A place where nature, heritage and style come together, featuring luxurious rooms and suites, our five-star inn in Ballater has had a royal five-star upgrade featuring locally inspired cuisine in our restaurant.
Pay a visit to the Balmoral Arms and find the Scottish accommodation of the Royal Family at Balmoral Castle. Discover the River Dee while admiring the iconic wildlife from soaring eagles and red squirrels to Scottish wildcats.
Explore everything Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park has to offer.
Experience the beauty and wonder of Scotland, visiting the beautiful towns and villages of Royal Deeside, and the Cairngorms National Park.
Our rooms and suites book up quickly, so be sure to check your ideal dates now.
"The Balmoral Arms is perfection! All the staff were very friendly and helpful, dedicated to us having a great stay. Our room was beautiful, comfortable, and had an enormous, luxurious bathroom. The food in the formal dining room and the bar was delicious. The location is outstanding for roaming the town, doing some of the local hikes, and driving to Balmoral Castle. We were so happy to find such a wonderful accommodation and appreciate all the special touches to make our stay comfortable."
Check in from 3pm
Check out by 11am
Balmoral Castle nearby
Cairngorms National Park
Fishing, hiking and stalking
Dirty wellies/boots welcome
Keeping you connected
Live traditional music
Royal Lochnagar Distillery
Glenshee and The Lecht