There is still plenty of Scotland to explore during an autumn or winter break in Ballater.
From conquering rugged mountains in the Cairngorms to discovering nearby whisky distilleries and castles. After a day of adventure, a warm welcome is waiting with roaring fires and hearty meals.
During your autumn or winter break, choose the art of coorie with one of our cosy packages designed to enhance your stay and let you snuggle in after a day of adventure.
This winter, we invite our guests to embrace the rain during their stay and enjoy everything the country has to offer. Explore the area and see the sights, returning to log-burning fires, hot drinks and thermal experiences.
Top tips for winter breaks:
MacNabs: a great spot just round the corner where you can pick up some waterproofs, wellies and equipment for fishing or shooting.
Balmoral Castle: guided winter tours are given of the castle (availability of this can be found here), and the estate grounds remain open all year for winter adventure.
Royal Lochnagar Distillery: a few miles from Ballater, visited by Prince Albert, this is the perfect place to learn more about malt whisky
Ballater Events: There are a number of events in the local village, from the Ballater Farmer's Market on the 4th Sunday of every month to the Ballater Winter Festival on Saturday 27th November.
Glenshee Skiing: when the snow arrives Glenshee; the largest ski and snowboard area in Scotland, comes alive with a choice of 36 runs.
Walks: there are many walks in the area, some of which are through woodland. Put on your waterproofs and spot winter wildlife.
The Lounge: on stormy days, sit back and rest by the roaring fires with a good book and Afternoon Tea.