As mentioned in several reviews the Old Royal Station is being restored, but let me focus people to great little bike shop at this station. You can hire bikes (including e bikes) and then go a trail following a nice flat route along the rail lines and what a wonderful journey.. highly recommended.
The station burnt down and is being restored. HOWEVER Ballater is an experience and well worth the time to visit. You will note whilst strolling up and down the Main Street that a very high proportion of the shops are By Appointment to HRH the Queen and also HRH Prince of Wales. The top of Craigendarroch can be reached from...
Although this wonderful old station is still closed for renovation, the walls surrounding it have several large photos of the station in all its past glory, with pictures of various kings and queens arriving in the village on their way to the Balmoral B&B just up the road.
A fascinating glimpse of times gone by.