Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Ballater

The wildlife and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Ballater. This welcoming city is known for its bars, golfing and restaurants. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in Ballater

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Ballater a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Lecht Ski Resort (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Glenshee Ski Centre (17.6 mi / 28.4 km)
  • CairnGorm Mountain (24.4 mi / 39.2 km)
  • Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (25.7 mi / 41.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ballater

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Ballater. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Morven (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Mount Keen (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Loch Muick (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Lochnagar (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Ballochbuie Forest (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Ballater

The nearest airport is in Aberdeen (ABZ), located 33.1 mi (53.3 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ballater?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 214 holiday lettings around Ballater. From 160 cottages to 32 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ballater? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ballater. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Glenshee Ski Centre: 163 holiday lettings
  • Balmoral Castle: 111 holiday lettings
  • Braemar Castle: 104 holiday lettings
  • Ballater Golf Club: 131 holiday lettings
  • Loch Muick: 137 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ballater listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Ballater?

Yes, of course. offers 160 Cottages in Ballater. Our other popular types of Ballater holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 32 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 160 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ballater?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 8 holiday homes with pool available in Ballater. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.