Swallow Loirston

13-15 Victoria Road, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, AB35 5RA, United Kingdom | 2 star hotel

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Farting cats & dogs

A travel blog entry by daily4


... around it's not even mine.

I thought I lost a cat yesterday. I saw the one stalk off on a little adventure late afternoon and by that time today, was having a mini panic attack when I had yet to confirm seeing him come back. imagine the elation when the living room revealed TWO cats curled up having a nap. I highly suspect that he was around the whole time/ had previously seen him walking around the house but the ability to discern ...


A travel blog entry by gaeburnett


Left Inverkeithing and drove through Glenrothes, Forfar and on to Crathes. Visited Crathes Castle for the afternoon, ancestral home of the Burnetts. Found our way to Aboyne and staying in the Huntly Arms Hotel. I saw a red deer on the way. Col was driving. The gardens at the castle are beautiful. HVe no photos to add as iPad was flat. Have photos on ...

Ballater Day 1

A travel blog entry by cdonaldson


Today's weather overcast, unsurprisingly. We did get some sunny patches later. Our visit to Balmoral will be our last to historic buildings in Scotland. We have creation enjoyed the variety of visits, from ruins to restored to working estates. Scotland's history from about 500 on has a fascinating mix of personalities, politics, religion and property, and it is interesting to see how events from centuries earlier impacted on later ...

Boat of Garten to Ballater

A travel blog entry by cdonaldson


Getting close to the end of the Scottish part of our trip. After leaving Mrs Bucket this morning we had a relatively quick trip to Ballater. The road goes through the Cairngorms, but they are more like rolling hills than mountains. We passed some ski lifts, and poles marking the road, so it obviously gets lots of snow here. We stopped once to take some photographs, it was cold! Definitely the coldest since the first day on Shetland. This road is supposed to be one of the best ...

Day 38

A travel blog entry by bigadventure14


... in water melon!! Was a fairly cold 12 deg there but it is high up and not far away there is still snow on the mountains. Finished the day with a 3 hour drive to Callendar near Stirling and right next to the Trossachs national park. Was 10 deg warmer than Balmoral and ...


This 2 star hotel, located on 13-15 Victoria Road, Ballater, is near Balmoral Castle and Ballater Golf Club.
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3.50 of 5 stars Very Good