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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

Ballater Community shared Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action's . ...

Are you first aid trained? Can you volunteer at RDA Deeside Gymkhana on Sunday 21 May at Dinnet near Aboyne to make this annual fundraising event a great success. We need first aiders to help from 9.30 to 4 pm. If you feel you can help please contact Jill at rdadeeside@gmail.com T h a n k y o u 🐴🐎🏇

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Ballater Community shared Davidsons Chemists's . ...

MS Awareness week 2017! If you would like to find out more about Multiple Sclerosis and what you can do to help, then please click the following link... www.mstrust.org.uk/get-involved/ms-awareness-week-2017-24%E2%80%9330-april

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Wish we had the train all the way to Ballater again!
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ALL ABOARD: HRH Prince Charles takes a shot at driving a steam train at Deeside Railway near Banchory

24 hours ago

Celia Steven, Janet Absher Herring and 23 others like this

Julie ForbesWould be good for the area.17 hours ago   ·  2
Maureen MutchIf only23 hours ago   ·  2
Yvonne MorrisonThat would be wonderful, and so good for the village!8 hours ago
Kate MortonWould be lovely !14 hours ago   ·  1

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Ballater Community shared Ballater Caravan Park's . ...

This is the new layout!!! Bigger sites mean all the numbers have changed so where you liked before will be different!! Please take the time to look and avoid disappointment later!

1 day ago

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Balmoral Castle & Estate
Ballater Community shared Balmoral Castle & Estate's video.
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Snowy scenes at Balmoral Castle this afternoon!

1 day ago

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Wee House of GlensheeWe've just had several lovely ladies from California call in enroute to Balmoral, hope the snow lets off for them!1 day ago
Graham WatsonPeter Jennings, I hope you got cleared up before all this?1 day ago
Lucy NicollElizabeth Benjamin ballater today! Fingers crossed for August!!1 day ago
Jim TrotmanKarin Stormont Laura Gray!!! Big Scotland = BIG weather changes..12 hours ago   ·  1
John CuttsWow!!!1 day ago   ·  1
Natalie McelweeNicola Barbour Thank the Lord wasn't Saturday! 😂😂1 day ago   ·  1
Patricia DixonBeautiful22 hours ago
Rosemary SmithThankfully this didn't happen on Saturday ❄⛄🏃1 day ago
Lorraine ScottWow! Wish I was up there!1 day ago
Jackie HoeyWow winters back1 day ago
Leslie SmithWtf1 day ago
Isabel MclarenHelen Pirie nicer the day we went xx1 day ago
Gloria OfficerClaire Watson White Jasmine glad it wasn't yesterday xx1 day ago   ·  1
Bill MckaigBrrrrrrr Patricia Reynolds 😕1 day ago   ·  1
Samantha CampanellaJohn Cutts 🙂1 day ago   ·  1
Jenna SkeneRussell Dornan 😳1 day ago   ·  1

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We have a winner! ...

BVW 2017 Design a Badge Competition winner Freya Garden (right) with her bag of Ballater goodies and Badger's Lizzie Scripps. Well done, Freya! 🙂

2 days ago

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Braemar TV
Ballater Community shared Braemar TV's RunBalmoral 2017 - ConocoPhillips 5k race.
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The Run Balmoral 5k race around the grounds of Balmoral Castle & Estate near Braemar, held on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

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