5 days in Ballater Itinerary

5 days in Ballater Itinerary

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Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Aviemore (Loch an Eilein, The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, & more), Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Balmoral Castle, play a few rounds at Ballater Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Muick.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ballater trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport. In September in Ballater, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballater

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Side Trips

Aviemore, Highland Folk Museum, Grantown Antiques and Collectables, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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Loch Muick ©
Loch Muick
Balmoral Castle ©
Balmoral Castle
Royal Lochnagar Distillery ©
Royal Lochnagar Distillery