Places to Shop

Art Galleries, Antiquarian Books, Clothing, Toy Shops, & Antiques in Ballater, Royal Deeside!

Places to Eat

Restaurants, Cafѐs, Bars and Takeaways in Ballater, Royal Deeside.

Places to Go

Activities, Events Calendar, Attractions and Estates in and around Ballater, Royal Deeside.


Ballater Victoria Week, Ballater Highland Games, Ballater Winter Festival & more!


Welcome to Ballater

The most picturesque ‘Victorian’ village in the heart of Royal Deeside, Scotland! Ballater is surrounded by glorious countryside including the Dee River, Craigendarroch hill, Loch Muick, and Lochnagar. Located in the Cairngorms National Park, Ballater is 43 miles (69 km) west of Aberdeen and just 8 miles (13 km) from Balmoral Castle.

Ballater is famous for its royal connections and many of our shops and businesses display the Royal warrants of the Queen and Prince Charles. Visit our History & Genealogy page for more information about Ballater history. Our Ballater brochure is available in the library and in many of the businesses.

This website was launched in 2007 and is sponsored by the Ballater Business Association. More than 100 businesses located in the area between Dinnet and the Inver are listed here, on the Community Notice Board on Ballater's Church Green and on the Ballater Community website with links to weather information, maps, history, all the events & more! The Ballater Business Association welcomes you to Ballater!