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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!

Over New Year 2016, the River Dee burst its banks, with part of Ballater being affected by the floods. As a result, a small number of the area’s attractions, shops & places to eat may not be available during the early part of 2016, but Ballater & Royal Deeside are still very much open for business.

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.

LATEST NEWS

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Victoria Week's post. ...

BVW will be at Ballater Farmers Market today 10-2. Come play Angry Ducks, pick up a freebie and grab your Scarecrow Competition entry form! See you there to Be Amused. :-)

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Farmers Market's Ballater Farmers' Market - 25th June (1st Birthday!). ...

Stalls from; Corrigall Fruits @[142762439071768:274:Cambus O'May Cheese] @[573807092658122:274:Granite City Fish Ltd] @[603376313090640:274:Deeside Deli & Garden Shop] @[110768395606421:274:H.M SHERIDAN LTD] The Highlanders Bakehouse - Bread Neals Yard Organic Skin Care & Remedies @[928953690471218:274:Steamin a Heid mobile coffee etc] @[1442308902735168:274:Suzie's Spice Kitchen] @[1658354981047276:274:Pasta Mia] @[488407358014441:274:Mortlach Game] Yarnell's Yummies @[280886865350637:274:Katy's Eggs] @[380213885431675:274:The Seed Box Ltd] Cake, gluten free cakes & brownies @[178678212173478:274:Ballater Victoria Week] Many more TBC

Ballater Farmers' Market - 25th June (1st Birthday!)

June 25, 2016, 10:00am - June 25, 2016, 2:00pm

Ballater Farmers Market

Stalls from; Corrigall Fruits Cambus O'May Cheese Granite City Fish Ltd Deeside Deli & Garden Shop H.M SHERIDAN LTD The Highlanders Bakehouse - Bread Neals Yard Organic Skin Care & Remedies Steamin a Heid mobile coffee etc Suzie's Spice Kitchen Pasta Mia Mortlach Game Yarnell's Yummies Katy's Eggs The Seed Box Ltd Cake, gluten free cakes & brownies Ballater Victoria Week Many more TBC

16 hours ago

Ballater Community shared Deeside Deli & Garden Shop's post. ...

Party food going out........

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Katrina BeangeLianne do I have Lee??2 days ago

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If you have a meeting, class or event in the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater - you can always check the online calendar on the website. Events like Afternoon Tea at the Albert & the Moravian Woodwind Quintet will be listed under....wait for it....the Events tab on Facebook as well! ...

Meetings and Events in the Halls - June 27th - July 3rd:

2 days ago

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Ballater Community shared Deeside Deli & Garden Shop's photo. ...

Lots of our homemade cakes today, more on the way.

2 days ago

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Laird David de CrudenMmmmmmmm to tempting by far that's the diet oot the windae noo2 days ago

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Ballater Community shared Davidsons Chemists's . ...

Smidge, now available at Davidsons Chemists, provides powerful and reliable insect protection. Water and sweat resistant Smidge repels those nasty midges, mosquitoes, horse flies, sand flies, fleas and ticks for up to 8 hours. This product is safe for use on adults, children over 2 years old and pregnant women. Smidge has a human-friendly fragrance and is a safe alternative to DEET and don’t worry, this repellent won’t melt your plastic kit! Smidge is recommended by the World Health Organisation and has been scientifically proven here in Scotland. Stocked at the following branches: Aberdeen, Aberfeldy, Aboyne, Alyth, Ballater, Banchory, Blairgowrie, Bridge of Earn, Coupar Angus, Crieff, Drymen, Killin, Ladybank, Methven, Milnathort, Pitlochry, and Scone If you are a customer at one of our other branches just ask the staff and they will order it in for you. www.smidgeup.com/smidge/

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Laird David de CrudenBeen using this ( Fisher man) for the past 4 years it's is really great stuff2 days ago

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