Official Website of the Craigendarroch Owners’ Club
"for the owners, by the owners"

Daily Events

Events may be subject to change. Please refer to an updated events schedule on arrival. A calendar grid version is also available.

Club Events
Dining Events
Family Events
Local Events
Tuesday, 23 April 2019
  • Royal Deeside Golf Ticket Offer

    Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Royal Deeside Golf Ticket Offer, Participating Golf Clubs include Ballater, Aboyne, Banchory, Peterculter and Braemar, 3 day summer golf visitor ticket £90, 5 day summer golf visitor ticket £150, Simply download the ticket of your choice from any participating golf club website, Take your ticket to the club of your choice and pay the fee, The pro/golf club with mark the voucher with the course that has been played, For more details visit:

  • Migvie Kirk

    Sunday, 1 July 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Migvie Kirk, Migvie by Tarland, Built 1770, Now deconsecrated, the interior was completely refurbished by local Artists and Craftsmen for a unique exhibition space, 9th century Pictish Symbol stone in the Kirk yard, No admission charge, For more details visit:

  • Braemar Highland Games Centre

    Monday, 1 April 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Discover the 200 year history of the Braemar Royal Highland Society, the organisation behind the famous Braemar Gathering. Exhibition open daily, 9.00am– 5.00pm, 4.30pm last entry.

  • Balmoral Castle

    Monday, 1 April 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Castle, Grounds, Gardens and more open daily from 10.00am—5.00pm. Celebrating Queen

  • Crathes Castle & Walled Gardens

    Monday, 1 April 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    16th century tower house with an intricate maze of turrets, towers, oak panels and painted ceilings, Banchory. Open daily 10.30am - 5.00pm. 013308 44525, (search Crathes Castle)

  • Braemar Highland Experience

    Monday, 1 April 2019 - Sunday, 30 June 2019 @ 

    Braemar Highland Experience ~ Join us to experience an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular mountains, wild open spaces and stunning scenery. Awarded 5 Stars from Visit Scotland. For bookings please call us direct on 07760 511111, Email: or visit our website at

    Offroad tours: Join us for an offroad tour on private hill roads into the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, where there’s a good chance of seeing red deer, golden eagles, red and black grouse, red squirrels and mountain hares.

    Bespoke Tours: Our bespoke tours give you the chance to set the agenda. We can suggest unique destinations that will allow you to experience the colour and diversity of Scotland. Perhaps you’re interested in exploring your family’s heritage, or would like to discover the history, folklore and nature of the area. We can explore the history of the Jacobite Risings or a forgotten glen, or we can take you to hand-picked artisan shops. Whatever your interests, we can guarantee unforgettable memories and a personal service based on our wide experience of the area. Relax - let us do the planning and driving! 20% discount for Craigendarroch residents on Bespoke Tours.

    Guided Walking: We also offer a wide variety of walks, low and high level, from a couple of hours to full days. Let us introduce you to wild places with spectacular scenery, guide you up some of our mountains or walk you through the history of the area and its flora and fauna with the safety and security of a qualified local guide.

  • Blair Castle & Hercules Garden

    Monday, 1 April 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Castle & Gardens Open daily from 9.30am-5.30pm, Last admission 4.30pm, Adults £13, Seniors £11.25, Children £8.30, For more information Tel. 01796481207 or visit:

  • Corgarff Castle

    Monday, 1 April 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Isolated fortress of the high-status Forbes family, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Closes for lunch at 12.30pm -1.30pm), £6 per adult, £3.60 per child, Corgarff Castle, Strathdon, For more details visit: search Corgarff or Tel. 01975 651 46

  • Loch Muick & Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve

    Saturday, 2 June 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Loch Muick & Lochnagar Wildlife Reserve, Home to a Red Deer Reserve, Stunning wildlife and scenery and the dramatic Glas Allt Waterfall, South of Ballater via Spittal of GlenMuick, Visitor Center & Parking (pay & display), Open all year, For more details visit:

  • Cairnton Farm Tours

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Cairnton Farm Tours ~ with Deeside Activity Park, Dess, Aboyne. Tours are available throughout the week, lasting for 1 hour followed by Afternoon Tea. Special rate for Craigendarroch guests is: £16.50 per adult and £9 per child (under 7yrs). Booking is essential. Please call us +44 (0)13398 83536 for bookings, enquiries or directions. Cairnton is a working farm specialising in pedigree Aberdeen Angus breeding stock. Meet owner’s Ken and Margaret Howie as they welcome guests to the farm, and extol the virtue of the world’s finest beef breed, The Aberdeen Angus. The farm tours start at the paddocks and pens with a chance to get up close and personal with some of their favourite cows and bulls. Explore the farms Wind Turbine and Bio Mass boiler which heats up the farm and all three of the Cairnton Farm holiday cottages, then return to the Deeside Activity Park Coffee Shop where Afternoon Tea will be waiting for you. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase Aberdeen Angus Beef from the onsite farm shop. Visit for more details on other activities they can offer.

  • Indoor Bowling

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Indoor Bowling: Victoria Hall, Station Square, Ballater. 2.00pm—4.00pm and 7.00pm—9.00pm. Mixed groups of all ages. All are welcome to come along and join in. Visitors are £2 per session.

  • Tarland Traditional Folk Music Sessions

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Tarland Traditional Folk Music Sessions: Starts 9.00pm, Aberdeen Arms, The Square, Tarland. Unplugged fiddles, accordions, bagpipes and guitars. Come along and enjoy or bring your own instruments and join in. We advise contacting in advance should there be changes to usual event dates, 013398 81225.

  • Glen Tanar Estate Safari Tours

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Glen Tanar Estate Safari Tours: Binoculars available and refreshments included in the price, All weather tours on Glen Tanar Estate led by experienced guides along forest tracks into some of the most remote corners of the glen. Minimum of 2 persons per tour with booking essential. 013398 86451,

  • Ballater Bridge Club

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Ballater Bridge Club: Tuesdays from 6.30pm – 10.00pm & Improvers Class Thursdays from 12.30pm – 4.30pm, Mike Sheridan Room, Victoria & Albert Halls, Ballater, For details Tel. 013397 55501, We advise contacting in advance should there be changes to usual event dates

  • Skipper & Wife Fish Van

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019

    Skipper & Wife Fish Van: Tuesdays from 10.30am – 12 noon outside, Glenmuick Church, Ballater, and 12.30pm – 1.00pm outside the Deeside Deli, Ballater, Thursdays from 10.45am – 12.15pm outside Glenmuick Church, Ballater, and outside Deeside Deli, Ballater around 2pm for 10 minutes, For details Tel. 07860 677602 or 07904 167825 or Email:

  • Yellow Welly Tours

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Yellow Welly Tours: Luxury Land Rover Tours of Royal Deeside. Bespoke tours available with well known local personality Simon Blackett. Tour of Braemar Castle included., 07432 874342

  • Tomnaverie Stone Circle

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Tomnaverie Stone Circle: Recumbant Stone Circle surrounding a burial cairn just outside Tarland dated from around 4,500 BC. For this and other Historic Scotland locations visit

  • Woodend Barn Events

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019 @ 

    Woodend Barn Events: Films Exhibitions, Crafts & Live Performances at Woodend Barn, Banchory. Booking is essential. 013308 26520,

  • Tarland Trails

    Friday, 1 February 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    Tarland Trails: Mountain Bike Trails located in Drummy Woods on the Outskirts of Tarland Village. Trails with 3 levels of difficulty to suit all abilities.

  • Royal Deeside Passport

    Friday, 1 March 2019 - Friday, 31 May 2019 @ 

    Royal Deeside Passport: Helping you plan, explore & experience the stunning area of Royal Deeside, with information and £200+ of offers across Aberdeenshire and Cairngorms. To purchase your passport visit: or visit the Ballater Tourist Information Centre located in Station Square, Ballater.

  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery Tours

    Friday, 1 March 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Open Monday - Saturday, 10.00am-5.00pm. Open Sunday, 12 noon - 5.00pm. Tours available throughout the day, located in Crathie. 013397 42700,, Please note Distillery is closed on Sunday 28 April

  • Glen Tanar Trout Fishing

    Friday, 1 March 2019 - Tuesday, 30 April 2019 @ 

    Glen Tanar Trout Fishing on Private Stocked Loch: 9.00am-5.00pm Adult £25, Child £10 & 5.00pm-10.00pm (or until dark on shorter days) Adult £20, Child £8. Boats and lifejackets available. Please bring your own equipment. Booking is essential.

  • Fishing, Guided Walking Excursions & Land Rover Tours

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 - Sunday, 30 June 2019 @ 

    Fishing, Guided Walking Excursions & Land Rover Tours ~ with Author Ian Murray
    Discounts available for groups from Craigendarroch. All ages and Outlander Fans welcome. Collected from lodge and returned. Bookings please call +44 (0)777 134 6650, email or checkout Ian’s website at: From best-selling author of 5 books, Ian incorporates detailed authentic knowledge of the local area from 25 years research and over 30 years of exploration. Winter Mountain Leader and Year of Natural Scotland Ambassador, Ian is also recognised by the National Geographic as a five star guide, with drone video/photography available on request. Ian was brought up in Ballater and lives adjacent to the resort. Salmon, Trout Fishing: Enjoy fly fishing on the River Dee and Don, with collection and return to lodge in Hi spec 7 seat Landrover. Beginners to experts welcome, tuition in casting, rods and waders provided. Half day, full day and evening trips available for individuals and small groups. Guided Walks: From gentle, low level explorative strolls for all ages, to guided walks on high mountain tops. Enjoy outstanding scenery exploring the local flora and fauna, with snow craft, survival skills, navigation, and mountain craft tuition available on request. Land Rover Tours: 30% off for Craigendarroch residents. Explore interesting geographical features, castles, glens, wildlife, ancient sites, history & folklore also from Ian’s taped interviews of indigenous folk. All trips tailored where possible. Wildlife at night experience: Trips early evening. Bespoke trips available of the Snow Roads and also Aberdeen, Loch Ness, Skye & West Coast (two day). Latest luxury Landrover Discovery available for long tours. Signed copies of Ian's Deeside books available including latest addition ‘Old Deeside Ways’. Complimentary copy of ‘The Dee from the Far Cairngorms’ with each full winter day tour.

  • Hidden Deeside Tours ~ Where Legends Come To Life!

    Thursday, 1 February 2018 - Sunday, 30 June 2019 @ 

    Hidden Deeside Tours ~ Half or Full Day Tours of Royal Deeside with a Scottish History Honours Graduate as your personal Tour Guide. 25% discount for Craigendarroch residents. For booking please call on 07920 801546, Email:, or visit the website at: Hidden Deeside Tours offers unique and personal history and heritage tours of Royal Deeside, taking you on a magical journey through the areas rich history, from Neolithic Stone Circles, ancient Clan Memorials, Jacobite tales, Royal history, wonderful scenery and a lot more.
    Also available: Outlander Tour to Inverness and Loch Ness. Relax, enjoy and explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands in a top-of-the-range executive 7 Seater 4x4. See historic Bronze Age Monuments at ‘Crag-Na-Dun’, explore Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre and be driven through Inverness and along the shores of Loch Ness to see Castle Urquhart and possibly Nessie!
    Customised Tours also available to The Malt Whisky Trail, Castles Trail, Old Aberdeen, Edinburgh, St Andrews and the wonderful Isle of Skye. ‘Visit Scotland’ Recommended.

  • Burn o' Vat Natural Nature Reserve

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 
    Burn O' Vat Visitor Centre, Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, Dinnet, Aboyne AB34 5NB, UK

    A natural deep water carved stone bowl that is free and open year round for the public to explore, alongside circular walking trails, Between Dinnet & Ballater, AB34 5NB, For more details visit:

  • Knock Castle Ruin

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

    16th century four-storey tower house of the Gordon family. Free and open year round for the public to explore. 1 mile outside of Ballater on the South Deeside Road heading towards Crathie. For details click on the event link and under ‘All Walks’ click on Seven Bridges Trail.

  • Historic Scotland Locations Nearby

    Monday, 1 January 2018 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019 @ 

  • Aqua Fit Class with Morag Cole

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    The Country Club, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch. 9.30am – 10.30am. Booking is essential. Please visit the Leisure Desk or dial 013397 53435. With a mixture of cardio and body conditioning aqua work, this Aqua Fit class is a great way to build up strength and flexibility. Please note that access to the main pool is reserved for the Aqua Fit class participants during this time.

  • Pancake Tuesdays

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Pancake Tuesdays ~ The Keiller Lounge, served from 12 noon – 5.00pm last orders. All pancakes only £5.95. Every Tuesday you can feast on mouth-watering pancakes! Choose from a range so delicious you’ll want to try them all!

  • Cake & Coffee Offer

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Cake & Coffee Offer ~ Available daily, 3.00pm to 5.00pm (last orders) in the Keiller Lounge. Choose any one cake from today’s selection and pair with your choice of coffee or tea for only £3.95.

Daily Events July 6


Craigendarroch Owners' Club,
Braemar Road, Ballater, Royal Deeside, AB35 5XA. United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1339 755558

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 AGM will be held on Saturday 27th April 2019 at The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.  Coffee on arrival at 9:30, AGM starts 10:30. Users of the Lighthouse are able to obtain a discount on parking at the nearby NCP car park.