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Ballater Guide.  Ballater is the Royal Scottish village near #Balmoral Castle.  


Ballater the Royal Scottish village near Balmoral Castle

Ballater is a quaint Victorian village near the Royal Family’s Scottish home, Balmoral Castle.
Many shops and tradesmen proudly display the Royal Warrant outside their premises. Some shops are  by appointment both to Her Majesty The Queen and to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

When the Royal Family are not in residence Balmoral Castle is open to the public and displays include Sheridan the butchers vintage car, and vintage Balmoral fire equipment.

The whole area is adjacent to areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Glen Muick & Lochnagar.
There are many excellent walks which set off from the Loch Muick area; including the walk to Lochnagar  an extinct volcano.

Ballater was the terminus of the old Victorian railway line known as The Deeside Line Ballater railway station is now a museum and features amongst other things Queen Victorias toilet.

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Ballater Shops
Ballater has a busy high street with  a  Co-op supermarket and many shops, including whisky shops, restaurants,  butchers, take aways, paper shops, book shop, outdoor clothing, sporting goods, ironmongery, delicatessens, a railway museum, etc.


Lochnager mountain is in fact an extinct volcano and the loch beneath it is actually a volcanic crater. Lochnagar is one of Scotlands most famous mountains being imortalised as Dark Lochnagar by the poet Lord Byron, due to it's dark volcanic rock. You can walk to Lochnagar from Glen Muick. www.dsider.co.uk online magazine, photo courses Photography by Bill Bagshaw (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, www.dsider.co.uk)

Royal Warrant Sign Ballater

Royal Warrant sign at Ballater, Royal Deeside. Royal warrants are granted to persons who regularly supply the royal family. They are a common sight in Ballater which is near to Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside. www.dsider.co.uk dSider whats on Ballater guide, photography courses Ballater (Bill Bagshaw & Martin Williams/Bill Bagshaw, dsider.co.uk)