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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

Luv-a-Duck! A mini Queen Victoria or Prince Albert would be fun, too! ...

So the notion of a Bonnie Baby Competition in BVW 2017 seems to gaining momentum... We'd want to give it a BVW twist so we're thinking, if we do do it, we would make it a dress-up comp with a BVW theme - ducks, scarecrows, QVs, whatever - rather than "judge" the actual babies, which may be quite 1987 but not quite 2017, in our view...! Best place for it may be within A Bear Named Buttony's picnic on Tuesday 8th August, 12-2. Just a fun thing, no registration or seriousness required. And is anybody willing to judge it/sponsor a prize...?!

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Ballater Community shared Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater's FOCUS Craft Fair. ...

Entry to all FOCUS craft fairs is free of charge but there is a raffle held at each on behalf of our sponsored charity which is Shopmobility Aberdeen. Visitors are urged to help the good works of this organisation by purchasing raffle tickets and patronising the stall operated by the charity's hard-working volunteers.

FOCUS Craft Fair

May 27, 2017, 10:00am - May 27, 2017, 4:00pm

Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater

Entry to all FOCUS craft fairs is free of charge but there is a raffle held at each on behalf of our sponsored charity which is Shopmobility Aberdeen. Visitors are urged to help the good works of this organisation by purchasing raffle tickets and patronising the stall operated by the charity's hard-working volunteers.

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What sunshine in Ballater today - great for the Farmers' market on the Green and the FOCUS Craft Fair in the Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater! ...

Wowee! What a beautiful for a Farmers Market! 🌞🌞🌞🌞 Everyone's set up, come and get your ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner 🍴

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Ann AlottoOh how I remember shopping the farmers market last summer. Great produce, cheese, and beautiful flowers! ENJOY the sunshine today.5 hours ago

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Farmers Market's Ballater Farmers' Market - 27th May. ...

May Market! @[110768395606421:274:H.M SHERIDAN LTD] @[573807092658122:274:Granite City Fish Ltd] @[1722069864742278:274:The Highlanders Bakehouse] @[603376313090640:274:Deeside Deli & Garden Shop] @[380213885431675:274:The Seed Box Ltd] @[142762439071768:274:Cambus O'May Cheese] Yarnell's Yummies @[1442308902735168:274:Suzie's Spice Kitchen] @[100432489246:274:My Secret Kitchen] @[1658354981047276:274:Pasta Mia] Three Fields Veg Louise's Farm Kitchen Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action Guide Dogs Craft Fair on in the Hall - www.facebook.com/events/1639522069677579/?ti=cl

Ballater Farmers' Market - 27th May

May 27, 2017, 10:00am - May 27, 2017, 2:00pm

Ballater Farmers Market

May Market! H.M SHERIDAN LTD Granite City Fish Ltd The Highlanders Bakehouse Deeside Deli & Garden Shop The Seed Box Ltd Cambus O'May Cheese Yarnell's Yummies Suzie's Spice Kitchen My Secret Kitchen Pasta Mia Three Fields Veg Louise's Farm Kitchen Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action Guide Dogs Craft Fair on in the Hall - www.facebook.com/events/1639522069677579/?ti=cl

1 day ago

Ballater Community shared Ardene House Vets's . ...

☀🌤️With this glorious Summer Sun and high temperatures set to remain for the next few days, please DO NOT leave any animal in the car. Always make sure water bowls are kept topped up, including Rabbit water bottles. Make sure your pet has shade to relax in. Please keep your pets safe this Summer. ☀☀

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

Doing all we can to make sure BVW's 30th anniversary year is a "SMASH HIT(S)"... Anyone interested in taking part in the BVW 2017 Queen Victoria Dance Troupe Flashmob on August 4th can come to the Hut on the Green, Ballater, at 7pm tomorrow (Friday 26th) to start that ball rolling. Be Amused. 🙂

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Ballater Community shared Aboyne Highland Games's . ...

IT IS NOW OFFICIAL!! ALL competitors must now register online prior to Games Day to compete at the Games. There will be no registrations taken on the day. Our new online registrations have opened tonight, so get in there quickly to register to compete at this year's Games. The Hill Race is limited to 150 (in honour of our anniversary). You will still be required to report to the Secretary's Tent on the day to confirm your attendance. Go to our Webpage, www.aboynegames.com and follow the link. The Registration Page will close on 31st July 2017. Please share...

3 days ago

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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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