Nestled in the heart of Aberdeenshire, the charming village of Ballater is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. With its rich history, traditional architecture, and warm hospitality, Ballater offers a unique and authentic Scottish experience that will leave a lasting impression.Whether you're strolling along the banks of the River Dee, exploring the nearby Balmoral Castle, or hiking the trails of the Cairngorms National Park, there's no shortage of adventures to be had in Ballater.Come and immerse yourself in the beauty of this enchanting region and discover the magic of Scotland.

Hiking & biking

The Scottish mountains provide an unforgettable adventure for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. There are hiking and biking routes to suit every taste and skill.Our team can provide you with more details about the rental after your booking, such as the exact location of the rental facility, the available bike models, pricing, rental hours, and any other relevant information.We are happy to help and want to make sure that you have a great experience.

Clay Shooting

Whether you're a seasoned shooter or a beginner, you have a range of options to suit your needs.

Off road 4x4

Explore the rugged terrain and take in the stunning views from the comfort of a sturdy and capable 4x4 vehicle.This tour will lead you through the mountains, navigating through challenging terrain and providing insight into the area's rich history and wildlife.

Golf courses

Scotland's highlands are a mecca for golf enthusiasts who are looking to combine their passion for the sport with stunning natural scenery. With its rolling hills, rugged coastline, and dramatic landscapes, the Scottish highlands offer some of the world's most breathtaking golf courses.


Meet the locals

places to eat & drink

Tarmachan Cafe

Speciality coffee & local produce in the heart of the Cairngorms

Bridge House Cafe

Set in the idyllic village of Ballater, dog friendly café offers a warm welcome for freshly baked cakes, deli goods and grab & go Thursday-Monday.

Courie Courie

Sourdough Artisan bakery & Friendly Whole-food Café cooking real food and baking from responsibly sourced, Local ingredients.

Fife Arms Flying Stag (Pub) in Braemar

The Flying Stag Braemer has a vibrant atmosphere with animated conversation and live entertainment. The bar offers local beers, Scottish whiskies and spirits accompanied by a menu of bar snacks and hearty Scottish dishes. 

Fife Arms The Clunnie (Restaurant) in Braemar

The Clunie Dining Room showcases the art of wood-fire cooking. An evening dinging surrounded by art.

The Clachan grill

The Head Chef has carefully designed the Clachan Grill’s menu to reflect the diverse ingredients Scotland has on offer, drawing inspiration from Scottish classics, while elevating them to the level of a modern Gril

The Boat Inn in Aboyne

A delightful riverside inn located in the heart of Royal Deesid you find a great pub with log fires and a beer garden. The Boat Inn has stood on the banks of The River Dee since 1720.

Rothesay Rooms

Rothesay Rooms is one of Royal Deeside’s most revered Cafés and its menu celebrates the best in Scottish produce and continues to be at the heart of the community.