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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.

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I KNOW THAT WE HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE BUT PLEASE CAN YOU SHARE THIS IF...... you think that you might know someone who is daft enough to ever want to work in a hotel!! In all seriousness - we have a great thing going on at The Deeside Inn - it really is a great place to be if you want to make a difference and be excited by what you spend (most of the day) doing. We want upbeat, energetic and caring people to beat a path to our door - it will be worth it. Let us show you what a great industry this is to be a part of (Amy said that). We are in need of housekeepers, waiting staff, a receptionist and a maintenance person. We look forward to having an informal chat with anyone who is interested. We will consider part time or full time - experience or no experience. There's a fantastic team of hard working and creative people who need help! Please contact Joanna, Mhairi or Amy on either 01339 755413 or gm.deeside@crerarhotels.com

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Torphins Playgroup fundraiser - Ceilidh with the fabulous Clachan Yell on a Saturday 25 February

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No service in Crathie this Sunday.

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Val NortonIs that is Craigendarroch Hilton , not an angle I recognise7 days ago   ·  1

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Does anybody know any information about the outdoor pool at The Cambus of May please? Family history!

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Lesley CouttsUnfortunately there is very little know about it except that it was part of the hotel from about 1930 but , although the hotel is currently up for sale the empty pool is not included in the sale ! We found the empty pool on Sunday and it has just increased my own desire to find out more !1 week ago   ·  2
Robin MacleanI seem to remember ( I think) !!! That I was up at the campus o mey hotel for some reason, when I was little, and there was an empty swimming pool there! Could that be it? Remember that was 60 odd years ago!!!1 week ago   ·  1
Lynda MavorWow! Didn't even know this had existed. Where in Cambus O May?1 week ago
Val NortonWow , that's interesting , where was it?? at the hotel??1 week ago
Joan WattAt rear of cambus o may hotel1 week ago   ·  1
Elizabeth M L WilsonMy late godmother swan in the pool1 week ago
Dawn Marie SalmonLesley Coutts !!1 week ago   ·  1

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Check out the retail promotion for the month of February in the LivingWell Health Club! Buy Junior Neptune Nautical Goggles and Armbands for £8.50, a saving of £2.50. Get yours before they’re gone 🙂

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