Ballater Cottages

Tucked away in the heart of Cairngorms National Park, Ballater is a village that captures the soul. With its breathtaking natural beauty, deep cultural roots, and genuine hospitality, Ballater offers an unforgettable experience for every kind of visitor. Famed for its royal connections due to its proximity to Balmoral Castle—the beloved Scottish residence of the royal family—Ballater invites you into a world where history and nature harmoniously coexist. Whether you're wandering through enchanting hills, lush forests or along serene riversides, you'll find ample opportunities to connect with the outdoors through activities like hiking, cycling, and fishing. Art lovers will be delighted by Ballater's thriving arts scene; several galleries and craft shops showcase remarkable works from local artisans. Explore our specially curated selection of Ballater cottages—perfect retreats for you and your loved ones—to start your journey toward an authentic Scottish adventure filled with warmth and wonder.


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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Ballater

Ballater, a picturesque village offers a blend of scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and royal connections. Check out our Aberdeenshire holiday cottages for more inspiration.

Here are the top five things to see and do in Ballater:

Balmoral Castle

Visit Balmoral Castle, the Scottish residence of the British royal family. Explore the grounds, gardens, and exhibitions, and learn about the history of this iconic royal residence.

Cairngorms National Park

Explore the Cairngorms National Park, which surrounds Ballater. Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, wildlife watching, and taking in stunning mountain landscapes.

Loch Muick

Take a walk or hike to Loch Muick, a scenic freshwater loch nestled in the hills near Balmoral. The picturesque landscape and tranquil waters make it a perfect spot for a relaxing day out.

Ballater Golf Club

Play a round of golf at the Ballater Golf Club, a scenic course offering beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the Cairngorms.

Deeside Way

Walk or cycle along the Deeside Way, a former railway line that runs through Ballater. Enjoy leisurely walks or bike rides along this peaceful path that winds its way through scenic landscapes.

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