Ballater Caravan Park

305 Reviews

4.7 / 5 overall rating based on 305 reviews in the last 12 months

100% would recommend this site

100% would stay here again

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Very Good

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"Fantastic as usual!"

Mrs A Barclay - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

22/07/2017

We've stayed at Ballater camp site a few times now, staff are always welcoming & helpful. The site is always immaculate & other campers always pleasant. The shower facilities are always well kept,......Read more.

We've stayed at Ballater camp site a few times now, staff are always welcoming & helpful. The site is always immaculate & other campers always pleasant. The shower facilities are always well kept, very clean & warm. I would definitely recommend this site to others, it's lovely. The surrounding area is also so lovely, scenic & there are lots of coffee shops, bars restaurants etc. There is an ice cream shop(Shorty's) now too which is worth a visit.

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"Lovely campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

22/07/2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our night at the campsite. The facilities were excellent, location beautiful and staff were very friendly and helpful! We would definitely recommend this campsite.

"Family fun at Ballater"

Mrs A Whyte - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

22/07/2017

Love staying at Ballater caravan Park and think the staff have done a wonderful job since the floods. The park looks great and the pitches are really big. It is in a beautiful setting and lovely......Read more.

Love staying at Ballater caravan Park and think the staff have done a wonderful job since the floods. The park looks great and the pitches are really big. It is in a beautiful setting and lovely local shops within walking distance....Read less.

"Quality site with decent camping facilities"

Mr P Norwood - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

I took my 9 y/o son on his first camping trip to see if he would enjoy a longer trip. The service block is very impressive with clean toilets, showers and washing area for dishes. Around the site,......Read more.

I took my 9 y/o son on his first camping trip to see if he would enjoy a longer trip. The service block is very impressive with clean toilets, showers and washing area for dishes. Around the site, there are barbecue stands and plenty of waste disposal and water along with hookups for caravans. The site is immaculately clean and considering the floods of 2015/16, the site looks really good.

What I think the camp may benefit from is a clubhouse with some entertainment and a bar, but I understand that this may not appeal to everyone. I also think there could also be a little more for the kids as the playground area doesn't really appeal to the older children and the site lacks any facilities for ball sports.

Having said that, we enjoyed our stay and most of the patrons are families so we had a good time....Read less.

"my weekend at ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

was very impressed with improvements to the site since my visit last year keep up the good work give yourselves a pat on the back well done

"Great place to stay"

M Reith - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

Realy had a nice stay at ballatersite friendly staff with spot on facilities can't fault it making plans on rebooking

"Very tidy and well set out caravan and Tent locatations"

Mr A Grant - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

Look for for more mains water locations was at lot 21 and was restricted to get parked with twin wheel caravan because of the recycle bins directly in front

Better location for shorter van

"nice to be back"

K Leitch - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

i have visited site on many weekends and it is nice to see the park back to full working order also all the improvements since the flood

"Best site in Scotland"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

We return year after year and we always have a wonderful holiday. I can't recommend Ballater Caravan Park highly enough, it's perfect.

"Excellent Stay"

Mr A Inglis - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

21/07/2017

Took my daughter for her first camping trip to Ballater. From the first moment we checked into the wardens office she had a smile on her face. Brilliant facilities, very helpful and friendly staff......Read more.

Took my daughter for her first camping trip to Ballater. From the first moment we checked into the wardens office she had a smile on her face. Brilliant facilities, very helpful and friendly staff and we got the weather (huge bonus in Scotland) Overall could not fault it. We will be back....probably next week if my daughter has anything to do with it, with her friends :-)...Read less.

"Ballater - husbands narvana"

Mrs L Smith - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

20/07/2017

We really enjoy the site. We sometimes have a busy weekend planned and sometimes quiet and suits all needs. Only down side is one toilet block, so when more than one using shower water pressure......Read more.

We really enjoy the site. We sometimes have a busy weekend planned and sometimes quiet and suits all needs. Only down side is one toilet block, so when more than one using shower water pressure turns to a dribble and unfortunately, since flood the walk from site around golf course is still very uneven and overgrown, so not best when walking down in the dark with a torch

Still really enjoy the site....Read less.

"Return visit"

Mrs K McRobbie - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

20/07/2017

Second time my husband and I have stayed here and we'll definitely return. Very relaxing site and in walking distance of the town. Beautiful area to stay in and the local amenities are......Read more.

Second time my husband and I have stayed here and we'll definitely return. Very relaxing site and in walking distance of the town. Beautiful area to stay in and the local amenities are plentiful.

The site itself is well maintained, toilet and shower blocks are very good. All in all no complaints from us, yes we'll be back....Read less.

"Weekend Tourer"

Mrs G Ferguson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

20/07/2017

Excellent site on the banks of the Dee. Fantastic walks for dogs with most pubs being dog friendly. Downside, couple of the circular walks closed due to both pedestrian bridges being closed due to......Read more.

Excellent site on the banks of the Dee. Fantastic walks for dogs with most pubs being dog friendly. Downside, couple of the circular walks closed due to both pedestrian bridges being closed due to damage following the floods 2 years ago....Read less.

"Wonderful to be back at Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

20/07/2017

Having returned to Ballater after the floods we were delighted to be back staying at the campsite. We booked an electric tent pitch and were given a lovely site down by the river. The whole site......Read more.

Having returned to Ballater after the floods we were delighted to be back staying at the campsite. We booked an electric tent pitch and were given a lovely site down by the river. The whole site was lovely and clean and the staff very helpful. We will definitely be back....Read less.

"All and more of what we had hoped for"

Mr R Plummer - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

20/07/2017

Good location, easy walk into town and first class campsite.

"Lovely area and will return"

Mr M Reid - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

19/07/2017

Very clean and tidy park.

Everyone was very friendly. Views and walks are fantastic.

Only negative point was that wifi was non existent through out stay and we were one of the closer plots to the hot......Read more.

Very clean and tidy park.

Everyone was very friendly. Views and walks are fantastic.

Only negative point was that wifi was non existent through out stay and we were one of the closer plots to the hot spot....Read less.

"Picnic bench"

H Downie - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

19/07/2017

I think picnic benches should be available to everyone, not just tenters. More so if no tents are in the area at the time. We found this disappointing not having the use of them to eat outside, when......Read more.

I think picnic benches should be available to everyone, not just tenters. More so if no tents are in the area at the time. We found this disappointing not having the use of them to eat outside, when there were no tents....Read less.

"Good base for Hiking"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

19/07/2017

Very clean and well run site

- Clean washroom block

- Friendly/helpful staff (we checked in and out with them before and after our hike)

- 2 mins walk into Ballater

- 20 mins drive to Spittal of......Read more.

Very clean and well run site

- Clean washroom block

- Friendly/helpful staff (we checked in and out with them before and after our hike)

- 2 mins walk into Ballater

- 20 mins drive to Spittal of Glenmuick for hiking/walking

- Price (tents) very competitive for Cairngorms/Deeside. Cheaper and better than nearby sites.

- Car can be parked on grass next to tents

One minor gripe - not a lot of room for tents, but this is the same for a lot of sites in the area....Read less.

"Lovely park in the centre of a lovely village"

Mr G Willox - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

18/07/2017

Everything was very good with the exception of wifi which was almost non existent on site (there was, however, 4G telephone signal)

"Motorhoming"

S Neil - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

17/07/2017

Have been to the site before and visiting again for the games and will visit again.. like a Ballater very much.

"Looking forward to a return visit."

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

16/07/2017

Overall a very clean and well kept park, never had to wait for a shower, which was nice and hot. Children play park is quite small but all the children seemed very happy there, mine were, ages 9 and......Read more.

Overall a very clean and well kept park, never had to wait for a shower, which was nice and hot. Children play park is quite small but all the children seemed very happy there, mine were, ages 9 and 11. The riverside location was lovely, great for walking into the local town (less than 5 minutes). I never interacted with any staff, my husband and children did a few errands to the office for advice, freeze ice blocks etc and they were helpful. We had a large tent and the grass pitch was nice and flat but it seems that there are just a few electric hook up pitches for tents which you would probably have to book in advance if it is important to you. Will definitely go back to this campsite....Read less.

"Wet beer and tidy"

S Farquar - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

15/07/2017

Excellent stay nice staff very quiet !!

"Review"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

15/07/2017

Excellent park, could do with a dog poo bin which was there before the flood

"oasis"

Mr K Criggie - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

15/07/2017

Ballater caravan site is a perfect oasis of peace and quiet . The facilities were spotless and grounds immaculate. We will return here again of that there is a guarantee.

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

15/07/2017

Bike-packed to Ballater from Aberdeen, arrived late afternoon so site was already pretty full, but staff were extremely accommodating finding us a decent pitch for our tent. Although the site was......Read more.

Bike-packed to Ballater from Aberdeen, arrived late afternoon so site was already pretty full, but staff were extremely accommodating finding us a decent pitch for our tent. Although the site was full it didn't feel busy - no queueing for bathroom facilities etc. Easy walk to town for shops/pubs/restaurants, brilliant walks/bike trails nearby, bike shop in town too which was handy - you can hire bikes there too for those interested. Beautiful views of hills all around, loved it, will be back....Read less.

"Love Ballater!"

Mrs J Reynolds - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

14/07/2017

Lovely campsite. Very popular, so advise to book in advance and get in early!

"Super Site"

Mr D Urquhart - Stayed with friends, Jul 2017

13/07/2017

Top notch site who make our group welcome every year.

Ballater is a great wee village with a couple of good pubs and a few restaurants.

"Lovely locationy"

Anonymous - Stayed Jul 2017

13/07/2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ballater. Only a short walk to town. Dog friendly pubs. Beautiful location. Quite noisy but it was the school holidays! All very nicely kept & very clean. Amazin......Read more.

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ballater. Only a short walk to town. Dog friendly pubs. Beautiful location. Quite noisy but it was the school holidays! All very nicely kept & very clean. Amazin Great job.g to think it was completely flooded last year....Read less.

"Bonny Ballater"

Mr G Cowper - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

13/07/2017

Good park in nice setting. Very handy for golf course and village. Very busy at weekends.

"Great wee campsite, nice staff."

Mr A McAra - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

13/07/2017

The booking process was very easy and the lady on reception when booking in was really friendly and helpful. It's quite a relaxed atmosphere on the site with not too many 'no having fun' signs which......Read more.

The booking process was very easy and the lady on reception when booking in was really friendly and helpful. It's quite a relaxed atmosphere on the site with not too many 'no having fun' signs which some other caravan parks suffer from. Having said that the place is very well looked after and they clean that toilet block every day like the Queen is visiting! There are a lot of dogs on site so if you or your kids don't like dogs then it may be a problem but all dogs are on leads and they were all well behaved (except mine!). good flat spaces for big family tents are available and we still had room to park the car beside....Read less.

"Internet plus TVs very poor"

Mr A Christie - Stayed Jul 2017

13/07/2017

Internet very poor I was at pitch 30 no internet I had to go to reception to manage my emails TV only could get BBC channels only This day and age is very poor indeed 😫😭

"Good to be back."

Mrs E Davidson - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

11/07/2017

Love what has been achieved in light of the awful destruction following the flooding. Great use of space and the new hardstandings are very roomy. Would like to wish you all the best for a......Read more.

Love what has been achieved in light of the awful destruction following the flooding. Great use of space and the new hardstandings are very roomy. Would like to wish you all the best for a successful season but please don't price it out reach of us oldies who have been visiting and supporting the park over many years.

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"Pitch facility"

M Smith - Stayed with partner, Jul 2017

09/07/2017

Would have been perfect with tap and drain facility on pitch.

"Good clean facilities"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jul 2017

08/07/2017

The site is tidy and the facilities are kept very clean. Showers were good.

It is a very family friendly site, lots of kids playing and riding bikes.

"Ballater Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

07/07/2017

About 5 years ago, we visited Ballater and spotted the campsite. Then, it looked tired and a little run down, with static mobile homes as well as touring facilities. In spite of this, we decided to......Read more.

About 5 years ago, we visited Ballater and spotted the campsite. Then, it looked tired and a little run down, with static mobile homes as well as touring facilities. In spite of this, we decided to stay at Ballater on this occasion to visit the surrounding area.

What a difference !!

The campsite is now first class and has modern clean facilities with everything a tourer could wish for. Apparently, the "old" campsite had been washed away in the floods a couple of years ago, and it has had to be completely re-built.

With regard price, we thought it was a little more expensive than we were used to, but we were a) in high season (in which we are not normally) and b) they have to recuperate the "no expense spared" on revamping the campsite. We were happy with this !!

We would definitely come back to this Ballater campsite when visiting The Cairngorms, and recommend it to friends....Read less.

"brief stay"

Mr L Burge - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

06/07/2017

due to work commitments we could only stay a short while, we have been here before and intend to return whenever possible. If you want a noisy site don't go here this is a relaxing atmosphere where......Read more.

due to work commitments we could only stay a short while, we have been here before and intend to return whenever possible. If you want a noisy site don't go here this is a relaxing atmosphere where you could chill when you want or visit the local area, walk or cycle the trails have a sociable time and meet others who look for the same thing. 10 out of 10 keep it up....Read less.

"A lovely place"

Forbes - Stayed with friends, Jul 2017

06/07/2017

It was a lovely place to stay, I just stayed for the one night. But the staff were so helpful in letting us know about what there was to do around about and we had not realised we needed a special......Read more.

It was a lovely place to stay, I just stayed for the one night. But the staff were so helpful in letting us know about what there was to do around about and we had not realised we needed a special electricity cable and they let us borrow one. Overall it was a wonderful experience and will definitely recommend it to my friends...Read less.

"School Dofe biking group visit"

F Waddell - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

03/07/2017

Excellent night's stay. One of our pupils booked site. He thought that on the phone staff were friendly and helpful. On our visit, both adults and six, sixteen year old pupils found site and staff to......Read more.

Excellent night's stay. One of our pupils booked site. He thought that on the phone staff were friendly and helpful. On our visit, both adults and six, sixteen year old pupils found site and staff to be of the highest standard....Read less.

"Lovely Campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

02/07/2017

The site was very nice, the staff were friendly and accommodating and very helpful, offering help with facilities and advice about the local area. Additionally the facilities were well stocked and......Read more.

The site was very nice, the staff were friendly and accommodating and very helpful, offering help with facilities and advice about the local area. Additionally the facilities were well stocked and very nice, both being well maintained and large. The only main dampener was the weather (obviously not a fault with the site) near constant heavy drizzle which stopped us from enjoying everything this wonderful campsite had to offer....Read less.

"Brilliant"

Mrs M Harvey-Lancaster - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

01/07/2017

Absolutely fabulous , lovey views , great walk along the river , short walk to shops ect ,,, facilities great , very clean site , hope to defiantly visit again while touring Scotland ,,, thank you

"Great site"

Mr B Ellis - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

01/07/2017

Very near Ballater. Great site very clean and staff very friendly.

"Enjoyed The Stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

30/06/2017

We Had Stayed Here Over 20 Years Ago And Wanted To Include Ballater In Our Tour Of Scotland. We Read About The Flooding And Was Very Pleasantly Surprised How The Facilities Had Been Improved. We Will......Read more.

We Had Stayed Here Over 20 Years Ago And Wanted To Include Ballater In Our Tour Of Scotland. We Read About The Flooding And Was Very Pleasantly Surprised How The Facilities Had Been Improved. We Will Definitely Stay Again...Read less.

"Mid-Summer Family Camping Adventure"

Mr S Strathie - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

30/06/2017

We have used the Ballater Caravan Park a number of times in the last 12 months and it has never disappointed. Friendly, Well run, clean and safe, its the ideal park for camping with your family.

"Short weekend break at Ballater"

Mr L Lewis - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

30/06/2017

Went here for a weekend in mid-June 2017.

Ballater is a lovely market town set in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland.

Site is adjacent to the River Dee and Ballater Golf Course, and about......Read more.

Went here for a weekend in mid-June 2017.

Ballater is a lovely market town set in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland.

Site is adjacent to the River Dee and Ballater Golf Course, and about a 5-10 walk into the town itself.

Site is clean and tidy, with a very good amenities block. The site has recently been overhauled as a result of the awful flooding that hit the area around 2 years ago.

Tips:

If you're coming into the site from the East (along North Dee side road), be very selective about which road you come down to the site from - some of the smaller streets between the town and the park are really tight - and no place for a large tow-car and van!! Best is probably the road with the Deeside Inn (Victoria Road). Also, the lay out of the site can be quite tight for maneuvering a van onto its pitch. Wee picked pitch 6 - which was near (but not too near) the amenities block - but there are some large trees and the children's play park here - meaning that VERY careful reversing is required - even then, the motor-mover had to be cranked up.

Ballater is a nice small market town, has a couple of pubs, hotels, a chipper, Chinese and 2 Indian restaurants, plus a couple of other restaurants. Also, a large Co-Op for supplies.

Have a walk around the Golf Course - stunning - must play it one day!!!...Read less.

"Weekend visit to Ballater"

Ms M Law - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

We live in Aberdeen so wanted a campsite around 1 hrs drive for an easy Friday night drive after work. I booked online, the reception was friendly and efficient. The campsite was quite busy with......Read more.

We live in Aberdeen so wanted a campsite around 1 hrs drive for an easy Friday night drive after work. I booked online, the reception was friendly and efficient. The campsite was quite busy with touring caravans and larger camper vans around the edge of the site and the inner area for tents. The facilities are excellent, showers very clean with a mop available for you to mop after yourself and cloths to wipe around the sinks which most people seemed to make use of keeping the facilities clean and tidy for all. No extra charge/deposits for keys for the shower room or anything like that.

The campsite is less then 10mins stroll to the village where there are plenty cafes/restaurants, decent size Co-op, baker/deli, butcher and we were lucky enough to be there the weekend of the farmers market.

There are plenty walks you can do from the village and longer walks accessible after a short drive. A lovely weekend and great value for money....Read less.

"Cannot fault this caravan park"

Mrs D Anderson - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

Went for a couple of nights just to test out the caravan after it had been unused all winter - we only live an hour and a half away. Loved this park. The wardens were not only friendly, but......Read more.

Went for a couple of nights just to test out the caravan after it had been unused all winter - we only live an hour and a half away. Loved this park. The wardens were not only friendly, but genuinely friendly and helpful - not put on if you know what I mean. They seemed a happy couple.

The pitches are spacious, level and we had a mixture of gravel hard standing and grass (lovely neat grass!) and you can book your preferred pitch on-line, which I did because I wanted to be able to see the play park (to keep an eye on my son) but I also wanted a site not too close to the toilet block. The play park had swings, a great climbing frame/tower/slide/climbing wall/firemans pole, roundabout and wibbly wobbly things that children sit on! It was surrounded by a hedge and entered by a gate so little ones cannot run out onto the road. There is a very nice wooden gazebo next to the play park with a wooden picnic table and chairs where you can keep an eye on your little darling in comfort!

Obviously everything is quite new because of the devastating flood. The toilets (female) were very clean and modern. There is a fold down baby changing table. The wardens make toilet checks to ensure everything is clean and proper. The showers were spacious and it is the first time I have encountered proper 'home-type' showers in a park where the water flow stays on all the time (no button to keep pressing), you can adjust the temperature and the shower head is on a riser so you can raise and lower it - great. A thoughtful touch was the long narrow worktop beneath the windows which had two mirrors. It was perfect to apply your make-up or do your hair in the morning. The narrow counter meant you could get close enough to the mirror to see what you are doing, natural light from the windows and the counter to put your stuff on.

There is Wi-Fi in the reception building along with a coffee vending machine. The site is in Ballater itself, so it is a pleasant, level walk to the main shopping, eating, pub area and a really good 'chip shop'. There was a farmers market on the Saturday when we stayed (June 2017). There are paths from the site to the river where my son caught tiny fish in his bandy net (he did put them back!). The banks of the river consist of various sizes/types of stone.

When we stayed it was busy but didn't feel crowded although my husband had to queue for his shower, I never had to - think he just timed it wrong

I recommend this site and we will go back again - probably to test the caravan next year . . .

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"One of our many stays at this fantastic site."

Mr R Cooper - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

We go to this site several times a year, we love it, staff are fantastic, what a wonderful job everyone has done to get this site back up to its fantastic condition after the floods, and congrats on......Read more.

We go to this site several times a year, we love it, staff are fantastic, what a wonderful job everyone has done to get this site back up to its fantastic condition after the floods, and congrats on their 4 star visit Scotland award. fantastic places to visit close by like Loch Muick, great place to walk, also Braemar and the surrounding area, we will keep going to this fantastic site....Read less.

"Lovely situation, excellent facilities"

Hewitt - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

We had 5 nights in June at Ballater campsite, superbly situated beside the river and with only a few minutes walk from the town. It has been renovated after the recent floods and is in excellent......Read more.

We had 5 nights in June at Ballater campsite, superbly situated beside the river and with only a few minutes walk from the town. It has been renovated after the recent floods and is in excellent condition. The grass is well looked after, nice big pitches and the toilet facilities are first class and kept spotless. There's even hand gel in the chemical toilet disposal area, which I've never seen before.

We went for the walking and cycling nearby which is also excellent. It's an easy cycle to Loch Muick and back again on the forest road, which is more or less downhill all the way. We also saw an osprey in nearby woodland on our first day....Read less.

"The best"

Mr A Keir - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

Ballater is our favourite camp site. It's because of the quality of the site and the village has all we could need in the most spectacular surroundings. We only live half an hour away and book in......Read more.

Ballater is our favourite camp site. It's because of the quality of the site and the village has all we could need in the most spectacular surroundings. We only live half an hour away and book in quite often just to get away....Read less.

"Ballater Campsite"

Miss F Will - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

Excellent facility

"quality"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

29/06/2017

very nice park, only noise is the river , very clean & safe with great staff 5*

"After the flood"

J Allan - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

28/06/2017

A very nice site, easily accessible to the shops, with plenty local walks.

"Great facilities"

Mr R Edge - Stayed Jun 2017

26/06/2017

Very impressed lovely clean site would not hesitate to return and recommend.

"A lovely site"

Mr M Willetts - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

26/06/2017

During our trip of Scotland we stayed at over 9 sites and this was one of the best. Level, large, well kept pitches. A very friendly welcome and great information of the area. We only stayed for 2......Read more.

During our trip of Scotland we stayed at over 9 sites and this was one of the best. Level, large, well kept pitches. A very friendly welcome and great information of the area. We only stayed for 2 nights but would definitely return to stay longer. Lovely clean showers and toilets and no silly closing times for cleaning like caravan @ camping club or caravan & motorhome club. These clubs could learn from this site. Well done guys you have a lovely site after the terrible flood....Read less.

"Weekend break"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

25/06/2017

Great weekend would definitely go again

"Excellent, clean, professionally run & friendly campsite"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

25/06/2017

Really enjoyed camping here. Facilities are great, lovely spot by the river, very easy access into Ballater and all its facilities. Great for cycling too. Would highly recommend.

"First Impressions"

Mrs May - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

24/06/2017

The site was very well laid out with first class facilities( ie toilets and showers) in beautiful surroundings within walking distance of the village where everything we needed could be found.

The......Read more.

The site was very well laid out with first class facilities( ie toilets and showers) in beautiful surroundings within walking distance of the village where everything we needed could be found.

The only disadvantage was the lack of internet but I understand that is to be remedied.

Will definitely come back

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"Happy Everything :-)"

Mrs F Milne - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

23/06/2017

We were staying at BALLATER Caravan Park in a Motorhome. Our friends, some in Caravans, Motorhome's and also tents, it was magic having everyone close at hand.

A great weekend with friends in a......Read more.

We were staying at BALLATER Caravan Park in a Motorhome. Our friends, some in Caravans, Motorhome's and also tents, it was magic having everyone close at hand.

A great weekend with friends in a superb location for walking and eating out.

Definitely will return.

Added bonus - weather was perfect.t

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"Slept like a log in tent"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Jun 2017

23/06/2017

Beautiful, clean campsite. Showers superbly designed. 10.30pm "curfew" for noise is good.

"Enough said"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

20/06/2017

Thank you.

"Great weekend with family and friends"

Miss I Bruce - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

19/06/2017

Fantastic site, well done to everyone

"A great place to relax"

Mrs I Park - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

15/06/2017

Very friendly site with staff who were very accomidating. The site is situated within easy walking distance of town with all amenities that we want for a relaxing holiday

"Lovely Site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

15/06/2017

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a fantastic stay. The views of the surrounding area were fantastic and the site was close to the town so easy to access shopping, eating out, bars etc. The site......Read more.

We stayed here for 2 nights and had a fantastic stay. The views of the surrounding area were fantastic and the site was close to the town so easy to access shopping, eating out, bars etc. The site was neat, tidy and well laid out. The toilet facilities were very clean and warm with enough showers, sinks and toilets for easy access. Would definitely recommend this to others and will be back for another visit.

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"Camping Trip"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

15/06/2017

Very happy with stay at Ballater Caravan Park, site very clean and well laid out. Will be better once damaged area is fixed and the whole site has been refurbished but cannot complain with what has......Read more.

Very happy with stay at Ballater Caravan Park, site very clean and well laid out. Will be better once damaged area is fixed and the whole site has been refurbished but cannot complain with what has been done so far, beautiful site, nice and clean, good size pitches. Friendly and helpful staff....Read less.

"Fabulous weekend, Coming back soon!"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

15/06/2017

Beautiful, well kept site in lovely location. I couldn't believe it when I met the warden cleaning the sinks at 10.45pm on Friday night, you don't get that at the caravan club!

"Shakedown visit with our newly bought motorhome"

Mr W Macdonald - Stayed with partner, Jun 2017

12/06/2017

Really enjoyed our stay

"Very nice location"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Jun 2017

09/06/2017

Enjoyed our stay, would definitely stay again

"Nice clean site"

F McLellan - Stayed with friends, May 2017

08/06/2017

Nice setting by the river. well kept and clean

"Annual holiday spot"

Mr G Grant - Stayed with partner, May 2017

08/06/2017

Love the site and the walks and town

"great park"

Mr M Moss - Stayed with partner, May 2017

08/06/2017

If you love the outdoors then this is the park for you. A great site in a wonderful location, friendly and helpful staff.

Wifi though needs improving.

Susan Paton, replied to this review on the 09 June 2017

Hi thanks for your kind comments. We are away to do a big job in the winter to install fibre optic......Read more.

Hi thanks for your kind comments. We are away to do a big job in the winter to install fibre optic and a booster airel on the park which should do the trick.

Robbie...Read less.

"Review of Ballater camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

06/06/2017

Cleam, friendly and well laid out and loved the location right next to the river.

"Jewel on Royal Deeside"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, May 2017

03/06/2017

Lovely site. Pleasant walk to local shops. Enjoyable river walk next to site. Excellent butchers shop in village and well stocked Co-op. Beautiful scenery. On bus route to Braemar, Aberdeen, Banchory......Read more.

Lovely site. Pleasant walk to local shops. Enjoyable river walk next to site. Excellent butchers shop in village and well stocked Co-op. Beautiful scenery. On bus route to Braemar, Aberdeen, Banchory and Aboyne...Read less.

"Fantastic stay"

Miss H Steele - Stayed with partner, May 2017

02/06/2017

Excellent location, spotless facilities and great value for money! Will definitely be back.

"Weekend Camping"

Mr S Robertson - Stayed with family, May 2017

01/06/2017

We recently visited ballater camp site and found it to have everything we needed, friendly and very clean. We would definitely come back!

"Quality hard standings for caravans/motorhomes"

Mr W Birnie - Stayed with partner, May 2017

01/06/2017

Quality site well worth visiting.

"Observations"

Mr R Spark - Stayed with family, May 2017

01/06/2017

Delighted to see the site up and running again and all looks wonderful. We had a motor home and found it difficult to empty our waste water. From where we were parked it meant we had to drive out......Read more.

Delighted to see the site up and running again and all looks wonderful. We had a motor home and found it difficult to empty our waste water. From where we were parked it meant we had to drive out of the site round the village and back in again to empty. Maybe this is ongoing work and will be improved at a later date....Read less.

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Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

01/06/2017

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"Clean, great location, very friendly people"

Mrs L Watt - Stayed with partner, May 2017

01/06/2017

My husband and I stayed for one night. Fellow campers and those in caravans very friendly. Staff at site were very informative and helpful. The campsite is very clean and it's location is awesome. It......Read more.

My husband and I stayed for one night. Fellow campers and those in caravans very friendly. Staff at site were very informative and helpful. The campsite is very clean and it's location is awesome. It is close to the river dee and has views up the craigendarroch hill. It was very peaceful and relaxing...Read less.

"Great Visit."

Mr K Lee - Stayed with family, May 2017

31/05/2017

Great visit to a lovely area. Great Site and facilities very helpful staff. If they give super pitches and improved wifi next year it will be a wow site.

"Emptying gray water. Security gate"

Mr T Sugden - Stayed with partner, May 2017

31/05/2017

It was quite difficult to empty gray waste due to having to lift heavy plate. No security gate.

"Return Visit"

Mr M Varley - Stayed with partner, May 2017

31/05/2017

We have stayed on this site several times before, but this was our first visit since the flood.

The site has always been in a great location and since re-opening has been considerably improved. The......Read more.

We have stayed on this site several times before, but this was our first visit since the flood.

The site has always been in a great location and since re-opening has been considerably improved. The biggesy improvement for us is the extra spacing now between pitches which gives a very spacious feel to what remains a small an intimate site. The washroom improvements are also a worthwhile improvement.

Very enjoyable stay, we will be back!...Read less.

"Friendly wardens, spotless site."

Mrs J Birse - Stayed with partner, May 2017

30/05/2017

Have been to Ballater caravan park before and will definitely return again. Locality is great for walking, cycling and scenery. The wardens were friendly and the site is tidy, shower block clean and......Read more.

Have been to Ballater caravan park before and will definitely return again. Locality is great for walking, cycling and scenery. The wardens were friendly and the site is tidy, shower block clean and modern. The only change I would make is to have the tent area where the statics used to be as they do tend to create noise and could therefore have an area for themselves there....Read less.

"ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

30/05/2017

excellent site, would go back

"2 night break - 21/22 May 2017"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

30/05/2017

Have been to this site many times - one of our favourites. Great walks/cycles adjacent and ideal for golf at the stunning course just 400 meters away. Highly recommend.

"Excellent site and facilities."

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, May 2017

29/05/2017

Having stayed here on many occasions I was pleasantly surprised at the improvements made since last year. First rate.

I've stayed here previously while on a coast to coast backpacking trip and will......Read more.

Having stayed here on many occasions I was pleasantly surprised at the improvements made since last year. First rate.

I've stayed here previously while on a coast to coast backpacking trip and will do so again. Well situated for the local amenities ... and The Alexandra Arms Hotel!...Read less.

"Camping at Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed May 2017

28/05/2017

Great place to stay

"First visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2017

28/05/2017

We rated everything, excellent, and the whole ethos of the place, a community enterprise that has come through some hard times, made its quality even more special. my wife and I loved it!

"Stay at Ballater camp site."

B Forrester - Stayed with friends, May 2017

27/05/2017

Great stay at Ballater campsite. Used as a staging point on our route through for The TGO Challenge 2017

"Weekend stay"

Mrs L Gauld - Stayed with family, May 2017

26/05/2017

Another fab trip to Ballater caravan park. X

"Ballater caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2017

26/05/2017

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at this caravan park. My parents stayed here on many occasions and it was a firm favourite with them. The campsite is ideally located in a beautiful setting and yet......Read more.

This is the 2nd time I have stayed at this caravan park. My parents stayed here on many occasions and it was a firm favourite with them. The campsite is ideally located in a beautiful setting and yet close to the amenities of the town. Despite the horrific mess that happened 2yrs previous with the flooding the hard work to resurrect the campsite has really paid. The children are safe and the playground is excellent for them. Myself, friends and family will certainly be returning...Read less.

"Beautiful setting"

Miss L Wright - Stayed with friends, May 2017

26/05/2017

Lovely clean campsite. ..not to big, set in a beautiful area, lots of lovely places to eat with friendly locals.

"Very central for touring Royal Deeside."

Mrs K Sandison - Stayed with partner, May 2017

25/05/2017

Near to town so possible to walk to shops and restaurants. We come to this caravan park every year and will hopefully continue to do so. Standard of facilities has improved every year since......Read more.

Near to town so possible to walk to shops and restaurants. We come to this caravan park every year and will hopefully continue to do so. Standard of facilities has improved every year since flooding. Very picturesque....Read less.

"Fantastic"

V Fraser - Stayed with family, May 2017

23/05/2017

Stayed for two nights, and from arrival was made to feel very welcome. The site is lovely and well located for looking around ballater. The play park is adequate, my daughter and her friends......Read more.

Stayed for two nights, and from arrival was made to feel very welcome. The site is lovely and well located for looking around ballater. The play park is adequate, my daughter and her friends enjoyed themselves. The toilets / showers were immaculate, no shortage of hot water. Ice cream van came round on sat night (about 7pm). We are looking forward to returning....Read less.

"Short stoo"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

22/05/2017

A very tidy site with a great location and access to the hills.

Staff were very cheery and polite on arrival giving good directions.

Definitely coming back.

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

20/05/2017

This site met all our requirements and we would happily recommend it to other caravan/ motor home holidaymakers.

"Perfect base for cycle Sportive"

M Vernon-Stroud - Stayed May 2017

19/05/2017

Lovely and peaceful, just what I needed for 2 nights

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Mr N Innes - Stayed with family, May 2017

19/05/2017

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"Pleasant weekend had by all"

Mr G Taylor - Stayed with friends, May 2017

18/05/2017

Lovely to see the tourer pitches back up and running again.

Even better than before.

Only thing I would like to mention is that the Office should be Ware that whilst booking a pitch, they should not......Read more.

Lovely to see the tourer pitches back up and running again.

Even better than before.

Only thing I would like to mention is that the Office should be Ware that whilst booking a pitch, they should not reserve a pitch no but on arrival - first come takes the pick of what's left.

As you are loosing customers because of this....Read less.

"Flooded to fantastic again"

Mrs G Farquhar - Stayed with partner, May 2017

18/05/2017

Lovely site nicely set out. Excellent toilet/shower block.Receptionist nice and friendly and very helpful. Shops just a short walk from site

"Weekend stay"

Mr A Beacom - Stayed with partner, May 2017

18/05/2017

Another good weekend at Ballater, pitched beside the river, park was spotless as usual

"Great weekend break"

Mr G Ferries - Stayed with partner, May 2017

18/05/2017

Been here a couple of times before and standards are still high. However the showers could do with a bit more power and WiFi was non existent in our pitch. Apart from that great place for a weekend......Read more.

Been here a couple of times before and standards are still high. However the showers could do with a bit more power and WiFi was non existent in our pitch. Apart from that great place for a weekend break....Read less.

"Can't fault this place"

G Lawrie - Stayed with family, May 2017

18/05/2017

This place is perfect, the site is well kept with the cleanest facilities I have ever visited. The town is 5 mins away with all you need for a stay, the kids play park is new, the pitches are nice......Read more.

This place is perfect, the site is well kept with the cleanest facilities I have ever visited. The town is 5 mins away with all you need for a stay, the kids play park is new, the pitches are nice and big with water taps placed around the site so you don't have to go far. I would highly recommend this site, its perfect....Read less.

"Lovely neat site"

Mr R Gill - Stayed with family, May 2017

17/05/2017

Very nice overnight stop for us , toilet block / shower perfect , never stayed anywhere this clean before .....

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, May 2017

12/05/2017

The park has been very well laid out following the floods. Staff were very welcoming & friendly. Toilet/showers are very good & very clean.

"Top ten site"

Mr J Hutcheon - Stayed with friends, May 2017

12/05/2017

Very impressed by the work done on the site at Ballater after the floods.

The toilets were always spotless despite the site being fully booked,well done to the staff.

John & Muriel

"Caravan site"

Mr D Crowther - Stayed with family, May 2017

11/05/2017

Great site and facilities.

"Brilliant Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, May 2017

11/05/2017

Excellent. Fabulous beautiful place

"Lovely site"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

07/05/2017

This is a lovely quiet campsite in a good location close (walkable) to the amenities in Ballater. The toilet block & dishwashing facilities are spotless. Our children very much enjoyed the small......Read more.

This is a lovely quiet campsite in a good location close (walkable) to the amenities in Ballater. The toilet block & dishwashing facilities are spotless. Our children very much enjoyed the small playpark, finding a few new friends to muck about with there.

We stayed for a long weekend in early May....Read less.

"Excellent site"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

05/05/2017

Excellent site after all the renovations. Wardens were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back.

"Graham Batty"

Mr G Batty - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

05/05/2017

This quiet, extremely clean and well run camp site is the perfect place to go whether it is for a long weekend or a longer stay. The surrounding scenery is just amazing and worth seeing. I will......Read more.

This quiet, extremely clean and well run camp site is the perfect place to go whether it is for a long weekend or a longer stay. The surrounding scenery is just amazing and worth seeing. I will definitely be back....Read less.

"Ballater camp site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

05/05/2017

Friendly ,clean ,ideal for families ,good restaurants and pubs within an easy walk

"Nice clean friendly well maintained site close to town"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

04/05/2017

Stayed here for one Saturday night in April. Its a nice clean site very handy for the town centre, which we used for coffee and meals. Staff could not have been more friendly or helpful.

"Another satisfied stay."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

03/05/2017

A quality site. Clean, tidy and modern facilities. A great recovery from the floods. Good to see a Community working together. Will definitely return.

"n"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

03/05/2017

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"Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

01/05/2017

Very clean toilets. Lights too bright if you are in a tent.

"Smart park set in lovely village surrounded by tree-clad hills."

Mrs J Ellington - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

01/05/2017

Peaceful setting with good network of walks from the site.

"First caravan trip of 2017"

Mrs J McIntyre - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

28/04/2017

Ballater did not disappoint and the job they have done after the catastrophic flooding brought about by Storm Frank at the beginning of 2016 is nothing short of amazing. It is a quiet site with very......Read more.

Ballater did not disappoint and the job they have done after the catastrophic flooding brought about by Storm Frank at the beginning of 2016 is nothing short of amazing. It is a quiet site with very impressive new toilet and shower facilities. The village and surrounding area is lovely and there is plenty to do especially if you are a lover of the outdoors. We had a really nice four days and hope to come back later in the year...Read less.

"Nice park in good location"

Miss A McAra - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

We spent a night camping in the caravan park. It was perfect. The bathroom facilities were great and it was walking distance to the centre of Ballater where we had a fab dinner.

"Highland holiday"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

The site is very well refurbished, and hope all money generated goes directly to improving the immediate area.

"5*"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

5*

"Access to pitches"

Mrs M Middleton - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

The access to each pitch is off drivers blind side and tight because of new fence erected!

"Easy driving"

Mr D Stewart - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

27/04/2017

As the park is only 61 miles from our home it is within easy and hassle-free driving distance.

"Relaxing by the River Dee."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

26/04/2017

We had a great 2 nights at the newly refurbished Ballater campsite getting to know our new motor home before we go off on a long touring holiday. Friendly staff. Scrupulously clean. Loved going to......Read more.

We had a great 2 nights at the newly refurbished Ballater campsite getting to know our new motor home before we go off on a long touring holiday. Friendly staff. Scrupulously clean. Loved going to sleep to the sound of the river....Read less.

"Excellent stay"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

26/04/2017

Large pitches, sense of privacy, clean showers and toilets, hot water for dishwashing, park well kept and lovely pea green fencing!!

"Motorhome visit"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

26/04/2017

Very nice site and great location. Water pressure in showers could be better.

"End of Easter Break"

Mr S Clunie - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

25/04/2017

We stayed for two nights at the end of the Easter break and wished we were staying longer. We have already booked again!

"What a fabulous site - weather was tropical too!"

Mr J Stark - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

25/04/2017

Booked in at Ballater as we can no longer go to our lodge at Craigendarroch as we now have 2 gorgeous dogs. Have visited Ballater for last 10 years at this time & witnessed the horrific devastation......Read more.

Booked in at Ballater as we can no longer go to our lodge at Craigendarroch as we now have 2 gorgeous dogs. Have visited Ballater for last 10 years at this time & witnessed the horrific devastation the flood brought last year. Having recently bought our first Motorhome we decided to still go to Ballater & book into the site. It is fabulous, spotlessly clean & lots of space between pitches. Will definitely go back & having our Motorhome we can go more often 😊 Our dogs loved it too 🐾🐶🐾...Read less.

"Showers"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

25/04/2017

Very poor water pressure

"Great site"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

25/04/2017

We have been to Ballater campsite several times due to great location, close proximity to the village, great walks and cycling routes and great scenery.

"Fantastic facilities, beautiful location 2 minutes from the centre of the village."

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

24/04/2017

Great turnaround after the flooding of 2015. Excellent clean facilities, nice quiet campsite with helpful friendly staff. Lots of really nice walks along the river easily accessible directly from......Read more.

Great turnaround after the flooding of 2015. Excellent clean facilities, nice quiet campsite with helpful friendly staff. Lots of really nice walks along the river easily accessible directly from the site. Will definitely be back soon....Read less.

"Lovely park and great location in Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

22/04/2017

All very good and toilet and shower facilities much improved. One suggestion is to put soap dishes / holders in the shower cubicles for your soap and shampoo etc.

A fantastic recovery and......Read more.

All very good and toilet and shower facilities much improved. One suggestion is to put soap dishes / holders in the shower cubicles for your soap and shampoo etc.

A fantastic recovery and renovation since the flooding in Ballater....Read less.

"enjoyment"

Mr P Bradley - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

21/04/2017

A nice clean and tidy Site

"Sunny ballater"

Mr G Yule - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

21/04/2017

Was up to Ballater for 3 nights beginning of April, weather was amazing. My wife and I enjoy this site due to the buitiful walks from the site the one past the golf corse and up river dee is good.......Read more.

Was up to Ballater for 3 nights beginning of April, weather was amazing. My wife and I enjoy this site due to the buitiful walks from the site the one past the golf corse and up river dee is good. The site is 5 min walk from centre of ballater were there are some nice coffee shops and pubs and an amazing butcher, ideal for the barbecue....Read less.

"Highly Recommended"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

20/04/2017

Ballater caravan site is truly and lovely sight and should never be overlooked.

"Enjoyable holidays for all"

G Heron - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

18/04/2017

Things can only get better for this site as The Ballater Community Board are doing wonders since the devastating floods.Also the actual people looking after and running the site are......Read more.

Things can only get better for this site as The Ballater Community Board are doing wonders since the devastating floods.Also the actual people looking after and running the site are fantastic,friendly and cannot do enough for the campers and caravanner including motor homes. It's great that they are extending bit by bit of the site....Read less.

"Scotish trip"

Mr J Cothliff - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

18/04/2017

booked to stay here after looking at your web site , lovely site, we had a great pitch looking onto the river . We decided to stay an extra night over Easter weekend the site was fully booked and we......Read more.

booked to stay here after looking at your web site , lovely site, we had a great pitch looking onto the river . We decided to stay an extra night over Easter weekend the site was fully booked and we had to move pitch but we was still accommodated, The guy behind the reception was very help and obliging in sorting our extra night out.

I will definitely return on our next trip to Scotland ....Read less.

"Great campsite in great location"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

18/04/2017

Well run and maintained campsite where the staff are keen to help when required. Located within the beautiful town of Ballater. Lots to do around the site including; tennis, golf, walking, cycling etc

"Great site and easy access to Ballater"

Mr B Ellis - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

17/04/2017

Very friendly staff. Site very well maintained. Showers toilets and washing facilities are excellent. Nice and peaceful site with walking distance to restaurants, pubs, shops take aways. Only 15......Read more.

Very friendly staff. Site very well maintained. Showers toilets and washing facilities are excellent. Nice and peaceful site with walking distance to restaurants, pubs, shops take aways. Only 15 minute drive to Balmoral and easy access to other local attractions...Read less.

"Security"

Mr B Clinton - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

17/04/2017

Security gates would be a big plus

"Ballater caravan park"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

17/04/2017

I have marked the facilities lower as the shower pressure was really not very good.

"Ballater Campsite"

Mr Saville - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

17/04/2017

Had 3 nights at Ballater Campsite 9-11th April and had a great time was joined on the next pitch by grandchildren and their mum and had a great three days would recommend this site

"Ballater caravan park"

Mr S Christie - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

15/04/2017

Went for a nice weekend as it's not far from home as we had to come and go from house due to puppies. Had some good walks and cycling in the area,but site looking in good condition.

"Lovely weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

14/04/2017

Had a lovely two night stay. Clean, quiet, family and dog-friendly site.

"Excellent and immaculate site"

Mr S Taylor - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

13/04/2017

Exceptionally clean park and facilities, good value for money and very friendly staff, daughter loved it as play park was great

"Great site in idyllic setting"

Mr R Watkiss - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

13/04/2017

Clean, tidy, well laid out. Good play park for my kids. Very handy for the facilities in the village but enough distance to be quiet. Right on the banks of the River Dee with great views to all......Read more.

Clean, tidy, well laid out. Good play park for my kids. Very handy for the facilities in the village but enough distance to be quiet. Right on the banks of the River Dee with great views to all sides. Perfect for an outdoor sports break or just relaxing. Will definitely be back....Read less.

"well located site"

Anonymous - Stayed with friends, Apr 2017

13/04/2017

immaculate toilet block. very peaceful at night. would prefer a channel type grey water disposal to having to lift a lid.

"Good park for holiday"

Mr C Mathers - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

13/04/2017

Had a really good time great park in a lovely setting and staff were very helpful even the weather was good

"Peace"

Mrs F O'Dea - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

13/04/2017

I love this park, everyone is so happy to help, it makes you immediately at ease. the park is so lovely since it has been re furbished. I do think they have made a mistake with the 'seasonal' pitches......Read more.

I love this park, everyone is so happy to help, it makes you immediately at ease. the park is so lovely since it has been re furbished. I do think they have made a mistake with the 'seasonal' pitches as it seems expensive to still have to haul your own water. Immediate sense of peace....Read less.

"Beautiful setting"

Mr P Findlay - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

12/04/2017

Lovely park facilities very good nice setting

"Easter camping trip"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

11/04/2017

Wholly satisfied with our stay although a little more water pressure on the showers would be great. One of the nicest sites we've stayed at in the UK. Thank you.

"Lovely site"

Mrs M Long - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

10/04/2017

Very nice, friendly site. Considering the devastation of the site the previous year, has recovered very well. Site immaculate, toilets and showers lovely and clean and the staff were very friendly.......Read more.

Very nice, friendly site. Considering the devastation of the site the previous year, has recovered very well. Site immaculate, toilets and showers lovely and clean and the staff were very friendly. Easy walk to the local shops, pubs, take-away and restaurants. Plenty of choices to eat at too....Read less.

"Lovely"

Anonymous - Stayed with family, Apr 2017

09/04/2017

We have stayed at Ballater caravan park many times and this visit didn't fail to disappoint. Lovely tidy park with more touring spaces since the revamp. New toilet blocks with nice hot showers -......Read more.

We have stayed at Ballater caravan park many times and this visit didn't fail to disappoint. Lovely tidy park with more touring spaces since the revamp. New toilet blocks with nice hot showers - clean and tidy. Great walks close by and lovely wee shops in the village. A family favourite 😀...Read less.

"Staying at Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed Apr 2017

08/04/2017

First time I have stayed at Ballater, though knew the area quite well. Impressed how the site has recovered from the floods of 2015/16. Everything was at hand and good to see the site almost full......Read more.

First time I have stayed at Ballater, though knew the area quite well. Impressed how the site has recovered from the floods of 2015/16. Everything was at hand and good to see the site almost full considering the good weather. Would definitely return and enjoyed the hotels and shops in the village. Hopefully residents will return to the static caravan area in due course....Read less.

"Escape to Ballater"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Mar 2017

08/04/2017

I have stayed at Ballater on several occasions and you are always made welcome very pleasant place to stay although I think the next phase of park should have additional toilet block and super pitches

"April Weekend"

Anonymous - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

07/04/2017

Lovely site by the river. Lots of space and good facilities. Local hotels and restaurants are good and the area is fantastic for walking.

"Ballater caravanpark"

Mr A Robertson - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

07/04/2017

Great to support Ballater to get back to normality and an excellent site. Definitely be back soon

"Kenny"

Mr K Stewart - Stayed with partner, Apr 2017

06/04/2017

Very nice campsite. Done an amazing job to get it this good after that flood

"Ballater on the opening weekend of 2017"

Mr G Rennie - Stayed with family, Mar 2017

06/04/2017

As always Ballater was really busy on the Saturday, I had an initial problem with the electric hook up but the park warden was round within minutes to fix it, excellent service in my view.

It is......Read more.

As always Ballater was really busy on the Saturday, I had an initial problem with the electric hook up but the park warden was round within minutes to fix it, excellent service in my view.

It is slightly tight to reverse in the caravan on pitch 34 due to the close proximity of the fence but eventually managed

No negative thoughts on my weekend stay, will certainly be back...Read less.

"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 J 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

...Read less.

"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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