Cafés & Coffee Shops

Cornellan Lodge
Braemar Road
AB35 5RQ
Tel: 013397 55410
Mob: 07739 881617


Craigen Cottage
1 Queens Road
Royal Deeside
AB35 5NJ
Tel: 01224 865888

The Auld Kirk is a fine example of an early Victorian Scottish Free Church building that is set in the heart of Royal Deeside, within the Cairngorms National Park.


Constructed from local granite, the Auld Kirk sits on the western edge of the historic village of Ballater, looking onto Craig en Darroch (the hill of Oaks), on the road towards Braemar.


The Auld Kirk houses a comfortable and stylish coffee lounge that is popular with the local population and visitors alike. A great place to stop for a morning coffee, meet friends for a light lunch or linger over an indulgent afternoon tea.

The Auld Kirk also offers comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities. We have 4 well appointed guest bedrooms all situated on the first floor of the building. An ideal place to stay for a quick stopover or a short stay to explore the beautiful Cairngorms National Park.

The Auld Kirk

Tel: 01339 755762