Ballater is a popular place to head to while you are exploring Aberdeenshire as some of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy driving distance. Two of the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Balmoral Castle and the remarkable Corgraff Castle. Two other worthy points of interest you’ll find within a short distance of Ballater are Glenesk Retreat and the Glen Doll Forest.
To really understand Aberdeenshire, visit one of its fabulous cultural destinations. Spend a quiet afternoon admiring the exhibits at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford.
While you are in and around Ballater, treat yourself with a visit to Braemar Castle. For those who enjoy history, the area’s bygone days can still be experienced at Craigievar Castle in Aberdeen and Kildrummy Castle.
If you enjoy winter sports, round up the family and head to the Glenshee Ski Centre in Blairgowrie and the Lecht Ski Resort in Ballindalloch for the best runs around Ballater.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep check out the amenities at the Moorfield House Hotel, the Forbes Arms Hotel, Alford, and the Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Suites.