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Ballater Caravan & Camping Site
Anderson Road
Aberdeenshire   (Browse area)
AB35 5QW   See Map
Tel: 01339 755727
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Pitches: 36
Open: Easter To October 31

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 44 Reviews
                9/10 from 44 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <1 mile   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  44 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dot P 514 reviews from this member

This site is right up there with some of the best we have ever stopped at.

Welcome at reception really friendly and helpful, full of information on what to do, where to go etc.

Our pitch was a good size, plenty of room between us and other pitches, gravel and grass both well kept and tidy. Facilities were immaculate, showers brilliant - plenty of hot water and good pressure.

The village is literally a few minutes from the site, enough shops to browse for an hour or so and a few good eateries and bars. We found people friendly and welcoming, in shops and cafes people wanted to stop and chat - added to our enjoyment of the village.

There is a good walk from the site around the edge of the golf course and back through town - about 3 km, fabulous views of the river and its easy going all the way around.

We ate out from the village chip shop! a bag of chips and haggis - very tasty sat on the square as the sun began to set.

At 26 per night for two with ehu (wifi and showers included) its not overly expensive for a good site in Scotland. For us the price covered the top facilities and service. Would stay again and highly recommend to others.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: PeterFritz 2 reviews from this member

Nice site in a nice little town. Top campsite. Staff was very friendly and helpfully. New done large pitches. Toilets and showers were very clean. There was a rain shelter and a kids play area. All made new because of the flood. I surely will return.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Alanawayfromhome 15 reviews from this member

Excellent site a Phoenix risen from the devastating floods.

It has been completely redesigned with lovely wide spacious flat pitches. New heated toilet and shower block which is immaculately looked after. Run by a community company the staff obviously take a great deal of pride in this asset to their town.

Staff couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful.

Site is right beside the river which flows benignly past, hard now to believe it was responsible for so much damage.

An easy walk into town which has a good interesting mix of shops cafes and pubs this being Royal Deeside many businesses have the Royal Warrant on their facia.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Capt Lightning 36 reviews from this member

What a great improvement on what the site used to be (before the floods).

This is a really top notch site in a stunning setting. The toilet block has been completely upgraded from its previous school changing room look, and there is a small children's' play area.

Ballater is recovering from the floods, although a few shops remain deserted and needing repair. Work on rebuilding the old Royal railway station which was destroyed by fire, is proceeding slowly.

I can't say that I particularly liked the town itself, although that too may be changing. It always struck me a being a little 'stuffy' and not very welcoming.

The other negative point about the site, is the price. 4 a night for EHU and possible other charges! Admittedly it does offer an over-65 reduction all year, but nevertheless for a family in high season it could be rather pricey.

Date of Visit: October 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Eebo 8 reviews from this member

An absolutely outstanding site right on the banks of the River Dee, which was its downfall in January 2016 when the site and half of Ballater were inundated with a horrendous flood. All of the static caravans on this site were lost, with the vast majority ending up floating down the river. It is amazing how well the site has recovered and testament to the hard work of the staff here to get it back to an amazing place to stay.

There are still signs of the flood behind the green fence that has been erected, but as for the touring area, it is resplendent in its greenery with large chipped hard standing areas, with electric hook up and plenty of water points scattered around. The reception is modern and clean, with polite and helpful staff, but the highlight has to be the toilet block, which was simply immaculate. Other more seasoned campers than me I spoke to on the site all raved about how spotless they were. There is a drive over grey water disposal area as well as an Elsan point, recycling bins, dishwashing area and a kids play area. Wifi is free, but it doesn't seem to be one of the few things repaired yet after the flood and we couldn't get a signal at all.

In the town there are many businesses open as usual and I highly highly recommend India On The Green if you fancy a fine dining experience with a Bangladeshi twist. Absolutely outstanding food. You can hire bikes from a few hundred yards away and there are several walks in the area, although one or two are still curtailed by flood damage. A walk up Craigendarroch is recommended for the views.

This was my second visit here, firstly with a mate for a boy's weekend a few weeks ago and I was so impressed with it, I had to return this time with my wife. Not sure who I'll be with the next time, but I will definitely be back!

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: ToadOfToadhall 4 reviews from this member

We first stayed at this site about a year ago and immediately thought it was one of the best sites we had used. We were devastated when we heard about the floods and were determined to return when the site was up an running again. All I can say is that the staff must have worked tirelessly to get the site up and running and, if anything, better than before. The lavatory/shower block is the best we have used. There are a few more touring pitches now which are widely spaced so you don't feel cramped. With all the facilities of Ballater just a short walk away and surrounded by magnificent countryside, it really is a fantastic location. We are already trying to get another visit in before they close in October.

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