Balmoral Castle & Grounds
Balmoral Castle & Grounds


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Tel code: 01339 | code search
Postcode: AB35 | code search
Population: 1500
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Balmoral Castle & Grounds
"from all of the different web pages i have seen pic which look amazing. i wish i couldgo there some day

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Hilton Craigendarroch
"Good Points: Staff friendly and helpful. Good food and clean room Bad Points: Had to wait 10 minutes for a breakfast table Room had a view into a back work ..." More

Rowan Tree
"After completing a hike to the summit of Lochnagar. My partner and I went looking for somewhere in Ballater to get some much needed Sustenance. After a short walk round ..." More

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Ballater is a small ancient town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland situated in Royal Deeside, lying on the River Dee, 43 miles west of Aberdeen. Behind the town to the north, runs the Pass of Ballater, an ice-worn ravine; where there is evidence the area has been a prehistoric settlement with a large collection of Pictish symbol stones. The town dates back to c1300 and was built around the central church green, the buildings are made from red granite, there are shops and amenities, a museum, hotels and restaurants, the Town Hall was built as a memorial to Prince Albert and the Royal Bridge, spanning the River Dee, was opened in 1885 by Queen Victoria. Ballater is a popular area with tourists lying on the route to Balmoral Castle, purchased in 1852 by Queen Victoria, Balmoral Castle is still used as the holiday home for the current Royal Family. Ballater sits in a beautiful area surrounded by forest and the Cairngorm Mountain range. Ballater is a centre for orienteering and has many sporting facilities including an 18-hole golf course and bike hire shops. There are gentle walks at Craigendarroch and more advanced walks on Lochnagar Mountain. Ballater holds a walking week each May.


Balmoral Castle & Grounds
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
The Old Royal Station


Ballater Caravan & Camping Site

Caravan Park

Ballater Caravan & Camping Site
Invercauld Caravan Club Site


Dance - Brandie School of Dancing


Faunoran Cottage
Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges


Ballater Community Nurses
The Medical Centre

Golf Club



Auld Kirk Hotel

Pub and Bar

Coilacriech Inn
Prince Of Wales


Darroch Learg Hotel
Gathering Place
Green Inn Restaurant
Johnson's Restaurant

La Mangiatoia
Rowan Tree
Station Restaurant


Ballater School
Braemar School
Royal Deeside School Of English


Mackays Holiday Cottages & Lodges


Aberdeen Considine & Co
Fraser & Mulligan
Gray & Kellas


Ballater Taxis
C R H Nicol

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Ballater Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Ballater LTC (Tennis)


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Ballater Flowers
Davidsons Chemist
D P Optician



Treasures Of Ballater


Glenshee Centre(Snow Sports)

Places to Stay near Ballater

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The Deeside Inn (0.08 miles)

The Deeside Inn
The Deeside Inn sits in the centre of the picturesque Royal Deeside village of Ballater, at the heart of the Grampian Highlands.
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Deeside Hotel (0.35 miles)

Deeside Hotel

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Recommended in the Good Hotel Guide 2008, this late Victorian residence is set within an acre of grounds in picturesque Ballater, Royal Deeside. Comfortable rooms are individually decorated, all with en suite ... More

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The Glen Lui Hotel (0.38 miles)

The Glen Lui Hotel

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Ideally located for peace and quiet, yet only five minutes walk into the village, The Glen Lui is set in a secluded ... More | visit website

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Hilton Craigendarroch (0.81 miles)

Hilton Craigendarroch

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This hotel is surrounded by beautiful countryside on a private estate in the Scottish Highlands. The hotel has 45 bedrooms and conference facilities for parties of up to 120. The fine ... More

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Pannanich Wells (1.61 miles)

Pannanich Wells

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Historic 18th Century inn with springs. Internally Pannanich changes into a comfortable well appointed hotel. Built circa 1760 as a hotel to provide accommodation for guests wishing to 'take the ... More

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Loch Kinord Hotel (5.84 miles)

Loch Kinord Hotel

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In the rustic village of Dinnet in the heart of Royal Deeside, this family-run hotel is ideal for exploring the Highlands and tourist and sporting activities in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. On the ... More | visit website

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Glendavan House (5.95 miles)

Glendavan House
Set in the heart of Royal Deeside, Glendavan House was built as a shooting lodge in 1886. The house stands in its own extensive grounds - seven acres of natural pine woodland overlooking Loch Davan ... More | visit website
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Aberdeen Arms Hotel (8.70 miles)

Aberdeen Arms Hotel
The Aberdeen Arms Rooms are being operated as self catering hotel rooms with budget prices. There is a choice of 4 large double or family en-suite rooms available. All are recently refurbished and offer en-suite ... More | visit website
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The Commercial Hotel (8.70 miles)

The Commercial Hotel
Sitting in the quaint village of Tarland in the heart of The Howe O' Cromar on Royal Deeside you will find a hidden gem - The Commercial Hotel. A former 18th century coaching inn The ... More | visit website
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Tigh na Geald (9.63 miles)

Tigh na Geald
Tigh na Geald - or House on the Hill is a beautiful Victorian house overlooking the village green in the centre of Aboyne on Royal Deeside. With Aberdeen and Balmoral only 30 minutes away on ... More | visit website

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