Station Square Ballater - Deeside Images


Balmoral Castle - Deeside Images

Royal Lochnagar Distillery


Welcome to Ballater

Our own ‘Victorian’ village in the heart of Royal Deeside, Scotland, Ballater is in the midst of glorious countryside in the Cairngorms National Park, 43 miles (69km) west of Aberdeen & 8 miles (13km) from Balmoral Castle. Ballater’s local attractions include Craigendarroch hill, Loch Muick, Lochnagar and more!


Ballater is Can Do Country is famous for its royal connections. Many of our shops and businesses display the Royal warrants of the Queen and Prince Charles. As parts of Ballater recover from flooding that occurred at the very end of 2015 and early in January 2016, the village is recreating itself with enthusiasm for the future including rebuilding of some shops and several new businesses popping up!  Ballater & Royal Deeside are very much open for business as we look forward to the opening of a new Visitor Centre, Library and the Old Royal Station in Station Square - all opening in the spring of 2018.


Explore our website & Facebook page for up-to-date information to enjoy your visit to this beautiful area in full! Our website is full of Activities, events in Ballater & Upper Deeside plus many local Attractions. Ballater brochures & our Fun Map can be found in local shops or the library in Station Square.



Explore the website to find out about local events, places to shop, places to go and much more...


Places to Stay

Ballater's has B&Bs, a Caravan Park, Guest Houses, a Hostel, Hotels & Self Catering Accommodation.

Places to Eat

Ballater has a variety of places to eat - coffee shops and restaurants serving Indian, Chinese & Scottish cuisine.

Business Association

Find about about the Ballater Business Association, its diverse and growing membership as well as how to join.

Travel Information

Here are links to up to date weather and travel information in the Ballater area and around Royal Deeside.



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