Are you wanting to book an apartment or hotel within a short driving distance of central Ballater? There are 4 Expedia-listed accommodation options within a 0.1-mile distance of the downtown area.
You could check out the Glentorets B&B or the Argyle Guest House. The Glentorets B&B is situated 17 miles from the main part of Ballater. The Argyle Guest House, is 17 miles away. Another possibility is to check out the amenities and rates at the Dalmunzie Castle Hotel or the Schiehallion Guest House.
55 miles to the northeast of Ballater you will find Banff, where you'll find Banff Museum and Macduff Marine Aquarium. Should you wish to spend a night or two in Banff, check out the Gardenia Guest House - B&B and Fife Lodge. Or, you could consider staying in Banchory, 30 miles to the east of Ballater, where you can pick from the Inchmarlo Villas and Feughside Inn. While visiting Banchory, a couple of sights worth adding to your itinerary are the Crathes Castle and Gardens and Banchory Museum.
Get your sports fix by taking a journey to Pittodrie Stadium, which is 50 miles to the east of Ballater. Those sports fans wanting to find a room or apartment close by can make a choice from the Aberdeen Douglas Hotel or the Rox Hotel.