Ballater

   BALLATER, a village, in the parish of Glenmuick, Tullich, and Glengairn, district of Kincardine O'Neil, county of Aberdeen; containing 371 inhabitants. This place, situated in a beautiful valley, on the north bank of the Dee, was formed about the beginning of the present century, by the late proprietor, William Farquharson, Esq., of Monaltrie, by whose directions the site was measured for the erection of regular streets and squares, the former of which cross the main street at right angles, and the latter, with allotments of ground, have been let out in perpetual feu tenements. Besides numerous well-constructed private houses, the village contains an excellent inn, some good shops, a circulating library, and a post-office communicating daily with Aberdeen, to which place there is a daily mail-coach, together with several weekly carriers. The salubrity of the air, and the picturesque scenery of the locality, draw many visiters from Aberdeen and other parts, in the summer months; but the chief attraction is the chalybeate waters of Pananich, in the vicinity, which hold in solution carbonate of iron, lime, magnesia, &c., and are considered of much efficacy in scorbutic and nephritic complaints. There are superior hot, cold, and shower baths, and many convenient lodging-houses; and in a square in the village, stands the parish church, and, at a short distance, the parochial school. Over the Dee is a good wooden bridge of four arches, erected in 1834, at a cost of upwards of £2000.

A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. . 1856.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Ballater — Koordinaten 57° 3′ N, 3° 2′ W …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ballater — Ballater, Hauptort im obern Tal des Dee, in Aberdeenshire (Schottland), in wildromantischer Gegend, 204 m hoch, mit besuchter Mineralquelle und (1901) 1247 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ballater — Coordinates: 57°02′41″N 3°02′58″W / 57.0448°N 3.04942°W / 57.0448; 3.04942 …   Wikipedia

  • Ballater — 57°2′58″N 3°2′26″O / 57.04944, 3.04056 Ballater (en gaélique écossais : Bealadair) est un burgh dans le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ballater — Original name in latin Ballater Name in other language Ballater State code GB Continent/City Europe/London longitude 57.0493 latitude 3.04023 altitude 202 Population 1466 Date 2011 03 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Loirston Hotel Ballater (Aberdeenshire) — Loirston Hotel Ballater country: United Kingdom, city: Aberdeenshire (Countryside Ballater) Loirston Hotel Ballater Situated in the heart of Ballater, the Loirston Hotel is a quiet rural property, ideally placed to visit Balmoral Castle and… …   International hotels

  • Aberdeenshire (historic) — County of Aberdeen Aberdeenshire within Scotland in 1890 Geography Status County (until 1975) …   Wikipedia

  • Glenmuick, Tullich, and Glengairn —    GLENMUICK, TULLICH, and GLENGAIRN, a parish, in the district of Kinchardine O Neil, county of Aberdeen , 16 miles (W.) from Kincardine O Neil; containing, with the village of Ballater, 2118 inhabitants. The compound Gaelic term Glean muic,… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • River Dee, Aberdeenshire — For other places with the same name, see River Dee (disambiguation). River Dee (Uisge Dè) River …   Wikipedia

  • Deeside Way — The Deeside Way (commonly known as the Old Deeside Line; the Royal Deeside Line or simply the Deeside Line), is a pathway that travels along the bed of the now removed Deeside Railway, along the north bank of the River Dee in Aberdeenshire. While …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.