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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 affected in the early part of 2016, but Ballater & Royal Deeside are still very much open for business. Almost all of our Bridge Street businesses have been rebuilt and are looking forward to a bright future!

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

Perfect View Productions
Ballater Community shared Perfect View Productions's SCOTLAND.
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Hopefully you will enjoy this:) An all new drone showreel, showing off Scotland from the air. Footage is from many filming jobs over the last year and from getting mates to come out and be filmed. The footage will take you too the Isle of Skye, the Cairngorms, Strathfarrar, Glen Affric, Loch Ness, Glencoe, Applecross, Bealach na Ba, the Hermitage, the Great Glen, Glen Etive, Glen Doll, Inverpolly Estate and several other places. All filmed with a DJI Inspire 1 drone and a few shots from the DJI Mavic Pro, enjoy:) #drone #dji #djiinspire #scotland #highlands #skye #glencoe #glenaffric #applecross #bealachnaba #hermitage #lochness #aerial #filmmaker #aerialcinematography #cairngorms #visitscotland #visithighlands

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FOCUS Craft Fairs in Ballater and elsewhere: ...

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Fundraising events in Ballater supporting Marie Curie: ...

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Ballater Community shared Ballater & Crathie Community Council's photo. ...

Agenda for June Meeting Monday 12th June 7pm Mike Sheridan Room - A presentation will be made by both Aberdeenshire Council and SEPA on flooding. There will be a Question and Answer session at the end of the presentation. ALL WELCOME

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Ballater Community shared Ballater & Crathie Community Council's post. ...

Prohibition of Waiting on 10th August 2017 for Ballater Highland Games from 0700-1900 on Braemar Road between Station Square and Provost Craig Road

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Glen Tanar
Ballater Community shared Glen Tanar's Holidays in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire.
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Looking for a last minute getaway? Get 20% off last minute holiday cottages during May & June! Enjoy a break in Royal Deeside and the stunning Cairngorms National Park where there is something for everyone. Quote code 'MAY17OFFER' at time of booking. Offer subject to availability and normal Ts & Cs apply. Book now: info@glentanar.co.uk or call us on (013398) 86451. VisitAberdeenshire #glentanar

3 days ago

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This Saturday!

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*** PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE***
Evening! We have decided to move the Tea Party into the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater, same times 10-4pm, on account of the miserable forecast.
Yes, we could make a decision in the morning, but electing to hold it on the green involves a lot more work, some of which would have to be completed tonight, which would be a waste of effort if we were to then get washed out.
We may not be able to bring the Bungee Run on account of space - sorry for any disappointment this may cause Iain Houston. 🙁 We will endeavour to bring it to Ballater Victoria Week instead....!
Thank you to everyone who agreed to help us make it happen on the green - Deeside Inn Daidh Barr.
Thanks also to Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside and my dad for assisting with our bouncy castle costs and to everyone who has donated already (Rosie Cowan, Wendy Cobban, Jean Michie and Ruth Burroughs).
Gonna be a great day in any event.
TIA!
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