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Places to Eat

With countless restaurants all within walking distance, Ballater has some really fantastic culinary delights.

Places to Eat

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Places to Stay

With countless restaurants all within walking distance, Ballater has some really fantastic culinary delights.

Places to Stay

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Places to Visit

With so much to do in such Ballater, you'll want to scope out the options to plan your trip.

Places to Visit

WELCOME TO BALLATER!

Ballater is a beautiful Victorian village home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer. Ballater also has a large number of residents originally from elsewhere in the UK and many other countries.

We hope that you will find the information on this website and the many links contained in it interesting and helpful! Email us at info@ballatercommunity.com with your queries, your photos, your news & your views!

After the River Dee burst its banks over New Year 2016, parts of Ballater were affected by flooding. As a result, a small number of the area’s attractions, shops & places to eat were not be available during the early part of 2016, but Ballater & Royal Deeside are still very much open for business. Almost all of our High Street businesses have been rebuilt and looking forward to Summer 2016!

In addition, the Old Royal Station in Ballater’s Station Square was affected by a fire in May 2015. Plans are being developed for a new and improved Visitor Centre and Station Square, which is scheduled to open in late 2017.

Many thanks to Kathleen Puddicombe, Deeside Images and many others for their kind permission to use their beautiful photographs of Ballater and the surrounding countryside – more photos are always on our FACEBOOK page, Ballater Community!
Events & information about Ballater and the area from Crathie to Dinnet can be found here and also at www.visitballater.com.

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Here is something Dog Walkers should definitely sign up for! ...

Green Dog Walking Scheme. Sign up to the above and receive doggie "poo" bags free, when they're finshed you can receive again as long as you sign up to the pledge of cleaning up after your dog. Thre are some free gifts available so come along to the "Sweetie Shop " sign up and show your support to keeping the village and surrounding area free of dog "poo".

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Pick up your nomination form for your unsung volunteering hero! Friends of Ballater Library has copies and are open from 2-4pm and 6.30-8pm today or you can Email info@ballatercommunity.com for copies. ...

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Thursday Sept.1st - Prohibition of waiting on Hawthorn Place due to Scottish Water Ironworks. ...

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Scott FraserEh no I said SSE, fit ever uz dee dinna mix water up wee electric....19 minutes ago
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See you in Ballater Saturday, September 10th on the Church Green! ...

See you in Ballater on Saturday September 10th - thanks to The Deeside Inn, The Ballater Charitable Chiels, The Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside, The Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch and the Ballater Highland Games!

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Etape Royale are looking for volunteers! ...

Etape Royale are looking for volunteers!

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Collect a form from Ballater Library or email info@ballatercommunity.com for a copy and details! ...

Voting has opened for the Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action Spirit of Ballater Awards. Nominate your unsung volunteering heros of 2015/2016. Voting forms available from Ballater Library. So come on Ballater get voting!

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Ballater & District Old People's / Over 50s Association is going on an outing to Old Aberdeen and the beach area on September 7th. ...

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