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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 home to more than 1500 residents as well as an estimated 1000 visitors at the height of the summer in our beautiful Victorian village. 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 & 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! Here is our current map of the village centre.

The Old Royal Station in Ballater’s Station Square was affected by a fire in May 2015 but you will see that construction is in progress for a new and improved Visitor Centre and Station Square, 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

Ballater Community shared Glenernan Self Catering Cottages's post. ...

Glenernan Self Catering Cottages are proud to receive a 2017 Guest Review Award from Booking.com 😍 #guestsloveus We would very much like to thank all of our guests for their high scoring reviews. www.glenernan.co.uk

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Ballater Community shared Glenshee Ski Centre's post. ...

11 lifts now open. Light winds and high cloud -3C.

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An ASDA order was delivered today and the driver said she had deliveries in Ballater near brown sugar cafe when someone took her sack barrow! Hope it was returned!! ...

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Ballater Community shared Improving Playpark Facilities for Ballater's post. ...

So, here's where we are at so far... 90 of these (designed by Lizzie) were dropped into the school this week and the pupils are going to be asked to complete them as a homework assignment next week. The results will feature in an article in the Spring Ballater & Crathie Eagle as well as forming the start of the consultation process with the primary-aged kids themselves about what they would like for the village. In time it would be nice to maybe form a small group of interested youngsters to assist with the ongoing process of designing a new playpark/s. Sarah Brown, who was instrumental in upgrading Aboyne's playpark (which many people cite as a good one), has also been in touch offering to share knowledge. Some equipment catalogues are presently doing the rounds of the toddler groups and we hope to get some more in the post soon... We have about 10 names of local parents willing to assist with the process. Anyone is welcome to jump on board at any time. It may be a good idea to host an open public event maybe sometime in February/March to again pull in people's ideas, especially those not on facebook etc. Any ideas on where we could host this would be greatly appreciated. 🙂

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Ballater Community shared Glen Tanar's video. ...

Impress your guests with a wow factor wedding venue with over 600 antlers adorning the vaulted ceiling! Take a virtual look around with our 360 tours: www.glentanar.co.uk/weddings/victorian-ballroom

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Happy Saturday If anyone wants a taste of our haggis pop into Hammerton Store as there offering tastings of haggis and gin! Sounds a treat! Hope there some gin left for me!

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