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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

Tickets are available now. If you want to book a ticket, please call 013397 55916. ...

The Upper Deeside Fundraising Group have organised this fantastic Clairvoyance event on 30th June. Tickets are £12 and can be bought now, please contact your Community Fundraiser, Lauren at Lauren.Edwards2@mariecurie.org.uk if you're interested.

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The Scenery is just amazing! ...

Well the weather man's predictions stopped us taking on a more challenging walk but even though he got it wrong we had a brilliant day. The sun shone and we took a walk over the Old Brig O'Dee and through the Ballochbuie Forest which is glorious with amazing views, you can understand why Queen Victoria wanted to perserve it. We walked up to the Honka Hut where we enjoyed lunch. From here we took a small detour to see the oldest tree which is in its 431st year! Compared to some of the Granny Pines it was really small so it surprised us with its age.Back on the path we visited the Falls of Gargh Allt which were beautiful and were only a short walk from the bus. We ended the day back at Balmoral Castle and enjoyed a wee picnic together. This walk was great. We really enjoyed the company and expertise of Glynn our ranger for the day, a big thank you to him.

18 hours ago

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Balmoral Castle & Estate
Ballater Community shared Balmoral Castle & Estate's video.
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Caught on one of our wildlife cameras recently.

20 hours ago

Ballater Community shared Cyclehighlands's post. ...

SALE!! Transition Scout Alloy Large. Brand new. Was £2800 now £2500

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Coming soon... FIND WALLY IN BALLATER! Wally is heading to Ballater. Pick up your search list in Deeside Books and get ready to find Wally and win prizes from 1st July. WHERE’S WALLY? The world’s favourite children’s book character in specs and a stripy shirt back! Wally is travelling the country, visiting ten different local businesses in Ballater along the way. Wow! The event is part of INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP WEEK. Those who find him can win prizes, including stickers, books and more. The search is on! Wally can be found at lots of local businesses. Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Wally!” search list in Deeside Books with the names of all the businesses, and collect an “I found Wally” card when they spot Wally. Collecting cards and handing them in at Deeside Books will win Wally stickers and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Where’s Wally? party on 29 July. The grand prize includes a copy of Where’s Wally? The Sticker Book and a copy of Where’s Wally Now? Deluxe Edition presented in a limited edition Where’s Wally? bag.

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Fallow Deer now available for sale in our shop or delivered to your door .

2 days ago

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Exciting news! The Danberrys will be playing at the market this Saturday from 1-2pm!

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Obviously not your average Farmers' Market! ...

Exciting news! The Danberrys will be playing at the market this Saturday from 1-2pm!

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A fun evening with great music supporting a local charity! ...

Thanks to Ace Voices who are raising money for our mini bus fund, looking forward to the concert 👍😊

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As part of Aberdeenshire Wellbeing Festival, Deeside PANDAS is running complimentary buggy fit classes through the month of June. The classes will be run by Ruth from Aboyne Gym. We hope to give all mothers the opportunity to get outside, meet others and improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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