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Braemar Youth Hostel
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13.68 mi from city centre
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Most helpful kind staff Ian so knowledgeable of area"…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2019

Braemar Youth Hostel
Braemar Apartment
3.5 out of 5
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13.74 mi from city centre
Braemar Apartment
Hillview
3.5 out of 5
The price is £160 per night
0.22 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"Excellent for mid-vacation regrouping when traveling by car. Relax in the garden while washing your clothes, walk short distance for shopping, dining, and drinking or enjoy a home cooked meal in a beautifully appointed kitchen."…"

Reviewed on 23 May 2019

Hillview
Braemar Lodge Hotel
The price is £108 per night
13.7 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)

"Great B+B room was great, food at breakfast and in the restaurant excellent!"…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Braemar Lodge Hotel
Glenernan Self Catering Cottages
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0.22 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Lovely little cottage!

"We stayed for 2 weeks in the Bothy, and it was perfect. The place is small, but it had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. The location is great for lots of outdoor activities, and an easy walk into town for shopping and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan 2019

Glenernan Self Catering Cottages
Moorfield House Hotel
The price is £68 per night
14.1 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (295 reviews)

"Small friendly with character. Nice location easy check in out"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Moorfield House Hotel
Braemar Lodge Bunkhouse
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13.72 mi from city centre
Braemar Lodge Bunkhouse
Braemar Lodge Cabins
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13.72 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Situated in an amazing place right at the bottom of the Glenshee mountain"…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Braemar Lodge Cabins
The Invercauld Arms Hotel
3 out of 5
GLENSHEE ROAD AB35 5YR,AB35 5YR, Ballater, SCT
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13.7 mi from city centre
3.2/5 (69 reviews)

"Parking tricky and place is showing its age. Food was good."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2018

The Invercauld Arms Hotel
Darroch Learg Hotel & Restaurant
Braemar Road ,52-56, Ballater, SCT
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0.52 mi from city centre
Darroch Learg Hotel & Restaurant
Invercauld Lodges
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0.26 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
A wee break in Scotland

"We had a lovely time in Scotland and Invercauld Lodges were a perfect base to go sightseeing from. We were greeting by Gordon who made us feel most welcome. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that milk, tea, suger and coffee plus a packet of shortbread were waiting for us upon arrival. Would ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Invercauld Lodges
No 45 Guest House
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £125 per night
0.3 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)

"Very hospitable hosts and a lovely guest house."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

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Schiehallion Guest House
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13.69 mi from city centre
Schiehallion Guest House
Morvada Guest House
3 out of 5
Braemar Road,28, Ballater, SCT
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0.18 mi from city centre
Morvada Guest House
East Bank B&B
50 Albert Road,, Ballater, SCT
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0.16 mi from city centre
East Bank B&B
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Visiting Ballater

Visitors to Ballater are sure to enjoy the bars and restaurants. Tourists can also enjoy the city's golf courses, mountain views and ski areas. Top sights in the city include Balmoral Castle and Glenshee Ski Centre.

  • There are 33 hotels and other accommodation options in Ballater
  • The closest major airport is in Aberdeen (ABZ), 33.1 mi (53.3 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Ballater

Notable city landmarks like Balmoral Castle and Braemar Castle might be worth a visit. The city's natural beauty is on display at Lochnagar, Cairngorms and Loch Muick. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Glenshee Ski Centre and Ballater Golf Club.

As you plan your holiday, you'll find 33 hotels and other accommodation options to select from in Ballater. Here's a top-rated accommodation option based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Deeside Inn - With a stay at this 4-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and a bar, along with in-room flat-screen TVs. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its central location and clean, comfortable rooms.

Outside the city, top places to visit include Craigievar Castle, 15.4 mi/24.8 km from the heart of the city, and Cairngorms National Park, which is 24.4 mi (39.3 km) away.

Dressing for Ballater

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 10°C and the night-time average to be 1°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 18°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • July to September averages 19°C during the day and 7°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 14°C during the day and 2°C at night
  • About 713.70 millimetres of rain falls on Ballater each year
  • Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 19°C, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 1°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Ballater?
Based on our traveller data, Braemar Lodge Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and free parking. Other good choices for your stay include Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites and Invercauld Lodges.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Ballater, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most room reservations are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you might still have the option to cancel and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get top deals in Ballater.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Ballater?
Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites is a top 3.5-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 indoor pools and a restaurant. Schiehallion Guest House is another good option for your stay with the kids.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Ballater?
Deeside Hotel - Hotel is a top dog-friendly hotel, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include The Invercauld Arms Hotel and The Deeside Inn.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Ballater?
Deeside Hotel - Hotel is a hotel featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for golfing nearby. Another good choice is Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites if you’d like to be close to a golf course while in town. Visit Ballater Golf Club or Braemar Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
Where's the best place to stay for a ski holiday in Ballater?
Based on our travel data, Deeside Hotel - Hotel is a top hotel for hitting the ski slopes, and features free breakfast and a restaurant. Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch Suites is another good option for your winter getaway. Enjoy the skiing and snowboarding by visiting Glenshee Ski Centre or Lecht Ski Resort.

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