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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Tours; Food and Drink
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Golf Courses; Sports
Owner description: Founded in 1892, this scenic 18-hole golf course offers its toughest challenge on its opening six holes, which include two... more » Owner description: Founded in 1892, this scenic 18-hole golf course offers its toughest challenge on its opening six holes, which include two difficult par threes. « less
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Ranked #4 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #5 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: History Museums; Museums

This small museum is very worth a visit.  You can step inside a refurbished carriage of Queen Victoria's royal train, go inside her waiting room at the station, and read about the... more »

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Ranked #6 of 12 attractions in Ballater
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Ranked #7 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Balmoral is the Scottish home of the British Royal Family. The Castle Ballroom, gardens and exhibitions are open from the... more » Owner description: Balmoral is the Scottish home of the British Royal Family. The Castle Ballroom, gardens and exhibitions are open from the 29th March until the 31st July. Visitors are able to view the Castle Ballroom, the largest room in the Castle, used for a number of formal occasions when Her Majesty is in residence. This is a rare opportunity to see many original pieces of fine art and treasures which normally reside within the private rooms of the Castle. An audio tour is included in the admission price and guides visitors around the formal and production gardens as well as a number of other exhibitions located within the stable block. In 2013 visitors area able to enjoy an exhibition of photographs of the Royal Family by Cecil Beaton. The exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum London and contains over forty fascinating images. Other displays include a native wildlife exhibition, a look at the Royal Yacht Britannia, a year in the life of Balmoral and our Balmoral audio visual presentation. We have a spacious self service cafe and gift shop selling a wide range of Balmoral souvenirs. Walks and trails are waymarked on the estate so visitors can enjoy a leisurely riverside walk or more strenuous exploration of the many commemorative cairns located within the grounds.Please note that Balmoral closes to visitors on the 31st July. The room open to visitors in the Castle is the Ballroom. Other rooms in the Castle form part of Her Majesty's private residence and as such are not open to the public. « less
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Ranked #8 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 12 attractions in Ballater
Category: Classes/Workshops; Classes
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Ranked #10 of 12 attractions in Ballater
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Ranked #11 of 12 attractions in Ballater
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