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.
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.
Royal Warrant Sign Ballater