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Ballater Caravan Park is surrounded by hills and spectacular scenery, and lies adjacent to the River Dee, one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers.

The park caters for caravans and motorhomes and also has great facilities for camping. It is half a mile from the centre of Ballater with its variety of shops and restaurants and just a quarter of a mile from the golf and bowling clubs.

This quiet and beautiful location combined with so many facilities within easy walking distance makes the park very popular with visitors.

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade

TV room




Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Pub toilets


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access


Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome


Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery


Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby


Large (51-200 sites)

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby


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  • Anderson Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB35 5QW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 57.0448°N 3.0392°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Huntly: Square Bus Stop — 29.4 miles
Inverurie: Town Hall Bus Stop — 30.0 miles
Train stations
Insch Rail Station — 25.7 miles
Laurencekirk Rail Station — 26.0 miles
Huntly Rail Station — 29.4 miles
Ferry ports
Aberdeen Ferry Terminal — 36.3 miles
Aberdeen Airport — 33.3 miles


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Balmoral Castle, Cairngorms National Park, Royal Deeside, castles, whisky distilleries, mountains, lochs, the Highland Games, golf, fishing, cycling, walking and bowls...

Ballater is a beautiful conservation village and everything is within easy walking distance. It's in the heart of beautiful Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, and the principal town of the eastern half of the Cairngorms National Park. It is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Scotland and it is a great favourite of both walkers and cyclists.

Near Ballater lies the royal castle of Balmoral, holiday home of the Queen and other members of the royal family. The railway station in the centre of Ballater, which was much used by visitors to Balmoral (especially Queen Victoria) is now a visitor centre. Today, many shops display royal warrants and the town celebrates Victoria Week annually in August.

Must see

  • Balmoral Castle (6.8 miles)
  • Braemar Castle (13.4 miles)
  • Braemar Highland Heritage Centre (13.8 miles)

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  • Does Ballater Caravan and Camping Park have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ballater Caravan and Camping Park dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ballater Caravan and Camping Park? Balmoral Castle, Cairngorms National Park, Royal Deeside, castles, whisky distilleries, mountains, lochs, the Highland Games, golf, fishing, cycling, walking and bowls... Ballater is a beautiful conservation village and everything is within easy … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ballater Caravan and Camping Park?
    RV, trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon

    Please call when you are on your way if you will be arriving any later than 7pm.

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Terms and conditions

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Please do not go on site without prior approval of the warden.

You are required to pay any balance due on arrival and before entry to the park. Payment is made at the park office.

Please bring your booking confirmation when checking in at reception.

In high season when the park is busy you may have to wait at reception to complete the arrival process. You will still need to report to reception to obtain access codes and electric hook-up.

We reserve the right to decline or terminate the booking of any guest(s) whose party make-up or behaviour interferes or may interfere with the general comfort of other guests. In this event no refunds will be made. Ballater Caravan Park and its facilities are intended for family holidays.The park is for use of caravans, motorhomes and tents: none may be used for commercial or employment purposes. Vans, lorries or any commercial vehicles are not permitted. No selling or commercial undertaking, within the park, is permitted. The park reserves the right to deal with any infringement of these conditions.

When booking a pitch the size of your unit must be stipulated, at the time, to ensure that the allocated pitch is large enough. Should you subsequently alter your requirements we cannot guarantee to provide an appropriately sized pitch. Every endeavour will be made to allocate guests the pitch of their choice, however, it must be clearly understood that acceptance of a booking is not conditional on the allocation of a particular pitch.

The park reserves the right to impose a charge of 2% for payments made by credit card. However at the present time no charge is made for this facility.

Payments for gas and other ancillary supplies, available at reception, must be paid for in full at the time of purchase.

You may wish to change some elements of the booking, e.g. type of accommodation or lead name. We will try to meet your request. Any changes must be made at least 21 days before the arrival date and be confirmed to the site in writing.

If no notification of non-arrival is given the park reserves the right, from 12.00 noon on the day following, to re let the pitch. No refund can be made for unused days.

We limit changes to your booking during your stay, however we cannot accept responsibility or compensation for circumstances beyond our control including (but not limited to) industrial disputes, natural disasters, fire, technical problems, bad weather and acts of government or God.

We try very hard to provide all facilities and entertainment as advertised in our website. It may however be necessary to make some alterations in advance of your arrival. If such a change is necessary, we will endeavour to advise you in writing as soon as possible. Compensation or refund may be made in such circumstances.

We always endeavour not to change the date or cancel your booking, but in exceptional circumstances this may be necessary. We will inform you of the change of date or cancellation as soon as possible and give you the following options.
a) accept the alternative arrangements as notified to you.
b) choose another available break from us at the advertised price.
c) cancel your booking with a full refund of any money you have paid.

All published prices include VAT and may be subject to change without prior notification.

In the event that the park warden is not in the office a notice will direct you to his/her location or provide a mobile telephone contact. Your pitch number and directions to it will be confirmed on arrival. If you are in any doubt whether you are on the right pitch please check. Any guest on the wrong pitch will be required to move.

All pitches must be vacated by 12 noon on the day of departure, otherwise an additional night's fee may be charged.

The fire assembly point for the caravan park is in front of the reception. In the event of an emergency dial 999 for the emergency services and notify the park warden immediately.

For fire safety reasons children are not permitted to erect tents without adult supervision.

Children remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians at all times. It is particularly important that you always know where your children are and that you provide adequate supervision for them at all times.

Only those people listed on the booking can occupy your accommodation and use the facilities of the park. If this legal requirement is not met, your booking will be terminated and you will be asked to leave, with no refund made.

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of your stay, please speak to the park warden. In most cases he/she will be able to help you immediately so that you can enjoy the rest of your stay. However, if you are still dissatisfied, you must speak to the park management and record your complaint with them. If, at the end of your stay, you feel that we have not dealt with your complaint satisfactorily, please write to the park owner at the office address no later than 28 days after the end of your visit. We are only able to take action on any complaints that are first brought to the attention of the reception team whilst you are on site and secondly received in writing within 28 days, unless there are exceptional circumstances. It is necessary for Ballater Caravan and Camping Park to impose these limitations so that we have the opportunity to solve the problems experienced.