The Deeside Inn


13-15 Victoria Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside, AB35 5RA

    The Deeside Inn is situated in the centre of Ballater which is a beautiful village in the heart of Royal Deeside.

    The panelled entrance and log fires instantly demonstrate its friendly, "home from home" atmosphere which can be enjoyed in the cosy lounge bar, traditional restaurant and quiet lounge. Guests can take time to explore Royal Deeside including Balmoral Castle, Crathie Kirk or enjoy outdoor activities including golf, walking, fishing and cycling. The Deeside Inn sits in the centre of the picturesque Royal Deesdie village of Ballater, at the heart of the Grampian Highlands.

    Throughout The Deeside Inn period features are evident including wooden panelling, wooden beamed ceilings and Queen Victoria's famous wooden toilet has been retained.

    The scenery, history and beauty of majestic Royal Deeside attracts many thousands of visitors every year - we are confident that the comfort, style and hospitality on offer at The Deeside Inn will ensure many more visitors in the months and years to come.

    All of our rooms offer full en-suite facilities so if you have been leading an active lifestyle during the day, relax in a hot bath or shower before dinner. There are tea and coffee making facilities in all rooms with Scottish short bread available as an accompaniment. Our well appointed rooms comprise 18" flat screen televisions, ensuring that you have the chance to catch to on the news or your favourite shows while on your break.

    Our restaurant is located on the ground floor. It has been stripped back to natural wood and this is complemented by the burgundy shade on the walls. The tables are finished off with local slate place mats and crisp white linen napkins. In the cooler months we light the roaring log fire to provide that extra glow.

    Food is served throughout the day, offering a large selection of fish, grill and game alternatives with some classics thrown in for good measure.

    The colours used in our lounge are warm, cosy and welcoming with the added bonus of a real fire to provide extra warmth when required. Sink into one of the large settees to catch up on the papers or relax throughout the day in comfortable surroundings.

    One of the most popular parts of The Deeside Inn is the superb ceilidh bar. It offers a variety of beers and wines and a wide range of malt whiskies - with the Malt Whisky Trail nearby, there's a great selection to choose from. We offer an extensive wine list from easy drinking sauvignons to full bodied merlots. Alternatively, favourite spirits are on the shelf as a cool aperitif as are liqueurs, enjoyable after a good meal.

    The Cairngorms and Grampian Highlands dominate the skyline of the area and are home to a wide variety of wildlife and activities, many of which can be enjoyed on your break on Royal Deeside. Local attractions include Balmoral Castle, Cairngorm National Park, Royal Lochnager Distillery and the Old Railway Station in Ballater.

    Fishing in the River Dee, one of Scotland's greatest rivers and renowned for its salmon is perfect for those lazy summer days. Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms is a veritable walker's paradise with mountains such as the Cairngorm, Lochnagar and Lairig Ghru all in the area. A selection of Munros in the area offer serious walkers/climbers a good challenge, with many other trails and footpaths giving the opportunity for a more relaxed walk and chance to explore.

    Cycling and mountain biking are also favourite activities in the area. Quiet roads and country lanes are ideal for a family day out, with the Deeside Way cycle path offering an alternative. Serious mountain bikers are able to test themselves out on more arduous grounds with mountain trails and forest paths providing a real challenge.


    Royal Deeside is home to 10 excellent golf courses which are dotted throughout the area. Ballater Golf Club itself is a testing 18 hole course set in spectacular countryside and offers golfers of all abilities a real challenge.

    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Room (ensuite)
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room (ensuite)
    £40.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Triple Room
    £129.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room (ensuite)
    £70.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • City Breaks
    • Hotel Breaks


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV In Room
    • Television

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Payphones Available
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Languages Spoken

    • Spanish Speaking


    • Village Location


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    From Glasgow, follow signs for the M80 towards Stirling, then follow signs for the A9 towards Perth. At Perth take the A93. (Avoid this route in severe winter conditions) The Hotel is situated on the A93 Ballater.

    From Edinburgh, follow signs for the M90 over the Forth Rd Bridge heading north towards Perth. From Perth follow the same directions as Glasgow above.

    From St Andrews, follow the A91 north to Dundee. At Dundee you can follow signs west to Perth and take the scenic route (see Glasgow above) or head North on the A90 to Aberdeen. At Aberdeen, take the A93 west towards Ballater & Braemar.

    From Inverness, take the A9 south to Carrbridge. Here, pick up the A938 towards Grantown on Spey, then the A939 south to Tomintoul. Follow the A939 to Ballater where you meet the A93.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- TIC is right beside the old railway station. Walk down Bridge Street and turn right on to Victoria Road.

    Getting there by railway:- From Aberdeen Union Square Train Station, turn left and follow signs for A93 Braemar.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Aberdeen Airport, take the A98 to Aberdeen city centre, then follow the A93 to Ballater, a 40-mile drive.

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