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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. Many of our residents originate 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!

Ballater is flourishing after renovations necessary because the River Dee burst its banks over New Year 2016. 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. Construction is in progress for a new and improved Visitor Centre and Station Square, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2018.

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

Ice in the Dee! ...

Lots of ice floating down the Dee today.

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Ballater Community shared Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater's post. ...

Here is our Weekly List of events in the Halls - December 11th -17th. Check the online calendar for events:

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Thank you to Alistair Cassie for this photo showing our Old Royal Station in its original colours! Now the question is, will the Station return to those colours? ...

The Station in 1963 - many thanks to Alistair Cassie for the photo!

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Ballater Community shared Balmoral Castle & Estate's post. ...

Open today for Winter Tours on the hour 11am until 2pm and our Christmas shop SALE. Free tea, coffee and mince pies today!

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Ballater Community shared Aberdeenshire Council's post. ...

***Update - Schools Closure phone line is now back up and running*** The School Closure phone line is currently experiencing issues, keep up-to-date on our website: online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/Apps/schools-closures/ You can also sign up for school alerts at MyAberdeenshire by using the link on the home page of our website.

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Ballater Community shared No 45 Guest House's post. ...

Do you fancy a bit of rest and relaxation, crisp winter walks; log fires, and a hearty breakfast? No 45 have rooms available in the run up to Christmas. Book direct for the best price!

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Ballater Community shared My Modern Met's Colorful Cat & Dog Finger Paintings by Iris Scott. ...

Iris Scott is a modern-day Impressionist painter who doesn't use a paintbrush. Watch her finger paint vibrant portraits of animals.

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Ballater Local History Group - Quiz Night! ...

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