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Where We Are

No 45 guest house is located in the village of Ballater in the Cairngorm National Park and close to Balmoral Castle.
We are ideally located if you enjoy the outdoors. Fishing, shooting, cycling, and walking are all available close by and we can offer storage for your rods and bicycles and also a drying room for your outerwear. Cycle hire is available in the village. There are several good restaurants and shops available in the village, all within easy walking distance of our guest house.  We are close to several highland games including the Braemar Highland Games, Lonach Gathering and Ballater Highland Games.  


No 45 is located on the North East 250 route which is a fantastic road trip taking in the highlights of the North East of Scotland.

More information can be found at http://www.northeast250.com/


Deeside Way

The Deeside Way is a path running from near the centre of Aberdeen to Ballater.  The path is suitable for walkers and cyclists with many sections also suitable for horses and is Route 195 of the National Cycle Network which is coordinated and promoted by Sustrans.  The route follows the line of the Old Royal Deeside Railway from Aberdeen to Banchory, through woodland and farmland to Kincardine O’Neil and then rejoins the old line from Aboyne to Ballater, total distance 41 miles. We are delighted to be able to offer comfortable accommodation at the end (or beginning) of the trail which is a great way to see Royal Deeside. More information can be found at http://www.deesideway.org/.


Balmoral Castle: 8 miles
Loch Muick: 9 miles
Lochnagar Distillery: 8 miles
Crathie Kirk: 7 miles
Burn O Vat: 6 miles
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve: 6 miles
Lecht Ski Centre: 17 miles

Glenshee Ski Centre: 24 miles
Braemar: 16 miles  

Braemar Castle: 16 miles

Dates For Your Diary


Ballater Walking Week

19th - 25th May 2018

Ballater Duck Festival

Sunday 3rd June 2018

Aboyne GamesSaturday 4th August 2018
Ballater Highland GamesThursday 9th August 2018
Victoria Week2nd Week of August
Lonach GatheringSaturday 25th August 2018
Braemar GatheringSaturday 1st September 2018

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