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Ballater, Aberdeenshire

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Ballater, Aberdeenshire

Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Situated at a height of 213 m (700 ft) in elevation, Ballater is a centre for hikers and known for its spring water, once said to cure scrofula.
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyAberdeenshire
OS GridNO3695
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01339
Populationest. 1,520 (2006)

Other names by which Ballater, Aberdeenshire has been known in the past

Baile Na Leitir ~ Bollitir

Ballater, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ballater, vil. with ry. sta., Glenmuick par., SW. Aberdeenshire, 43½ miles SW. of Aberdeen by rail and 572 from London, pop. 759; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. It is much resorted to in the summer months on account of its bracing air, the vil. having an alt. of 668 ft. To the N. of the vil. is a precipitous chasm called The Pass of Ballater.

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