Ballater Caravan Park

255 Reviews

4.7 / 5 overall rating based on 255 reviews in the last 12 months

100% would recommend this site

100% would stay here again

Excellent

81%

Very Good

17%

Average

1%

Poor

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Terrible

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"Gallagher caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

23/12/2016

This park is well situated within a network of walks to suit various abilities.

"Ballater caravan sites"

Mrs R Simms - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

03/11/2016

Excellent site,newly overhauled, will be back.

"Improved caravan site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

03/11/2016

We have been going to this site for many years because of its location. Since it has been under the managent of the present company it has been greatly improved. Since it reopened after the flooding......Read more.

We have been going to this site for many years because of its location. Since it has been under the managent of the present company it has been greatly improved. Since it reopened after the flooding it is a beautiful site with great facilities. Privacy cubicals in toilet blocks would make it even better....Read less.

"Nice campsite in a good location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

03/11/2016

We spent here only one night in the tent at the end of the season. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and warmth of the toilet block, plenty of hot water, it all looked very new. Nice......Read more.

We spent here only one night in the tent at the end of the season. I was very impressed with the cleanliness and warmth of the toilet block, plenty of hot water, it all looked very new. Nice location, short walk to the pubs, cafes. Easy online booking. We will return....Read less.

"First visit after flood"

Mr Kinnear - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

03/11/2016

Very high quality site much improved. Nice spacious pitches compared to previous.

Only thing I would change is the colour of the fence!. Personal opnion but would prefer a darker green.

"Good weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

30/10/2016

The campsite is tidy and well laid out. The toilet block is lovely and clean. The play area is for younger children as the equipment is small. The dog walk was easily accessible too. We really......Read more.

The campsite is tidy and well laid out. The toilet block is lovely and clean. The play area is for younger children as the equipment is small. The dog walk was easily accessible too. We really enjoyed our weekend and will certainly be returning....Read less.

"Great improvements"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

28/10/2016

Beautiful toilet block. Would have liked privacy cubicles and plug in tv reception.

"security "beef up "required at Deeside camp.."

M Coleman - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

28/10/2016

I am happy to visit &re visit Ballater camp site, it is a very clean and tidy site the staff are more than nice & pleasant with you, my only concern is the fact anyone and everyone can come and go to......Read more.

I am happy to visit &re visit Ballater camp site, it is a very clean and tidy site the staff are more than nice & pleasant with you, my only concern is the fact anyone and everyone can come and go to the site as and when they wish because there is no security at the entrance of the site, I am a member of the caravan club and every one of their sites are fully locked and a key pad entrance system is in place , this would be a small cost to the owners of this beautiful site and would go some way to making visitors feel more secure knowing the only people on site were either guests or staff -I have mentioned this to other campers and they agree, I have also noted this in my earlier reviews but yet as nothing has been done.....Read less.

"my weekend at ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed Oct 2016

27/10/2016

the first thing is the nice layout of the booking office the nice welcome from the staff

"Ballater Caravan Park in a must"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

26/10/2016

Stayed two nights in October, our first visit back since storm Frank. I was not disappointed as the work carried out is first class and all the amenities are spotless. The warden is lovely and......Read more.

Stayed two nights in October, our first visit back since storm Frank. I was not disappointed as the work carried out is first class and all the amenities are spotless. The warden is lovely and very helpful.

Ballater itself is back thriving with lots of visitors and there is generally a very friendly feel to the village. Well worth a visit....Read less.

"Great place to camp"

G Legg - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

22/10/2016

This was our third visit to this site, easily accessible for local amenities, flat site, friendly wardens and immaculate showers and toilets. Well done to everyone who got the site up and running......Read more.

This was our third visit to this site, easily accessible for local amenities, flat site, friendly wardens and immaculate showers and toilets. Well done to everyone who got the site up and running after the devastating flood in Ballater was a pleasure to come back....Read less.

"Wet but very relaxing stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

21/10/2016

My wife and I are reasonably new into caravanning since March this year. So far we spent over 25 days on various sites in Scotland, recently the Highlands and East coast north of Inverness. Ballater......Read more.

My wife and I are reasonably new into caravanning since March this year. So far we spent over 25 days on various sites in Scotland, recently the Highlands and East coast north of Inverness. Ballater has recovered very well from the January 2016 floods. The caravan site is excellent with spacious level hard standing pitches with electric. Our pitch no. 12 was near the walk along the river Dee and golf course. The walk is still under repair but passible. Our Lab liked the walks nearby and the caravan site is a short walking distance into the village to amenities. Robbie at reception was very friendly and helpful. Facilities like shower blocks are well maintained and spacious. Even though the weather caused a few puddles at our pitch it dried up fine. Highly recommended site....Read less.

"Excellent Site"

Mr P Wright - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

17/10/2016

Site facilities where excellent.Toilet block immaculate and nice to have heating. Site was very well kept with grass being cut the day we arrived. Overall the site was excellent.

Only slight moan......Read more.

Site facilities where excellent.Toilet block immaculate and nice to have heating. Site was very well kept with grass being cut the day we arrived. Overall the site was excellent.

Only slight moan and is nothing to do with site is the access and exit routes are quite busy. This is due to a large amount of trade vans (joiners, plumbers etc) parked on the streets. These are doing work on the houses damaged in the recent floods. As i say not the sites fault....Read less.

"Caravan holiday"

McKay - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

17/10/2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Ballater campsite, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The scenery and location are second to none, it's no wonder the Royal family have made this part of Scotland......Read more.

We really enjoyed our stay at Ballater campsite, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The scenery and location are second to none, it's no wonder the Royal family have made this part of Scotland their summer vacation. Thank you for your hospitality ☺...Read less.

"Fantastic site"

Mrs Main - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

17/10/2016

We have stayed at Ballater caravan park many times before and always found it to be very easy to get to and within walking distance of ballater shops. It is also really handy for walking in the......Read more.

We have stayed at Ballater caravan park many times before and always found it to be very easy to get to and within walking distance of ballater shops. It is also really handy for walking in the hills. After the renovation it has been done up considerably and the pitch sizes have increased and the toilet blocks have been done up. The only criticism we would have would be the showers were really weak but everything else was great....Read less.

"Late season camping Trip to Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

17/10/2016

This camping trip to Ballater Caravan Park was great. The facilities are excellent and the staff very friendly. I'll be returning next year to use as a base for exploring the surrounding area.

"Balloter Touring Caravan Site"

Dalgarno - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

14/10/2016

Our last stay here was several years ago when the site was run by Aberdeenshire Council. At the time we were less than impressed with the site as everything was tire and in great need of care. Since......Read more.

Our last stay here was several years ago when the site was run by Aberdeenshire Council. At the time we were less than impressed with the site as everything was tire and in great need of care. Since being taken over by the community these problems have been attended to and the end result is a superb caravan site. The only downside was the devastation caused by the flooding of Balloter by the River Dee. This has left the static caravan section of the site looking like a bomb site. However do not let this put you off the touring site is one of the best we have visited. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful and have a great knowledge of the area.

Balloter has a good selection of places to eat from cafes, restaurants and hotels. I would particularly recommend the Lochnagar Indian Restaurant on the square or if you prefer less exotic dining the Hilto at the top of the hill is good and reasonably priced. Local shops sell almost anything you could want and everyone is very welcoming.

Don't miss out, spend at least a few days in this beautiful town....Read less.

"Recent stay at Ballatar"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

14/10/2016

Excellent for touring area.

Good walks for all abilities.

Good facilities in surrounding town and area for food etc.

Friendly local population .

"Tranquil weekend"

Mr M Smith - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

13/10/2016

Great service and friendly locals.

Plenty of places to go for walks with amazing scenery.

"Wonderful"

Smith - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

13/10/2016

We have been at the pro before they were flooded,and was amazed that how they have done so much hard work to bring it back to a wonderful standard .Lovely friendly place

"Peaceful retreat"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

12/10/2016

Ballater is a lovely town with interesting shops, quality cafes and beautiful surrounding hills. The site is very well kept and well run by friendly, helpful staff. We look forward to many return......Read more.

Ballater is a lovely town with interesting shops, quality cafes and beautiful surrounding hills. The site is very well kept and well run by friendly, helpful staff. We look forward to many return visits....Read less.

"Perfect"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

12/10/2016

Best camping we had so far!

"great park"

Mrs T Black - Stayed with family, Oct 2016

11/10/2016

Great park, toilets immaculate very helpful friendly staff

"Cracking location"

Mrs C Byers - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

07/10/2016

This is one of our favourite sites, good location, short walk to town, good for dog walks. It was great to see the site looking so good after the flood devastation! The refurbished toilet/ shower......Read more.

This is one of our favourite sites, good location, short walk to town, good for dog walks. It was great to see the site looking so good after the flood devastation! The refurbished toilet/ shower block is excellent, and warm! (Very important in this area)...Read less.

"Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

07/10/2016

"Site"

Mrs C Anderson - Stayed with partner, Oct 2016

06/10/2016

Great site but it was a bit close to the fence I'm glad we didn't have a bigger motorhome

"Hard Work"

Mr G McGill - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

06/10/2016

Great to see the site up and running,a lot of hard work and effort has been put in to the site after the floods that devestated the site last year.Place is looking first class .

"Ballater Caravan Park"

Ogg - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

06/10/2016

Had stayed there before the awful flooding & was interested to see how they hah recovered. The site is now much improved post flood & I will certainly use it again

"Excellent site in a beautiful location"

Dr J Gibbs - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

05/10/2016

The facilities are excellent and clean, the site is close to the centre of Ballater which has a very good selection of amenities. Beautiful Glen Muick and the Munroes surrounding the loch are easily......Read more.

The facilities are excellent and clean, the site is close to the centre of Ballater which has a very good selection of amenities. Beautiful Glen Muick and the Munroes surrounding the loch are easily accessed from Ballater....Read less.

"Perfect site!!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

03/10/2016

Have just come back from our "Grand Tour" of Scotland, and Ballater was definitely our favourite site. Great facilities, really convenient location next to the village, and lots of walks in the......Read more.

Have just come back from our "Grand Tour" of Scotland, and Ballater was definitely our favourite site. Great facilities, really convenient location next to the village, and lots of walks in the immediate area. It suited us perfectly and we'll definitely return....Read less.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

30/09/2016

lovely place to spend a few days - lovely walks from the campsite and close to shops etc.

"Go Explore"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Sep 2016

30/09/2016

All you need for your next adventure. Excellent facilities and a family friendly environment in the heart of Royal Deeside.

"Ballater base for Munro Bagging"

Anonymous - Stayed Sep 2016

30/09/2016

The reason for my short stay at this campsite was to complete the circuit of the 5 White Mounth Munros which includes the famous Lochnagar. The available tent pitches were very well placed close to......Read more.

The reason for my short stay at this campsite was to complete the circuit of the 5 White Mounth Munros which includes the famous Lochnagar. The available tent pitches were very well placed close to the washing up facilities and the shower / toilet block. Overall, I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely consider this site if I am visiting this area again in the future....Read less.

"A job well done."

Mrs C Abel - Stayed with friends, Sep 2016

30/09/2016

For what this site as gone through in the past year,you won't believe the high spec of this site. Everything is back to normal and better,pitch, toilets,wardens all great. Your pitch number can be......Read more.

For what this site as gone through in the past year,you won't believe the high spec of this site. Everything is back to normal and better,pitch, toilets,wardens all great. Your pitch number can be book on line so you no where your going that's not a problem. A lot of folk camping in middle grass, so didn't really leave kids much room for kicking a ball,but great play park on site. Friday night was good with friends, in awning till very late, this was not a problem, we no to keep the noise down, but not so good on Saturday when we were approached at 10.45pm and ask to keep the noise down😡.

Ballater village is 1st class, walk around golf course all repaired,walked up to Craigendaroch Hotel for coffee, then back down into Ballater, farmers market was busy and knitwear sale was good prices in the V&A Hall. Balmoral Bar great atmosphere nice pub grub. To have two 1st class Indian Restaurant in a small Village is amazing, we had booked in advance Lochnagar Indian and what a wonderful meal we had,this restaurant is entering Best Aberdeenshire Curry Awards, easy to see why.

Great weekend,great company,great Caravan Site, great Village....Read less.

"Regular visitor to Ballater site"

Mrs C Hall - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

29/09/2016

Very relaxing site with close proximity to village. Many nice walks and places to visit in surrounding areas of Deeside.

Local shops and eating places are well worth a visit with friendly......Read more.

Very relaxing site with close proximity to village. Many nice walks and places to visit in surrounding areas of Deeside.

Local shops and eating places are well worth a visit with friendly service.

Site staff very helpful....Read less.

"Ballater Campsite"

Dr A Deering - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

29/09/2016

Stayed 2 nights (Fri -Sat). Very friendly staff at reception, very competitive pricing for a tent & 2 adults.

Upgraded amenities from last visit, showers & toilets very clean. Very child friendly......Read more.

Stayed 2 nights (Fri -Sat). Very friendly staff at reception, very competitive pricing for a tent & 2 adults.

Upgraded amenities from last visit, showers & toilets very clean. Very child friendly site with playground area and lots of kids going about on bikes etc.

Only problem was noise from other campers on both nights, after the pubs had closed - talking and laughing loudly til after 1am. My partner asked one group sitting in their caravan awning if they could continue their party inside the van as we couldn't sleep - but to no avail. Notices prominently displayed saying "strictly no noise after 10.30" but seem to be ignored. This experience would make me unwilling to return, which is a pity as the campsite is otherwise very nice - maybe staff need to police the grounds for noise level....Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mrs S Runciman - Stayed with friends, Sep 2016

27/09/2016

Great site, we picked it because of outdoor things to do in and around Ballater and loved it. The site was really nice, and we will definitely be back. The only slightly disappointing aspect was that......Read more.

Great site, we picked it because of outdoor things to do in and around Ballater and loved it. The site was really nice, and we will definitely be back. The only slightly disappointing aspect was that only 3 out of the5 ladies showers were working. Two cubicles remained locked during our stay, and the water in the showers was a bit stuttery, in that it wasn't very powerful and went on and off whilst having a shower. The cubicles were a great size and liked the bench for putting clothes on etc.. Still very impressed with the site after the floods....Read less.

"Road trip"

Mrs J Hooper - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

27/09/2016

Found this site very clean and organised

"Another great stay at Ballater Caravan Park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

26/09/2016

This is one of our favourites for many reasons. Lovely setting, tidy site, friendly staff, beautiful, buzzing village, 2 minute walk into the centre, where there's a host of fabulous local shops,......Read more.

This is one of our favourites for many reasons. Lovely setting, tidy site, friendly staff, beautiful, buzzing village, 2 minute walk into the centre, where there's a host of fabulous local shops, cafes, pubs and these are staffed by enthusiastic welcoming people.

If you haven't stayed there yet, you really must!...Read less.

"Beautiful"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

25/09/2016

A lovely site in a beautiful area

"Fantastic weekend"

Mrs D Wallace - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

We had a great weekend. We were there for the cycling event etape royale The park was absolutely fantastic clean, great location. Great for walking, cycling and of course relaxing. Will definitely......Read more.

We had a great weekend. We were there for the cycling event etape royale The park was absolutely fantastic clean, great location. Great for walking, cycling and of course relaxing. Will definitely be back. Staff were sö friendly and helpful. Toilets were very clean and great showers. Ballater was beautiful great butchers and restaurants. Good pubs everyone very friendly....Read less.

"Ballater stay"

Miss K McLeod - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

We love coming up to ballater. This is by far one of my fav campsites in Scotland. Location and cleanliness is exceptional. See you next year :-)

"First stay at New campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

Thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay in Ballater and will definitely return. Was very impressed by the amazing job that has been done in restoring the site following the disastrous floods.

"Etape Royale"

Mr K Griffiths - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

Booked on line back in April for a 2 night stay whilst i did the Etape Royale. The entire place has been rebuilt following the devastating floods at New Year and the quality is good. Due to the......Read more.

Booked on line back in April for a 2 night stay whilst i did the Etape Royale. The entire place has been rebuilt following the devastating floods at New Year and the quality is good. Due to the event, the campsite was full but the hardstandings are generous so you don't feel cramped. With loads of campers as well, we expected noise but didn't have any problems.

Despite there being a queue for the showers after the race, the showers never ran out of hot water!

The only small disappointment was that free wifi was advertised but you couldn't get the signal on the pitch, however there was a signal in the undercover picnic area which was handy.

Overall we were very happy with our stay and expect to be back sometime....Read less.

"Etape royale camping spot"

Mr P Millington - Stayed with friends, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

Excellent showers,pitches,close to village center

"Lovely campsite, great for kids, walking distance to town, impeccable facilities."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

23/09/2016

Lovely campsite. Impeccable facilities. Fab kids play area. Walking distance to town.

"Short, overnight stay to take part in local cycle event"

Mr B Miller - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

22/09/2016

Great scenic location with surrounding hills as backdrop; excellent clean and modern facilities (recently refurbished); friendly reception; close to centre of Ballater - 5 minute walk. Definitely......Read more.

Great scenic location with surrounding hills as backdrop; excellent clean and modern facilities (recently refurbished); friendly reception; close to centre of Ballater - 5 minute walk. Definitely recommend....Read less.

"Good site"

Mr M Jamieson - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

Good location

"First impressions"

R Davidson - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

This park is one of the best we have been to. From friendly staff to very clean facilities. It is central in Ballater which is a lovely area for walking/cycling and sight seeing. Will definitely be......Read more.

This park is one of the best we have been to. From friendly staff to very clean facilities. It is central in Ballater which is a lovely area for walking/cycling and sight seeing. Will definitely be back. Cannot think of anything negative to say about it....Read less.

"The best site we have stayed at"

Mr S Etheridge - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

21/09/2016

We stayed at Ballater last year and fell in love with it immediately. The site is perfectly placed close to the local facilities and the surrounding countryside is magnificent. The pitches are well......Read more.

We stayed at Ballater last year and fell in love with it immediately. The site is perfectly placed close to the local facilities and the surrounding countryside is magnificent. The pitches are well spread and easy to access. We were devastated to hear about the disastrous floods last October but the work that has been done to restore the site has been heroic and the site is even better than before. Especially the re-fitted lavatory/shower block. We have just got back from a 7 night stay and are already planning another visit before it closes for the season....Read less.

"Rachel"

Miss R Brown - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

21/09/2016

Fantastic place to stay and visit, first time caravaning and can't wait to do it again.

"Wonderful stay, the cleanest site I have stayed in."

Begg - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

19/09/2016

After the flooding last year the campsite looks amazing. The toilet block is 100% and was always clean. I cant fault this site for camping. One small improvement that could be made is maybe having......Read more.

After the flooding last year the campsite looks amazing. The toilet block is 100% and was always clean. I cant fault this site for camping. One small improvement that could be made is maybe having a wifi booster in the camping area instead of having to go to the main reception as the building is closed after 7pm. Meaning you would have to sit outside. Apart from that its the best campsite I have stayed in....Read less.

"Prime Location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

18/09/2016

This is an excellent touring site, in a beautiful location with easy access to the village shops and restaurants. It is spotlessly clean and has a lovely newly refurbished toilet and shower......Read more.

This is an excellent touring site, in a beautiful location with easy access to the village shops and restaurants. It is spotlessly clean and has a lovely newly refurbished toilet and shower block.

However our stay was spoiled by the noise of children in the play area at 7am in the morning both on the Saturday and Sunday night of our stay. Very disrespectful parents to allow this. There are signs up saying keep quiet after 10.30pm, also added should be before 8am!!! Dogs barking was also heard very early in the morning....Read less.

"Ballater - Nice clean and very tidy site."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

17/09/2016

Nice location by the river with easy walking access into the local facilities. Toilet facilities were of a high standard, warm and clean. TV reception very good.

"Beautiful!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

17/09/2016

Neat, clean, picture perfect. Great site.....thanks!

"Fantastic Weekend"

Mrs J Davidson - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

16/09/2016

We had a fantastic time at Ballater Caravan park, the facilities were exceptionally clean and the whole park was very tidy. The staff were very friendly and helpful, it was a nice flat park for the......Read more.

We had a fantastic time at Ballater Caravan park, the facilities were exceptionally clean and the whole park was very tidy. The staff were very friendly and helpful, it was a nice flat park for the children to cycle round and only a couple of minutes walk to the shops and cafes in Ballater, cant wait until our next visit....Read less.

"Review"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

15/09/2016

Very satisfied with whole experience.

"Visit Ballater caravan site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

15/09/2016

Very impressed with the standard of facilities considering the devastation that took place earlier in 2016. There was a very clear community spirit in Ballater which extended to the caravan site. I......Read more.

Very impressed with the standard of facilities considering the devastation that took place earlier in 2016. There was a very clear community spirit in Ballater which extended to the caravan site. I highly recommend a visit....Read less.

"Great place to stay"

Mrs O Valcov - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

15/09/2016

Wonderful camp site. Fully restored after 2015/16 floods . All facilities are very clean. Would definitely stay again.

"NA"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

15/09/2016

NA

"Excellent Park"

Mr D Smith - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

14/09/2016

Quiet , Very tidy and well run, pitches are clean and level with good hook up, TV reception good and great access to bike and walking trails. Great selection of shops and entertainment locally , all......Read more.

Quiet , Very tidy and well run, pitches are clean and level with good hook up, TV reception good and great access to bike and walking trails. Great selection of shops and entertainment locally , all in all a 1st class place to stay...Read less.

"Our favourite site in Scotland"

Mr K Mackie - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

12/09/2016

We were keen to revisit Ballater Caravan Park so that we could give support to the Park and to the town following the devastating flood at the end of last year. We were amazed and hugely impressed by......Read more.

We were keen to revisit Ballater Caravan Park so that we could give support to the Park and to the town following the devastating flood at the end of last year. We were amazed and hugely impressed by the way the site has recovered and the hard work that has gone in to rebuilding it. The site was always a favourite - open, sunny, and in a beautiful location. It is looking absolutely splendid now, and when we were there, staff were still busy painting the yards of fencing that have been erected to contain and tidy up the touring park. Facilities are excellent, and absolutely spotless - cleanest I have seen. Atmosphere is pleasant, laid- back, but well organised. Well done to everyone - we will be back!...Read less.

"Well done Ballater caravan sote"

Mrs A Cameron - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

11/09/2016

After being totally demolished in severe flooding at end of last year Ballater caravan parki has done a fantastic job of refurbishment. Now up and running on a smaller scale the pitches are......Read more.

After being totally demolished in severe flooding at end of last year Ballater caravan parki has done a fantastic job of refurbishment. Now up and running on a smaller scale the pitches are excellent, the new washrooms spacious and spotless. A great site in a beautiful location. We were pleased to support its rejuvenation and support the local community...Read less.

"Top ten site"

Mr H Gough - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

10/09/2016

We initially booked this site because it gave us local access to the Braemar Highland Gathering. After the floods of Hurricane Frank we almost accepted that the site would not be functioning but were......Read more.

We initially booked this site because it gave us local access to the Braemar Highland Gathering. After the floods of Hurricane Frank we almost accepted that the site would not be functioning but were relieved to hear that it was back in action in May. When we arrived we were amazed. . . The site was sparkling in appearance, the staff were superb and all the facilities were modern and clean. We had a first class stay and thoroughly enjoyed exploring the town and local area, in particular the Mar Lodge Estate. We will be back next year....Read less.

"Nice.place.to.stay.nice.pubs.and.shops"

Mrs Urquhart - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

09/09/2016

Always. Get.a.nice.welcome.on.arivile

"An excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

09/09/2016

Excellent facilities near the lovely village of Ballater.

"Brilliant; amazingly ckean"

Mr J Senior - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

09/09/2016

Superb Campsite. Meticously clean. Good pitches. Fantastic ablutions.

"Exalelant camp site clean friendly good to relax and safe for the kids"

E Walker - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

09/09/2016

We visit Balleter on regular occasions one of the best sites I have been to can't fault it highly recommend

"Beautiful site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

08/09/2016

This was our second trip to Ballater. Despite the horendous damage caused by the floods, the town has got back on its feet. The touring site is in a fantastic location- only 5 minutes walk into town......Read more.

This was our second trip to Ballater. Despite the horendous damage caused by the floods, the town has got back on its feet. The touring site is in a fantastic location- only 5 minutes walk into town to the shops, pubs and restaurants, but in a quiet area for total relaxation. There are plenty of lovely walks directly from the site, either along the river or in the hills- perfect for those with dogs. The pitches for tents are nice and flat, and there are several picnic benches provided. The washrooms are maintained to a very high standard, and there's plenty of hot water. We'll definitely return next year!...Read less.

"Ballater camping"

Skelding - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

08/09/2016

Excellent campsite with great shower/toilet facilities.

Lovely location with only a short walk into Ballater and right in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park .

We will visit again and would......Read more.

Excellent campsite with great shower/toilet facilities.

Lovely location with only a short walk into Ballater and right in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park .

We will visit again and would definitely recommend it....Read less.

"Great site and lovely location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Sep 2016

08/09/2016

We booked in because we were attending Braemar Games. The facilities were spotless and high quality. They were nice flat hard standings with plenty of space. The location by the river is lovely and......Read more.

We booked in because we were attending Braemar Games. The facilities were spotless and high quality. They were nice flat hard standings with plenty of space. The location by the river is lovely and we particularly liked being able to walk into town. Couldn't fault and will definitely be back!!...Read less.

"Amazing recovery after the floods"

Mr S Mason - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

08/09/2016

We love this site so were a little worried about what condition it would be in after the floods and Storm Frank BUT they have made it even better - it looks clean, fresh and they have obviously put a......Read more.

We love this site so were a little worried about what condition it would be in after the floods and Storm Frank BUT they have made it even better - it looks clean, fresh and they have obviously put a lot of work in.

We love this place and will be back again

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"Beautiful Area"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

08/09/2016

Spotless facilities, lovely area. Will return there.

"Very nice campsite!"

Mr R Sewell - Stayed with family, Sep 2016

07/09/2016

Enjoyed being at the Ballater site. Have already booked to come back in a few weeks time

"Happy Campers"

A Barrowmann - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

07/09/2016

Beautiful surroundings and friendly staff on this campsite enjoy our stay every time we come

"Milo"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

05/09/2016

Lovely site close to the town with good pitches, very well kept facilities

and reasonable cost. Disappointed to find many empty shops in the town and Ballater looking a little run down.

Susan Paton, replied to this review on the 06 September 2016

Hi there,

Many thanks for your feedback and i am glad you enjoyed your stay at our park.The......Read more.

Hi there,

Many thanks for your feedback and i am glad you enjoyed your stay at our park.The village is recovering slowly but surely following the flooding of Storm Frank on 30/12/15,

Thank you for supporting Ballater,

Kind regards

Susan...Read less.

"Access to pitches"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

04/09/2016

The access the new pitches in the old residential side are difficult to access with a twin axel as the fence is far too close to the edge of the road and this makes it difficult to reverse the......Read more.

The access the new pitches in the old residential side are difficult to access with a twin axel as the fence is far too close to the edge of the road and this makes it difficult to reverse the caravan.

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"Clean & friendly"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

The facilities were very clean, staff was helpful and the location is good giving easy access to the town and walking routes close by.

"we love this site special !"

Mrs P Cardno - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

02/09/2016

we stayed here last week from 23rd aug 2016 we had an amazing time , the site is looking amzing after all the damage , you have done a great job ! toilets are immaculate ! and looking beautiful with......Read more.

we stayed here last week from 23rd aug 2016 we had an amazing time , the site is looking amzing after all the damage , you have done a great job ! toilets are immaculate ! and looking beautiful with thee revamp .waterflow in showers could be better but considering the work that has ben undertaken after the flood its amazing to see this lovely site open again well done in all the hard work , wardens are so nice and helpful too x our daughter was up too on her honeymoon and also had a great time ! lovely big sites was fantastic...Read less.

"Great, well organised & friendly site."

Ms D Greene - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

Good facilities, and helpful staff.

"Fantastic well kept site"

M Duncan - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

Had a lovely weekend here in Aug with our 4 children.Staff were very helpful upon arrival, park kept kids entertained, washing facilities excellent.Will be back next year.

"Pitches and TV Points"

Mr G Taylor - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

Hard standing pitches are lovely but need to be wider to accommodate car and awning either side of caravan.

TV Signal is poor and would benefit from Communal Distribution Ststem via EHU points.......Read more.

Hard standing pitches are lovely but need to be wider to accommodate car and awning either side of caravan.

TV Signal is poor and would benefit from Communal Distribution Ststem via EHU points.

PapaT...Read less.

"Nice location and facilities"

Mitchell - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

The park itself is very nice and clean. The staff are very pleasant and helpful.the only downside was, I did not feel very secure, as we were next to the road, just outside the actual park and......Read more.

The park itself is very nice and clean. The staff are very pleasant and helpful.the only downside was, I did not feel very secure, as we were next to the road, just outside the actual park and walking to the toilets in the middle of the night was a bit of trek in the pitch black. Hopefully better lighting next time we are there though. 😀...Read less.

"Great camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

01/09/2016

One of the few caravan parks to welcome tents - very clean and spacious and, despite being quite busy when we were there, very quiet. Dogs welcome (but were all well behaved). Ballater is lovely,......Read more.

One of the few caravan parks to welcome tents - very clean and spacious and, despite being quite busy when we were there, very quiet. Dogs welcome (but were all well behaved). Ballater is lovely, shops, pubs, restaurants etc within walking distance of the site. Heaps of mountains and the river Dee on your doorstep, along with a great sweetie shop. What's not to like?...Read less.

"excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

31/08/2016

Great little site,great location and excellent value for money.facilities were spotless and we will definitely return.

"Wonderful to see the park back better than ever."

Mr C Littlejohn - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

30/08/2016

We go to Ballater caravan park several times during the season and enjoy the service provided by Robbie and Susan. They make the stay so pleasant with there friendly chatter and smiles. Wonderful to......Read more.

We go to Ballater caravan park several times during the season and enjoy the service provided by Robbie and Susan. They make the stay so pleasant with there friendly chatter and smiles. Wonderful to see the whole area coming back to life after the terrible storm....Read less.

"Layout of Park"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

29/08/2016

Great achieve ment after the devastation which occurred during the flood last year.

Well done to all concerned.

Only personal thought would have been to instal some form of music in the toilet/shower......Read more.

Great achieve ment after the devastation which occurred during the flood last year.

Well done to all concerned.

Only personal thought would have been to instal some form of music in the toilet/shower block...Read less.

"a wonderful stay"

Mrs N Dorrall - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

27/08/2016

A community run campsite that is clean and well organised. The shower units were spotlessly clean with spacious units which were lovely and warm. As a bonus there were sockets for using a hairdryer. ......Read more.

A community run campsite that is clean and well organised. The shower units were spotlessly clean with spacious units which were lovely and warm. As a bonus there were sockets for using a hairdryer. The laundry facilities were clean and most importantly quite cheap with built in detergent . There is a walk along the waters edge near by which was very pleasant and picturesque. The campsite is within walking distance of the town and againis very acaccessible. We thourally enjoyed our stay and will use this site again when next visitng....Read less.

"Remarkable Transformation After Floods"

Mr I Macdonald - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

26/08/2016

Considering the absolute devastation this site, town and area suffered during the storms of early 2016, there has been a bouncing back of epic proportions and none more so than here. Although there......Read more.

Considering the absolute devastation this site, town and area suffered during the storms of early 2016, there has been a bouncing back of epic proportions and none more so than here. Although there are no longer any static caravans left (of the 100 here previously, 60 or so were swept away by the floods) the site is spacious and beautifully maintained. We were a little disappointed that having selected our pitch well in advance through the excellent website and having chosen a corner pitch for our motorhome (they are always a little larger!), when we went to set up, thee was a caravan already on that pitch. The warden attended and moved us instead to the grassy area for tents with electrical hookup with an unobstructed view of the river, which was nice, but unfortunately outwith the range of the wifi.

The toilet and shower block is absolutely immaculate and you could eat your meals off the floor it is so spotless. It's a little more pricey than other sites, at £27 per night fir motorhome with electric hookup, but considering the location, toilets and the misery they've had to endure recently, I don't begrudge it.

A site I will certainly be returning to....Read less.

"Good to be back"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

25/08/2016

Our first time back at Ballater since the flood last year, the layout of the park and the size of the pitches for the touring caravans are excellent, the toilet block and other facilities are very......Read more.

Our first time back at Ballater since the flood last year, the layout of the park and the size of the pitches for the touring caravans are excellent, the toilet block and other facilities are very good. The park is being maintained to a very high standard. It was great to be back and see the park and Ballater getting over the flooding much still to be done but great progress being made well done....Read less.

"Nice park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

25/08/2016

Ballater is a charming place. Hiking nearby is superlative. Only drawback of the campsite is the lack of picnic tables.

"Great campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

24/08/2016

Great campsite, very clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend.

"Brilliant for dog owners"

K Gauld - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

24/08/2016

I was up with Amber my dog and she had a great time on her first time in a tent and the walks are fantastic.The staff were brilliant.Will definately be going back a few times before it gets too......Read more.

I was up with Amber my dog and she had a great time on her first time in a tent and the walks are fantastic.The staff were brilliant.Will definately be going back a few times before it gets too cold

Kenny Gaild...Read less.

"Our stay at Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

22/08/2016

We had a very pleasant stay at Ballater Park. It would have been nice (for the kids) if the Wifi had been available in the caravan.

"Great location"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

21/08/2016

Extended our stay to 3 nights. Loch Muick and Lochnagar a must for walkers and hill climbers. Luckily we had gorgeous weather and views were magnificent. Site location by river peaceful and relaxing......Read more.

Extended our stay to 3 nights. Loch Muick and Lochnagar a must for walkers and hill climbers. Luckily we had gorgeous weather and views were magnificent. Site location by river peaceful and relaxing with all amenities within a short stroll. Will definitely be back....Read less.

"Ballater campsite."

Mr M Munro - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

20/08/2016

We love coming to Ballater campsite it is very relaxing.

The staff are really welcoming and the site and facilities are spotless.

They've also worked really hard getting the site up and running......Read more.

We love coming to Ballater campsite it is very relaxing.

The staff are really welcoming and the site and facilities are spotless.

They've also worked really hard getting the site up and running after the floods and understandable there is a few things still to fix and make better eg Wi-Fi and site lighting but these things take time and is not the staffs fault.

We would highly recommend this site to anyone and looking forward to our next visit....Read less.

"Still as good as ever"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

20/08/2016

This was our first visit to Ballater after the devastation caused by Storm Frank. Could not believe the transformation in a site, pitches are wider and there are more tourist pitches. My daughter......Read more.

This was our first visit to Ballater after the devastation caused by Storm Frank. Could not believe the transformation in a site, pitches are wider and there are more tourist pitches. My daughter did miss her friends from the static caravans. Robbie and Susan certainly make you feel welcome and always have time to speak. We were over in the newer pitches and was concerned initially about the fence but to be honest it did not bother us. We were delighted to see the site full every night which is brilliant.

We were advised only one car per pitch and that cars should be parked on the hard standing in front of the caravan, unfortunately there were several vans who did their own thing and parked 2 cars on the grass either side of their van and did not use the hard standing in front of their caravan. I personally do not understand why some people think rules are not meant for them - alas each to their own. I did have my car for a couple of days and when I spoke with Robbie and Susan and asked where to park they advised at the entrance to the park which I duly did. It must be difficult for them when folks disregard what they are told and how they do enforce it without upsetting folks and maybe losing business. Please folks be considerate to the wardens and others around you and follow instruction. The site is kept immaculate, toilets cleaned a couple of times a day, mop and bucket for cleaning the shower out after you use it - 99% did. We love Ballater and the area and it is great to see if open and busy again - just wish we could go up more often during the year....Read less.

"A Haven in the Hills"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

20/08/2016

Perfect

"very friendly and helpful staff"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

19/08/2016

the campsite has great location, the facilities are clean and well looked after, has a nice kids' park, walking areas for the dogs, the town is pretty and cozy. Will come back!

"Family Weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

19/08/2016

Lovely park recently done up been several times will definitely be back

"Weekend away"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

19/08/2016

Had a great time with friends & family.

Facilities great especially so soon after the horrific flooding.

Will return again

"Happy motorhomer"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

19/08/2016

Love the location of this site. Always friendly and helpful. Very popular site. Well done for getting things back so quickly. Ballasted is a stunning town.

"Great location, although site was busy was quiet between 10.30pm and 8am"

Mrs D Campbell - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

Just stayed overnight at this site but was very impressed. The shower/toilet block were spotless and the location of the site is stunning. Only down side is that there is not a lot of space for tents......Read more.

Just stayed overnight at this site but was very impressed. The shower/toilet block were spotless and the location of the site is stunning. Only down side is that there is not a lot of space for tents and as you can just put your tent where you choose I found that some people pitched their tent very close to my tent.

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"Belter Ballater!"

Macpherson - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

Brilliant to see this fab campsite up and running again after the awful January storm. We camped with EHU, cracking position beside river Dee. Toilets clean and tidy. Staff superb (responded quickly......Read more.

Brilliant to see this fab campsite up and running again after the awful January storm. We camped with EHU, cracking position beside river Dee. Toilets clean and tidy. Staff superb (responded quickly to our midnight complaint about very noisy neighbouring campers) lovely wee park. The addition of a small shop or even some basic provisions on sale within the reception area might be handy. A short stroll into the pkeasant town of Ballater which has a few decent bars and eateries and coffee shops. Very fond of this campsite and will definitely be back - soon. Big thumbs up from us!...Read less.

"camper"

Mr W Stalker - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

great site refurbishment well done. staff have done a great job getting it up and running well done to them.

"Happy"

Mr A Bruce - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

The staff are excellent A Wee Paradise !

"Great Place"

R Craig - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

18/08/2016

We really enjoyed our time in Ballater. Always a great site to stay and a lovely town to enjoy.

"Quality caravan site"

Mrs Moir - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

17/08/2016

Excellent site close to village. Good walks and dog walks nearby. TV reception quite good but even though WIFI is free is is pretty weak. Good selection of pubs and restaurants in the village within......Read more.

Excellent site close to village. Good walks and dog walks nearby. TV reception quite good but even though WIFI is free is is pretty weak. Good selection of pubs and restaurants in the village within 10 minutes walk....Read less.

"All round winner"

Mrs D Thow - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

17/08/2016

Ballater caravan site is in a fantastic location in a quite area of Ballater, but 5 minutes walk from the busy village centre.

The site is well run with friendly wardens and clean......Read more.

Ballater caravan site is in a fantastic location in a quite area of Ballater, but 5 minutes walk from the busy village centre.

The site is well run with friendly wardens and clean facilities

Fantastic refurbishment following the destruction of storm Frank...Read less.

"Ballater caravan park"

Mr S Etienne - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

15/08/2016

Lovely site lovely people great location. Bit surprised Ballater still trying to get back on its feet after storm frank but that's due the council!! Good luck an keep up the good work

"Great 4 day break"

Mr J Folek - Stayed with friends, Aug 2016

15/08/2016

Although still recovering from devastating flood damage the Ballater Camping and Caravan Park and surrounding area still had plenty to offer. Friendly people willing to help as well as great on-site......Read more.

Although still recovering from devastating flood damage the Ballater Camping and Caravan Park and surrounding area still had plenty to offer. Friendly people willing to help as well as great on-site facilities. Toilets were always open 24hrs and were kept immaculate.Short walk into town where there are plenty of eating places (Indian, Chinese, Pub lunches).

Bike hire also available for those harder to access roads and trails.

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"Very nice site"

Northcott - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

14/08/2016

Very nice site with excellent toilet facilities except for low water pressure in showers.

"My review"

Mitchell - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

14/08/2016

Our first time camping and found an enjoyable experience from reception, the site and the cleanliness of the facilities. Will certainly camp at Ballater again also we will recommend to friends.

"Back to Ballater"

Mr W Cater - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

12/08/2016

Very impressed with park after recent flooding and glad to see it back in business and so busy

"Lawrie family visit"

Lawrie - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

12/08/2016

Went with two grandchildren for 4 days and had a great time. TV Reception near the river is poor but good in other areas. Grandson would of liked space to kick a ball about but park was full up so no......Read more.

Went with two grandchildren for 4 days and had a great time. TV Reception near the river is poor but good in other areas. Grandson would of liked space to kick a ball about but park was full up so no ball games.

Staff very helpful and facilities are excellent.

Ballater is a must visit town with lots to do and lots of small shops to look at. Great for walkers and cyclists with everything on the doorstep

Meal at Boat Inn in Aboyne was great and Tulllich Fishery at balloter worth a visit.

Definately going back again...Read less.

"Camp Ballater"

Mr D Cairney - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

12/08/2016

Great location, next to the river and a three minute walk into town. Third visit and now a regular date in our diary.

"Fantastic stay"

Mr A Wood - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

12/08/2016

Great Park will be coming back soon

"Beautiful Ballater"

V Harries - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

11/08/2016

Stayed 2 nights with own and two other families, children aged 9-14.

Lovely, well kept site in beautiful surroundings.

Shower block very clean and plenty of hot water, only downside was the poor......Read more.

Stayed 2 nights with own and two other families, children aged 9-14.

Lovely, well kept site in beautiful surroundings.

Shower block very clean and plenty of hot water, only downside was the poor power in the shower.

Close to local amenities, within 5 minute walk. Great fish and chips. Lovely laid back atmosphere.

Definitely worth a visit....Read less.

"Satisfied"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

11/08/2016

The campsite is recovering well after the disasterous flooding which was impressive.We enjoyed our stay very much and it was well laid out and nice and flat.We will be back again in Sept.

"The best of Royal Deeside"

G Heron - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

11/08/2016

To think that just nine months ago this site and surrounding town was devastated by horrendous flooding to see what has been built up from the rubble is something amazing.The Ballater Committee ......Read more.

To think that just nine months ago this site and surrounding town was devastated by horrendous flooding to see what has been built up from the rubble is something amazing.The Ballater Committee Enterprise deserve a medal for getting the site up and running and to get is open for May.It is the Best Site on The Royal Deeside by far.I cannot fault this site and staff in any way.As the saying goes Perfect in Every Way.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐...Read less.

"no review"

Mr W Cheyne - Stayed with family, Aug 2016

09/08/2016

No review

"ballater campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

09/08/2016

Overall we had an enjoyable break here. Great location, very clean facilities, kids loved the park. Our only issue was a group of campers who arrived and pitched several tents beside us for a couple......Read more.

Overall we had an enjoyable break here. Great location, very clean facilities, kids loved the park. Our only issue was a group of campers who arrived and pitched several tents beside us for a couple of days and were quite noisy especially during the site's designated quiet time late at night and early in the morning. Having young children with us this wasn't acceptable to us. We chose the site as it was marketed as being quiet. Also my partner wasn't allowed to park his van by our tent but the fore mentioned group got to park several vans next to their tents. Other than that a nice place and lovely part of Scotland to visit....Read less.

"Site in general"

Howsham - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

09/08/2016

On arriving a helpful young man on reception explained the site layout, facilities, and my plot. On setting up , due to overhanging trees I could not get a TV signal. On returning to reception I was......Read more.

On arriving a helpful young man on reception explained the site layout, facilities, and my plot. On setting up , due to overhanging trees I could not get a TV signal. On returning to reception I was offered any other plot that was not occupied. This plot was fine and we had a pleasant stay. Overall the site was excellent and good value for money....Read less.

"Weekend break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

08/08/2016

It was nice.

"Dog friendly and easy walking distance"

T Sellar - Stayed with partner, Aug 2016

07/08/2016

My husband and I have been to Ballater Caravan Park several times and find it very friendly, lovely location and surroundings. Easy walk to shops and restaurants. Also good walks for dogs.

"great location"

Dr J Uttley - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

In a great spot, helpful staff, and well looked after.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

Very helpful staff

"Noise from Washing/ Toilet Facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

We really enjoyed our stay. The only negative comment we would like to mention is we pitched our tent near to the camp washing/toilet facilities incase our children needed the toilet during the......Read more.

We really enjoyed our stay. The only negative comment we would like to mention is we pitched our tent near to the camp washing/toilet facilities incase our children needed the toilet during the night. We found the external noise coming from the air handling units to be really very noisy. To the point it actually disturbed sleep. The washing facilities are excellent but the loud buzzing generator noise must have also disturbed others around us....Read less.

"More attention for tents!"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

04/08/2016

Despite the wash out flood earlier in the year the site is coping well to be back open for business. Caravans and campers are well catered for however tents less so. There is limited tent space,......Read more.

Despite the wash out flood earlier in the year the site is coping well to be back open for business. Caravans and campers are well catered for however tents less so. There is limited tent space, indeed we found ourselves cheek by jowl with friendly neighbours for a few days and that led us to leaving earlier than planned.

In addition the site for tents is not the best - it's lumpy and floods in heavy rain, as we found out one thundery night. During the night we had to move the tent and next morning the ground slow to drain. Facilities for tents are limited too - no laundry and one semi covered gazebo really isn't enough. There is no visible site security, presumably a reflection of the low crime rate - but the access control barrier is permanently open and not a deterrent at all.

Being optimistic the tent site and facilities will improve soon.

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"Great park for kids"

J Smith - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

03/08/2016

Good location nice place to relax

"Ideal base for all ages who desire a well kept friendly and safe site."

Mr G Booth - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

03/08/2016

First used this site mid 1970 when we rented a static caravan and I played golf regularly and we took our children there on holiday. It is an ideal base for our campervan now that we are retired as......Read more.

First used this site mid 1970 when we rented a static caravan and I played golf regularly and we took our children there on holiday. It is an ideal base for our campervan now that we are retired as we both enjoy hill walking and using the facilities at Craigendarroch spa. Most recently we have returned with our grandchildren as it is a very child friendly and well laid out site. The surrounding scenery is second to none....Read less.

"Camping at Ballater"

Mr J Clarke - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

01/08/2016

Excellent site and would recommend to everyone to go there

"Ballater 2016"

Mr W Burnside - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

01/08/2016

Very clean sites

"Well located friendly campsite"

Miss S Holmes - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

31/07/2016

This was my first trip to Balletar and the location of the campsite was great. Walk to the shops or cycling within a few minutes of the camp. The campsite was smaller than expected and very busy......Read more.

This was my first trip to Balletar and the location of the campsite was great. Walk to the shops or cycling within a few minutes of the camp. The campsite was smaller than expected and very busy because of the school holidays. There is lots to see and doin the area and this would make a good base. Very friendly staff and good clean facilities....Read less.

"Wonderful situation"

Mrs S Fowler - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

30/07/2016

Can't beat Ballater campsite for fresh air and exercise

"Happy Camper"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

30/07/2016

Have done a fantastic job getting the site opened following the floods. The toilet/ wash facilities excellent and very very clean. The pitches are a great size and there is loads of room between each......Read more.

Have done a fantastic job getting the site opened following the floods. The toilet/ wash facilities excellent and very very clean. The pitches are a great size and there is loads of room between each pitch do you don't feel squashed in like many other sites we have been. Can't wait to come back!...Read less.

"Good quality site in a central location"

G Munro - Stayed Jul 2016

29/07/2016

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"Neat well kept site with generous sized pitches"

Mrs F Howie - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

29/07/2016

This site has recovered well from devastating floods to the town of Ballater. There has been a massive amount of hard work to return the caravan site to what it was. More work being carried out in......Read more.

This site has recovered well from devastating floods to the town of Ballater. There has been a massive amount of hard work to return the caravan site to what it was. More work being carried out in the town and its business as usual. Well done Ballater....Read less.

"Part time traveller ( caravan)"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

29/07/2016

Very impressed with site, plenty of walks with magnificent views, a lot of work still to be done on site due to flood damage; ie flood prevention, during our visit we had a night of very heavy rain......Read more.

Very impressed with site, plenty of walks with magnificent views, a lot of work still to be done on site due to flood damage; ie flood prevention, during our visit we had a night of very heavy rain which caused the Dee to rise quite considerably and undermining the banking behind the site along the golf course, a few days of rain and I don't think it would hold the water back. (Just an observation)

Wi fi connection was none existant during our visit, could be improved.

We were very impressed with the site, very clean very helpful and friendly staff, plenty of space between vans, good for visiting surrounding area, will most definately comeback....Read less.

"Great place to go for a chill out weekend"

Martin - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

Great site would be improved by more electric hook ups for tents as very limited at the moment although we believe they have plans in place for future development. Will definitely return for many......Read more.

Great site would be improved by more electric hook ups for tents as very limited at the moment although we believe they have plans in place for future development. Will definitely return for many more visits as a very neat,tidy,clean well kept site with friendly helpful staff . A great asset to have ....Read less.

"A lovely base to explore from"

Mrs S Morrison - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

We've been to the caravan park a few times now to camp. It's very clean and friendly with lovely facilities. There's plenty of room even when busy. The 'quiet times' ensure you always get a good......Read more.

We've been to the caravan park a few times now to camp. It's very clean and friendly with lovely facilities. There's plenty of room even when busy. The 'quiet times' ensure you always get a good night's sleep. Sometimes things can get noisy from children on the playpark, but if that's an issue for you in the morning then just camp further away from it! We shall definitely be returning....Read less.

"Weekend away at Ballater"

Mr I Rodgers - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

The camp site is easily located in Ballater and only a 5 min walk to all amenities. The site is well maintained and facilities are clean and functional. The surrounding area is beautiful and......Read more.

The camp site is easily located in Ballater and only a 5 min walk to all amenities. The site is well maintained and facilities are clean and functional. The surrounding area is beautiful and peaceful, ideal for weekend getaways....Read less.

"No Electric hookup.. why not ?"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

Disappointed that Electric Hook-up is not available for Tents ... Come on it's 2016 ... the site was decimated during floods and refurbishing happening, take the opportunity to put in Electric supply......Read more.

Disappointed that Electric Hook-up is not available for Tents ... Come on it's 2016 ... the site was decimated during floods and refurbishing happening, take the opportunity to put in Electric supply please ......Read less.

Susan Paton, replied to this review on the 29 July 2016

hi we have 7 grass hook ups for tents all you have to do is give us a telephone at our office which......Read more.

hi we have 7 grass hook ups for tents all you have to do is give us a telephone at our office which is open from 9.00am till 7.00pm

Kind Regards

Robbie...Read less.

"Weekend trip"

I House - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

28/07/2016

Good location for golf course

"Overall"

Mr S Gibson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

27/07/2016

An excellent campsite, with excellent facilities and everything you need within walking distance.

Good to see it back up and running after the floods.

"2016 holiday"

Mrs A Stocks - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

27/07/2016

Quiet small site with very well maintained facilities. Everything I look for in a site, good clean showers, toilets etc, children's play area, attractions nearby and had the bonus of paddling in the......Read more.

Quiet small site with very well maintained facilities. Everything I look for in a site, good clean showers, toilets etc, children's play area, attractions nearby and had the bonus of paddling in the river and its location on the edge of town...Read less.

"BAck up and running!"

Mr W Sutherland - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

26/07/2016

After the horrendous floods and damage caused by storm Frank we were worried the caravan site would not be open in time for our annual July break. But all credit to the site team, the site was back......Read more.

After the horrendous floods and damage caused by storm Frank we were worried the caravan site would not be open in time for our annual July break. But all credit to the site team, the site was back up and running, better than ever, with new play park and toilet facilities. Quite remarkable!...Read less.

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Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

26/07/2016

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"excellent"

Mr G Beattie - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

25/07/2016

lovely clean park even after all the flooding immaculate toilet facilities and plenty of walks short and long kids loved the playpark and made many friends, will visit again without a doubt

"Ballater, The Village of Hope"

Mrs J Robinson - Stayed with family, May 2016

25/07/2016

We stayed at Ballater in May as it was on our way to the Moray Firth and had been suggested by family. Until we looked at the website we had no idea of the devastation the floods had caused. On our......Read more.

We stayed at Ballater in May as it was on our way to the Moray Firth and had been suggested by family. Until we looked at the website we had no idea of the devastation the floods had caused. On our arrival we were shocked by the empty houses and businesses in the town but also marvelled at the cheery, positive attitude of the local people. The touring site was immaculate thanks to the hard work of local people and it is in a glorious position, so long as the Dee behaves itself. Well done to all concerned....Read less.

"Had a good time"

Mr A Mackie - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

24/07/2016

We had s good time the staff were nice and helpful good to see site back after floods great job

Friendly people in shops and hotels eating places

The showers were poor no water pressure otherwise......Read more.

We had s good time the staff were nice and helpful good to see site back after floods great job

Friendly people in shops and hotels eating places

The showers were poor no water pressure otherwise all else was great thanks...Read less.

"Love Ballater campsite!!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

23/07/2016

Great local campsite right in the heart of the town and within easy walking distance of all shops, pubs, restaurants and facilities. The caravan pitches have been recently widened so you don't feel......Read more.

Great local campsite right in the heart of the town and within easy walking distance of all shops, pubs, restaurants and facilities. The caravan pitches have been recently widened so you don't feel cramped and it is clean and fresh after it's renovation. So much to do in the area too. Staff are friendly and helpful. It's a great site and we would return....Read less.

"Superb site"

Mr M Evans - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

23/07/2016

Absolutely loved the place. Great location, very clean and neat and tidy and loved the picnic tables which you could use next to your tent.

"Tent site"

Ms S Fyfe - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

21/07/2016

The only area I was not happy with is where my tent was pitched children were up at 7am playing football and shouting in front of my tent and most of the day. Goal posts were put in the middle of......Read more.

The only area I was not happy with is where my tent was pitched children were up at 7am playing football and shouting in front of my tent and most of the day. Goal posts were put in the middle of the tent field and at one point the ball was kicked into my tent and knocked over a kettle, which was very dangerous if someone had been near this....Read less.

"July hols"

Mr R Reid - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

18/07/2016

Great site

"July 2016"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

18/07/2016

Good site. Music session at local hotel was good

"Weekend stay"

Morrison - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

18/07/2016

Excellent park, toilets and showers have been upgraded and are excellent. Only a short walk into town where there are good shops and places to eat, surrounding area stunning all in all great place to......Read more.

Excellent park, toilets and showers have been upgraded and are excellent. Only a short walk into town where there are good shops and places to eat, surrounding area stunning all in all great place to park your van....Read less.

"July 2016"

Mrs S Murray - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

17/07/2016

Staff were friendly and helpful. The site was clean and tidy. Enough space for the caravan and awning and car.

"Family holiday."

Mrs Macdonald - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

17/07/2016

Great park for young and older children. Warden very friendly and helpful. Had great few days. Children didn't want to go home.

"Fab 4 days!"

Mrs L Gauld - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

16/07/2016

Our second visit to this site and nothing to fault with it at all. The bathroom/shower block is pristine and the grounds outside are immaculate too. The kids love the park and the freedom the site......Read more.

Our second visit to this site and nothing to fault with it at all. The bathroom/shower block is pristine and the grounds outside are immaculate too. The kids love the park and the freedom the site offers. Warden and staff are fantastic and go over and above what they need too. Keep up the good work. Highly recommend!...Read less.

"Excellent"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

16/07/2016

Lovely site, toilet/shower block immaculate (caravan club standards). Spacious pitches & good dog walk. Work was still going on (presumably from flood damage) but did not affect us in anyway. Staff......Read more.

Lovely site, toilet/shower block immaculate (caravan club standards). Spacious pitches & good dog walk. Work was still going on (presumably from flood damage) but did not affect us in anyway. Staff helpful and friendly, will definitely stay again in the near future....Read less.

"Welcome"

Mrs Fogiel - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

15/07/2016

Great park and so glad it's up and running again

"Such a great place!"

Mr S Kubicki - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

15/07/2016

great

"So please Ballater camping and caravan site is up and running again"

Mr M Mulreany - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

12/07/2016

We had a wonderful time - brought our five year old granddaughter camping and she loved it. So much so we stayed on site rather than touristing so she could enjoy playing with the loads of children......Read more.

We had a wonderful time - brought our five year old granddaughter camping and she loved it. So much so we stayed on site rather than touristing so she could enjoy playing with the loads of children on site.

We'd booked an electric pitch online but this didn't follow through at the site, boo. Despite showing the booking print out the nice but new guy couldn't find a way to accommodate our request. This was very frustrating as after we pitched up the electric pitches were vacant the next day. Hey ho.

Get that sorted and we'll be back late season.

Best wishes to you all and well done....Read less.

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

12/07/2016

Clean, well managed, friendly, quiet. What more can you ask from a camp site.

Beautiful surrounding area and easy to get into town.

We'll keep coming back.

Looks like a lot of hard work went in......Read more.

Clean, well managed, friendly, quiet. What more can you ask from a camp site.

Beautiful surrounding area and easy to get into town.

We'll keep coming back.

Looks like a lot of hard work went in following the floods this year....Read less.

"Tourof Scotland"

Bonnici - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

11/07/2016

We have stayed at several camp-sites as we toured Scotland this year, but considered Ballater Caravan Park one of the best. We were able to check on the website in advance,the position of vacant......Read more.

We have stayed at several camp-sites as we toured Scotland this year, but considered Ballater Caravan Park one of the best. We were able to check on the website in advance,the position of vacant pitches and hence when we arrived were able to ask for a preferred pitch which was, luckily, still available. The shower and toilet block was modern, clean and well designed and the showers were spacious. The only thing lacking was a hair dryer.

The young man who dealt with our advance booking and welcomed us onto the site was polite, professional and cheerful....Read less.

"Review."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

10/07/2016

Used to site.

"Stay too short"

Mr L Dalgleish - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

09/07/2016

We were only able to stay for one night, but hopefully will be able to stay for longer next time so we can explore the area more.

"Repeat visitor"

Mr L Gray - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

09/07/2016

We've been coming to Ballater for more years than I care to remember, and it never disappoints. I would recommend it to anyone, well worth a visit.

"A beautifully situated and welcoming site."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

09/07/2016

The touring caravan pitches are spacious and feel quite private even when the site is busy. The facilities are faultless and the location is great, having fine scenery all around and being within a......Read more.

The touring caravan pitches are spacious and feel quite private even when the site is busy. The facilities are faultless and the location is great, having fine scenery all around and being within a short walk of the town centre's shops, cafes and restaurants. It's always a pleasure to visit this site....Read less.

"Camping"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

09/07/2016

Had a lovely weekend very clean and tidy park perfect weekend

"Ballater Camp Site"

P Donaldson - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

07/07/2016

As a family site Ballater exceeds any and every camping site we've visited. Most friendly, children and pets welcome, safe for the kids, plenty amenities immediately on hand incl excellent dining......Read more.

As a family site Ballater exceeds any and every camping site we've visited. Most friendly, children and pets welcome, safe for the kids, plenty amenities immediately on hand incl excellent dining within minutes walk, great variety of takeaways, and being right in the middle of some of the most stunning countryside in the world .. hard to beat really....Read less.

"Great camping experience with the kids"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

Fab facilities, especially the lovely new kids play park and toilet and shower facilities. It was a really friendly campsite. And only 5 mins and your in the centre of town with plenty of places to......Read more.

Fab facilities, especially the lovely new kids play park and toilet and shower facilities. It was a really friendly campsite. And only 5 mins and your in the centre of town with plenty of places to eat.

Loved the fact that pitches weren't marked out too....Read less.

"Weekend break"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

We chose Ballater because of it's locality, we didn't want to spend too long travelling as we were only having a brief stay. On arrival the booking in was very straightforward and the receptionist......Read more.

We chose Ballater because of it's locality, we didn't want to spend too long travelling as we were only having a brief stay. On arrival the booking in was very straightforward and the receptionist was friendly and welcoming. The site itself is lovely even after the recent storm and devastation it endured. A lot of work has been put in to ensure it is up to standard. We liked the area allocated around each caravan or campervan, we felt able to relax without feeling as though we were living in our neighbours pocket. The showers/toilets were immaculate and glad to say each shower was large enough to move about in, so many campsites don't have adequate showers regarding the size. Ballater is within a very short walk from the site and offers a few good hotels for food/drinks or there are takeaways available, really something for everyone. A lovely quiet weekend and just what we wanted. We'll be back....Read less.

"right royal residence"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

Good accom and location

"Great facilities"

Mrs L Groves - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

Excellent facilities. Lovely setting and a good location. Very peaceful.

"Ballater caravan park"

Mrs J Rennie - Stayed with partner, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

Since the disasterous flooding at the end of last year, we cannot believe how hard the Community Council have worked to get the caravan site up and running. With attractive new fencing, the addition......Read more.

Since the disasterous flooding at the end of last year, we cannot believe how hard the Community Council have worked to get the caravan site up and running. With attractive new fencing, the addition of more touring pitches and upgraded showering facilities, it has to be one of the nicest caravan parks in the north-east of Scotland. The staff are welcoming and friendly. We would definitely recommend it as a place to stay. Well done to all!...Read less.

"Lovely site"

Mrs L Thom - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

We have stayed here a few times & we're happy to return again this year. Although the site looks very different without the static caravans they have done their best to disguise this area with a......Read more.

We have stayed here a few times & we're happy to return again this year. Although the site looks very different without the static caravans they have done their best to disguise this area with a fence around it.

It is a lovely setting, the refurbish toilet blocks were spotless & our children enjoyed the park.

Will definitely be back...Read less.

"The Phoenix has risen!"

Mrs T Binnie - Stayed with family, Jul 2016

07/07/2016

Following the floods I was worried that it might not be as magical as it was before. I had no need to worry. The park looks incredible - I don't know how they've done it in the time. I really felt......Read more.

Following the floods I was worried that it might not be as magical as it was before. I had no need to worry. The park looks incredible - I don't know how they've done it in the time. I really felt for the owners of the statics that were lost in the floods but it has made it a much better family facility. We were playing rugby with two other families on the new ground as there were lots of tents pitched on the central plots. Busy but still extremely relaxed and comfortable. A must visit site....Read less.

"Ballater stay july"

A Simpson - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

05/07/2016

Great stay and site. Staff are really nice and helpfull would definitely visit again

"gents toilet door"

Mr A Barclay - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

04/07/2016

would recommend that you sound prof the gents toilet door. [maybe glue on a strip of rubber]

"June visit"

Mr C Thain - Stayed with friends, Jun 2016

04/07/2016

Very impressed by the conditions in this park especially as the whole site was wiped out by flooding in Dec/Jan.

"2016 Visit"

Mrs Sandison - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

03/07/2016

Very impressed with way park was up and running so quickly after recent flooding. Toilet block very warm and clean and pitches much improved with adequate space. Staff very helpful and friendly......Read more.

Very impressed with way park was up and running so quickly after recent flooding. Toilet block very warm and clean and pitches much improved with adequate space. Staff very helpful and friendly and prices were reasonable.

Only down side was limited grey water disposal facilities.

We will be back next year.

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"Ballater recovering!"

Mr D Kemp - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

02/07/2016

The site is looking good, very clean and tidy. The staff are excellent, very friendly and welcoming. The shower block is immaculate. We had a great eleven day stay.

"Relaxing Site"

Miss K Gittins - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

30/06/2016

Extremely friendly staff, lovely WIDE pitches, immaculate facilities & gorgeous 360 views. Will be back again soon.

"Back in Business!"

Mr P Nairn - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

30/06/2016

Stayed at Ballater Campsite for the first time since it reopened after the horrendous flooding in the area. The campsite is in excellent condition considering what it's been through, almost feels......Read more.

Stayed at Ballater Campsite for the first time since it reopened after the horrendous flooding in the area. The campsite is in excellent condition considering what it's been through, almost feels like a brand new site but in the familiar setting. Revamped Shower/Toilet blocks are excellent! Glad to say that the site was nearly full over the weekend with tourers and tents bringing the needed trade and support to local businesses. Well Done to the team and the local community for getting the site back up and running again so quickly. Our favourite destination for weekends away!...Read less.

"Excellent caravan park"

Mr S Henderson - Stayed with family, May 2016

30/06/2016

The site is very clean and a beautiful location. Would highly recommend

"Wet but good weekend"

Mr S Sheppard - Stayed Jun 2016

29/06/2016

Great site close to home in Aberdeen.

"Ballater June 2016"

N Dewhurst - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

29/06/2016

First trip back to Ballater in 2016. Great to be back and really good to see the effort put in to get the camp back into shape. As always brilliant location, friendly staff and fellow campers, see......Read more.

First trip back to Ballater in 2016. Great to be back and really good to see the effort put in to get the camp back into shape. As always brilliant location, friendly staff and fellow campers, see you again soon

Neil & Kirsty & Sarah...Read less.

"VW T25 stay for 2."

Mr I Morrison - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

27/06/2016

Nice location and good facilities.

"A great campsite in the middle of national park"

A McLean - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

25/06/2016

A great campsite in the middle of the cairngorm national park. Fantastic jumping off point for mountain biking, cycling, climbing, hill walking, canoeing or just chilling. Local pubs and restaurants......Read more.

A great campsite in the middle of the cairngorm national park. Fantastic jumping off point for mountain biking, cycling, climbing, hill walking, canoeing or just chilling. Local pubs and restaurants only a short walk away....Read less.

"great weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

24/06/2016

Very enjoyable weekend

"Excellent"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

24/06/2016

The cleanliness and warmth of the logo and shower block were amazing , the best we have ever encounter. Thanks. Wardens available and very helpful.

"Great Location and facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

23/06/2016

Ballater Caravan park has always been a great place to camp. The newly refurbished campsite is even better. They have made fantastic efforts to rebuild after the devastating floods. Park was busy but......Read more.

Ballater Caravan park has always been a great place to camp. The newly refurbished campsite is even better. They have made fantastic efforts to rebuild after the devastating floods. Park was busy but no problems getting into the shower block and no issues with noise....Read less.

"Beautiful Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

23/06/2016

We have visited this site several times in recent years, after the horrendous flooding last year we were keen to return and continue our support for the site and for Ballatar. They have done a......Read more.

We have visited this site several times in recent years, after the horrendous flooding last year we were keen to return and continue our support for the site and for Ballatar. They have done a fantastic job restoring the site, the facilities are spotless and the play park is great for kids. We live it here and will return for many more fun times in the future....Read less.

"Ballater getting back to its best"

S Baird - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

23/06/2016

Visited ballater for 3 nights in July that's the first time we have been back after the devastating floods all I can say is that the site is looking great in the timescale since the flooding toilet......Read more.

Visited ballater for 3 nights in July that's the first time we have been back after the devastating floods all I can say is that the site is looking great in the timescale since the flooding toilet block totally refurbished , new bigger pitches , great new staff and a beautiful setting. This site is only going to get better....Read less.

"Clean, friendly & lovely location"

Anonymous - Stayed Jun 2016

23/06/2016

The manageress was very friendly and still working at 10.30pm, checking the cleanliness of the toilet block! It was immaculate and also very warm which was very welcome after a chilly night in the......Read more.

The manageress was very friendly and still working at 10.30pm, checking the cleanliness of the toilet block! It was immaculate and also very warm which was very welcome after a chilly night in the tent. I'd definitely recommend this campsite; it also has a lovely location by the river....Read less.

"2nd visit"

Mr R Cameron - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

22/06/2016

The facilities have been improved since the floods and are 1st class.

We were on one of the new pitches where the statics were and found getting reversed onto our pitch difficult without going over......Read more.

The facilities have been improved since the floods and are 1st class.

We were on one of the new pitches where the statics were and found getting reversed onto our pitch difficult without going over the new grass

Unfortunately much of the town was still being repaired but we visited Balmoral Cadtle and Crathes Cadtle...Read less.

"Ballater touring Park meets all expectations."

Anonymous - Stayed Jun 2016

21/06/2016

A handy sight close to Aberdeen, which has a high standard of all the facilities you would expect on a high end site. The surrounding highland area is majestic

"excellent site"

F McIntosh - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

21/06/2016

This was our first visit to Ballater and the caravan site was a delight. After the devastating floods that hit Ballater in December 2015, the site has been rebuilt and it as a very spacious pleasant......Read more.

This was our first visit to Ballater and the caravan site was a delight. After the devastating floods that hit Ballater in December 2015, the site has been rebuilt and it as a very spacious pleasant site. Good level hard standing pitches and the toilets and showers are great, also, the wifi worked very well. It is a short walk into the town and also a very short walk to the golf course which is also excellent. Very good value and we will definitely return....Read less.

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Mrs Amos - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

19/06/2016

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"First stay"

Ms A Beck - Stayed Jun 2016

19/06/2016

Very well managed site and friendly staff. Immaculate shower and toilet block. Only possible improvement would be slightly higher pressure showers but they are completely adequate as they are.

"Second visit since re-opening after flood damage"

Mrs Krukowski - Stayed with friends, Jun 2016

17/06/2016

Superb caravan site, improved pitch layout since restoration . Wardens VERY helpful and friendly. Love this site

"A very clean and tidy site with friendly staff and lovely welcome"

Mrs Bowen - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

17/06/2016

As above

"Returning visit"

Mrs P Bruce - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

17/06/2016

We were here last year, were very upset to see the damage the flooding had done to the site. They have worked very hard to get the site up & running again, well done to everyone involved.

"Lovely clean facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

17/06/2016

The site is quite small but it suited us fine as a base from which to enjoy the village of Ballater. The dryer in the laundry was out of order,which was a bit disappointing (wet weekend) but......Read more.

The site is quite small but it suited us fine as a base from which to enjoy the village of Ballater. The dryer in the laundry was out of order,which was a bit disappointing (wet weekend) but otherwise the facilities were clean and well maintained. Great for families....Read less.

"Ballater Weekend"

Mr R Mackay - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

16/06/2016

Done a great job in restoring the Touring site after the storms virtually wiped it our, well done!!!

"Fantastic"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jun 2016

16/06/2016

Ballater caravan park is a really lovely site, wonderfully situated for spending time in Ballater or the surrounding area. It's been wonderfully done up since the floods and the toilet / shower block......Read more.

Ballater caravan park is a really lovely site, wonderfully situated for spending time in Ballater or the surrounding area. It's been wonderfully done up since the floods and the toilet / shower block is incredible!...Read less.

"Ballater Caravan Site"

Mr G Grant - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

15/06/2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the site and we were keen to support Ballater again following the recent floods. The toilet facilities were spotless and the lady was often seen in the washrooms......Read more.

We really enjoyed our stay at the site and we were keen to support Ballater again following the recent floods. The toilet facilities were spotless and the lady was often seen in the washrooms cleaning them. The surrounding areas too were well looked after, and the grass was cut and tidied up afterwards. The walk around by the golf course was all right, we managed it, but obviously it still needs to be repaired following the floods - but Rome wasn't built in a day! We hope to return again this summer before the season ends. Thank you...Read less.

"Visit to Balmoral"

Mr A Cranson - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

15/06/2016

Stayed for 2 nights so we could visit Balmoral estate. The campsite is within 5 minutes walk into Ballater center and the facilities are immaculate and clean. The pitches are very big with a gravel......Read more.

Stayed for 2 nights so we could visit Balmoral estate. The campsite is within 5 minutes walk into Ballater center and the facilities are immaculate and clean. The pitches are very big with a gravel hard standing for motorhomes/caravans including a lawned area next to the pitch. Tents can be erected in the central grassed area. The shower block and all other facilities are very clean and we'll maintained by the site rangers who, we noticed, are very active. We used Cyril Nichol private taxi 013397 55654 while we were there to travel to Balmoral and back at £20 return. Cyril himself providing a marvelous service with a bit of history about the area on the way and good craic. The site might benefit from a small shop for basics and in my opinion requires extra signage in the village for directions....Read less.

"Ballater 2016"

G Mitchell - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

15/06/2016

We recommend the site to anyone. Standard of park very high and Wardens very friendly and helpful. Good luck for the future and we will be back soon.

"Good to be back"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

12/06/2016

Really glad to see the park up and running again after the floods. Facilities have been reinstated to a very high standard and we will definitely be back.

"First time at Ballater camp and caravan site"

Anonymous - Stayed Jun 2016

11/06/2016

The site is handily located for walking in the Lochnagar hills. The facilities for tent camping were great with the clean, hot showers being particularly welcome. Staff were all very friendly and......Read more.

The site is handily located for walking in the Lochnagar hills. The facilities for tent camping were great with the clean, hot showers being particularly welcome. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming and the site was great value....Read less.

"Fanulous atea"

Mr Grant - Stayed with partner, May 2016

10/06/2016

Park is well laid out and facilities immaculate. Warden and staff very friendly and keep park in perfect order.

"Ballater site looking good."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

10/06/2016

My wife and I had stayed here with our caravan last summer(2015) and had a really good holiday at this well run and friendly site,in a great location

My son and I returned this year for a short 2......Read more.

My wife and I had stayed here with our caravan last summer(2015) and had a really good holiday at this well run and friendly site,in a great location

My son and I returned this year for a short 2 night tent camping break. Its good to see the site back up and running after the flood damage. Newly refurbished toilet/shower block is amazing and the rest of the site is good as new. Will be back with our caravan later this year.....Read less.

"I recommend this site."

Mr A Keir - Stayed with family, Jun 2016

10/06/2016

Clean and tidy site with nice flat gravel pitches.

"short stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

09/06/2016

I was very pleased with the park but not so pleased with a member of staff who " Gave me a telling off " as I was about to pitch my awning tent on the turf next to my campervan. I understood his......Read more.

I was very pleased with the park but not so pleased with a member of staff who " Gave me a telling off " as I was about to pitch my awning tent on the turf next to my campervan. I understood his point of view, the fact that it was new turf, and not allowed, but there are ways to approach and speak to customers and this was not in my opinion a diplomatic manner. I think it may have been an off day as he seemed friendlier a couple of days later however some things do leave a lasting impression and I think perhaps information on the arrival pack may help with the do's and donts of pitching. That said I would come back....Read less.

"The Best of Royal Deeside"

G Heron - Stayed with partner, Jun 2016

09/06/2016

Great to see site up and running after the torrential flood.Fantastic site and the best of places to stay on the Royal Deeside and we'll worth five stars for everything.

"Lovely! Great value for money! Will be back!"

Miss T Duncan - Stayed with partner, May 2016

09/06/2016

My fiance and I are very much outdoorsy and enjoy hiking and camping and was looking at nearby caravan parks close to where we were planning on going for a walk (Loch Muick). I saw some reviews for......Read more.

My fiance and I are very much outdoorsy and enjoy hiking and camping and was looking at nearby caravan parks close to where we were planning on going for a walk (Loch Muick). I saw some reviews for Ballater Caravan Park online and all were very good so we decided to book there and weren't disappointed. Very nice area despite the devastation of the floods which you could still see the aftermath of. The staff were nice and helpful and the facilities such as the toilets and shower rooms are spotless, not like other caravan parks we've stayed in in the past. We will definitely stay here again. Great value for money!...Read less.

"Great stay at Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2016

06/06/2016

Great stay at Ballater and will definitely return

"Excellent site"

Mr I Rennie - Stayed May 2016

04/06/2016

The site is kept very clean and tidy. A great job done getting the site up and running after the damage done by the flood damage. Well done.

"This is one of our favourite sites"

Mr D McIntosh - Stayed with family, May 2016

03/06/2016

Always a nice welcome , lovely clean facilities . Good location five minutes walk to town , that has all you need . Been coming here for years , and hope to do so for many more . Staff do a great job......Read more.

Always a nice welcome , lovely clean facilities . Good location five minutes walk to town , that has all you need . Been coming here for years , and hope to do so for many more . Staff do a great job and work hard to help and keep people happy .A good family site ....Read less.

"Lovely new layout 👍🏻"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2016

02/06/2016

Lovely site hope to visit again very soon x

"Suntor"

Mrs C Anderson - Stayed with partner, May 2016

02/06/2016

Great place close to the village with hotels ang SO peaceful

"Hard Work pays off!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2016

02/06/2016

This site was flooded during New Year 2015/16 and it is evident that a lot of hard work as gone into getting it back to all it's glory. Not only that, it's like new!! Static Caravan section has not......Read more.

This site was flooded during New Year 2015/16 and it is evident that a lot of hard work as gone into getting it back to all it's glory. Not only that, it's like new!! Static Caravan section has not been redeveloped as at May 2016....Read less.

"lovely campsite"

H Mulligan - Stayed with partner, May 2016

02/06/2016

was a lovely campsite before the flood and I am sure it will be made a lovely site once again

"My favourite campsite"

Mrs A Clumpus - Stayed with partner, May 2016

02/06/2016

Very satisfied with Ballater camping Park. Most beautiful views, next to golf course. Great walking and hill climbing on your doorstep. Village snuggles in the valley between the Hills which are......Read more.

Very satisfied with Ballater camping Park. Most beautiful views, next to golf course. Great walking and hill climbing on your doorstep. Village snuggles in the valley between the Hills which are easily accessable for those with youngsters, fabulous views from the top.

Beautiful village with friendly shopkeepers in a variety of shops.

Campsite in village and all on the flat for easy access. Local buses run from Aberdeen and from Village to Braemar taking you past Balmoral Castle. Highly recommend this beautiful site and area in Royal Deeside...Read less.

"Price"

Anonymous - Stayed May 2016

31/05/2016

There was no concession for single travellers which made it expensive. How

ever amazing things had been achieved since the terrible flood

"Great site"

Mr Saville - Stayed with partner, May 2016

30/05/2016

Having been coming to Ballater for a number of years it was a pleasure to be back ,after the devastation of the flooding the touring pitches have been returned to an even better camp site

"Excellent site"

P Gilbert - Stayed with friends, May 2016

29/05/2016

Congratulations to the owners for battling back after the awful floods last year. The site is well appointed and well looked after. The abultions are first class. I would stropngly recommend using......Read more.

Congratulations to the owners for battling back after the awful floods last year. The site is well appointed and well looked after. The abultions are first class. I would stropngly recommend using the site. I will be back. Thanks for a great stay....Read less.

"Friendly and Helpful"

Mr M Banfield - Stayed with family, May 2016

29/05/2016

As always, and despite the recent flooding debacle, this campsite was extremely helpful and welcoming to those of us who were passing through for one night on the TGO Challenge walk across Scotland.......Read more.

As always, and despite the recent flooding debacle, this campsite was extremely helpful and welcoming to those of us who were passing through for one night on the TGO Challenge walk across Scotland. They also very helpfully take delivery of parcels....Read less.

"Excellent campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2016

28/05/2016

The site is better than before with bigger pitches, toilet facilities have been redone and are great. They have done amazing getting it up and running so quick.

"Well-managed and quiet town site"

Mr J Nash - Stayed with partner, May 2016

28/05/2016

We spent 6 nights there only a week after the site reopened following the devastating winter floods. The staff were very friendly. Apart from the newly reseeded areas the touring part of the site was......Read more.

We spent 6 nights there only a week after the site reopened following the devastating winter floods. The staff were very friendly. Apart from the newly reseeded areas the touring part of the site was pristine. The washblock was immaculate and cleaned regularly. The showers and washing up water was always hot. We could ask for nothing more....Read less.

"Friendly staff, good experience."

Anonymous - Stayed May 2016

28/05/2016

I turned up without booking.

The site was officially closed, due to flooding earlier in the year, but the staff allowed me to stay.

There was no facilities, they were still under renovation.

I was......Read more.

I turned up without booking.

The site was officially closed, due to flooding earlier in the year, but the staff allowed me to stay.

There was no facilities, they were still under renovation.

I was extremely grateful for the site, all I required was a space for my tent and water.

Given my experience I would recommend this site and wish the staff all the best for the future.

The park should be open completely very shortly....Read less.

"Small pitches and awkward access"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2016

28/05/2016

Arrived with a 26ft caravan and for the first time ever had horrendous problems trying to pitch due to erection of new fencing. Had explained size of outfit when booking and had been allocated a......Read more.

Arrived with a 26ft caravan and for the first time ever had horrendous problems trying to pitch due to erection of new fencing. Had explained size of outfit when booking and had been allocated a suitable pitch, but this had been allocated to someone else prior to our arrival. Pitches are hard standing which is great, but far too small to accommodate car, caravan and awning. Big enough for car and caravan? Only just. We were so excited to get back to the site after Storm Frank, but such a disappointment when seeing the redesign - surely this wasn't designed by a caravanner?...Read less.

"Returned to Ballater Campsite in order to show some support."

Mr B Whiteman - Stayed May 2016

27/05/2016

After the terrible events of last winter, affecting Ballater in general, I decided to show some support for the campsite by staying there and spending some time and money there.

"Fighting back after the floods"

Anonymous - Stayed May 2016

27/05/2016

Ballater Caravan Park is recovering from the winter floods and still offers one of the best camp sites I know. The staff are friendly and helpful, the site is clean and tidy, the toilet block......Read more.

Ballater Caravan Park is recovering from the winter floods and still offers one of the best camp sites I know. The staff are friendly and helpful, the site is clean and tidy, the toilet block facilities are excellent and clean. Being situated so centrally in Ballater is a big advantage....Read less.

"Good to see you back"

Mrs M McIntyre - Stayed with family, May 2016

27/05/2016

We have returned to Ballater campsite several times over the past 15 years. The make-over following 2016 New Year floods is impressive and we're pleased to see the site open once more. Hoping that......Read more.

We have returned to Ballater campsite several times over the past 15 years. The make-over following 2016 New Year floods is impressive and we're pleased to see the site open once more. Hoping that the rest of the homes and businesses in Ballater get back on their feet as soon as possible....Read less.

"Well managed park"

Mr R Lilley - Stayed with family, May 2016

26/05/2016

Really impressed. A huge amount of effort by the owners getting the park open again after the serious floods last year. Facilities excellent and very clean. Relaxed atmosphere. Handy for town. ......Read more.

Really impressed. A huge amount of effort by the owners getting the park open again after the serious floods last year. Facilities excellent and very clean. Relaxed atmosphere. Handy for town. Recommend it...Read less.

"Lovely to see imthe site u and running"

Mr Grant - Stayed with partner, May 2016

26/05/2016

Love staying at ballater great site lovely scenery toilet facilities fab and new staff always helpful

"childrens park"

Mrs H Merchant - Stayed with family, May 2016

26/05/2016

I think there could be more swings, chute etc for the children on the park as it is quite far from the public park in Ballater.Maybe a small shop for essentials, i.e milk, bread, papers.Anyway we......Read more.

I think there could be more swings, chute etc for the children on the park as it is quite far from the public park in Ballater.Maybe a small shop for essentials, i.e milk, bread, papers.Anyway we return to Ballater park time and again and will do so in the future....Read less.

"Ballater open for business again"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2016

26/05/2016

The staff have done a great job refurbishing the park ,looks great with its new facilities

"Nice new layout"

Mr G Duncan - Stayed with partner, May 2016

26/05/2016

Enjoyed returning to Ballater caravan park after the disruption caused etc,by the flooding,well done to all the effort to getteing the site up and running.Nice facilities and wi fi provided in your......Read more.

Enjoyed returning to Ballater caravan park after the disruption caused etc,by the flooding,well done to all the effort to getteing the site up and running.Nice facilities and wi fi provided in your site fee is an important aspect these days and all sites should be providing this as basics.Clean toilet facilities and well maintained site.We will return...Read less.

"Orienteering on Deeside"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2016

26/05/2016

It was great to see this camp site back in action after the floods. It was ideally placed for our orienteering event at Balmoral and the new facilities were first-class.

"weekend break deeside"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2016

26/05/2016

Great to see the site up and running after the flooding in winter. I know from speaking to a local who is involved in the running of the site that it barely makes a profit. Won't be popular in......Read more.

Great to see the site up and running after the flooding in winter. I know from speaking to a local who is involved in the running of the site that it barely makes a profit. Won't be popular in saying this perhaps. But they should charge more. It's one of the cheapest suits I've ever used and the location and nice big pitches are worth more. In my opinion....Read less.

"A great deal of hard work acheived after the flood damage"

Mr R Ward - Stayed with family, May 2016

25/05/2016

Site only just reopened 3 days before our visit following the winter frood damage.

by the river Dee excellent site

"you wont be dissapointed"

Mr G Craig - Stayed with family, May 2016

25/05/2016

great welcome from wardens in revamped site new toilets new bigger pitches new play area for kids a must to visit

"Nice place to stay"

Mrs R Clephane - Stayed with partner, May 2016

25/05/2016

Nice tidy clean site with immediate attention by friendly staff.

"HELPFUL STAFF AND GOOD SHOWER FACILITIES"

A Scarth - Stayed May 2016

24/05/2016

See title.

"So glad to be back"

Mrs M Krukowski - Stayed with friends, May 2016

24/05/2016

First visit this year since the floods devastated the site and village

The site is tremendous, absolutely amazing what they have managed to do to restore the site. It is better than before!! And......Read more.

First visit this year since the floods devastated the site and village

The site is tremendous, absolutely amazing what they have managed to do to restore the site. It is better than before!! And that's saying something! Staff are phenomenal, toilet block is 5 star...Read less.

"Excellent"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, May 2016

21/05/2016

Brilliant stay at Ballater Campsite. Only comment is that the showers did not have much water pressure. Other than that the facilities were excellent and very clean. Great location, lovely people.

"First class site & would highly recommend the site to my friends & family"

D Dallas - Stayed with partner, May 2016

20/05/2016

Excellent well kept site

"Phoenix site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2016

20/05/2016

Great to see this site reopen after Frank, not sure the site needs better security so score was based on similar sites we have visited in the area (CC, C&CC).

We arrived on the first day open after......Read more.

Great to see this site reopen after Frank, not sure the site needs better security so score was based on similar sites we have visited in the area (CC, C&CC).

We arrived on the first day open after the storm and everything was new (even the grass) and spotless....Read less.

"Fantastic stay"

Mr M Paul - Stayed with family, May 2016

19/05/2016

Great site in a picturesque location, very helpful and great facilities.

"First time at Ballater"

Mr I Fairbairn - Stayed May 2016

19/05/2016

Excellent campsite, would recommend, however a large youth party blocked all the showers on Sunday morning, perhaps large groups could be limited to half the facilities as part of their......Read more.

Excellent campsite, would recommend, however a large youth party blocked all the showers on Sunday morning, perhaps large groups could be limited to half the facilities as part of their agreement.

Very good family caravan / camping site.

Great walks, and local Deeside trails. Distilleries, mountains and lochs. Well done to the owners and the people of Ballater who made visitors welcome despite suffering extraordinary flooding over the winter.

I will be back 😎👍...Read less.

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