The Carriage, Ballater
This beautiful destination in Ballater has been recently restored after it was burnt to the ground in 2015. The Carriage now works as an informal café, an evening bistro, a sumptuous location for Afternoon Tea, a unique spot for private dining in the Royal Waiting Room, and it oozes history and even has a gift shop.
This station was the Royal Railway Station, built especially for Queen Victoria in 1866. It’s of such personal significance to the monarchy, that when it was destroyed the Prince’s Foundation stepped in to bring it back to its former glory.
The site also includes a Visitor Centre, local library (with children’s reading snug) and gift shop.
Destinations like this sum up the ‘Royal’ in Royal Deeside. Discover more at thecarriageballater.co.uk.