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 Station Restaurant in Station Square – all opening later in 2017. The Old Royal Station had been destroyed by a fire in May 2015.


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.



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Places to Stay

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Places to Eat

Ballater has a wide range of places to eat, from restaurants to takeaways.

Business Association

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Travel Information

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Lochnagar today. Lots of snow lost. More mild conditions to follow. Hare today gone tomorrow?

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This is Frances Crawford's 'River Series' featured this month up on the wall and doesn't it look great!

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21 Great Things about the Etape Royale #1 The first and only: The Etape Royale offers Scotland’s first and only closed road 100-mile cycling event. It was hailed a huge success in the inaugural year...

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