Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Ballater

The wildlife and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation 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 vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Ballater

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

  • 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 traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Ballater. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Ballater

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

Where to stay around Ballater?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 212 vacation rentals near Ballater. From 92 Cottages to 103 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ballater for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Ballater?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Ballater. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Balmoral Castle: 112 vacation rentals
  • Braemar Castle: 96 vacation rentals
  • Glenshee Ski Centre: 152 vacation rentals
  • Aviemore Station: 303 vacation rentals
  • Craigellachie National Nature Reserve: 311 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Cottages in Ballater?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 92 Cottages in Ballater. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Ballater include:

  • Houses: 103 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 92 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 7 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Ballater?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Ballater. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.