Glen Lui Hotel

Built in 1896, this family-run hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Ballater and 7.5 miles from Balmoral Castle.

Rooms are furnished in a traditional style with rich colours and have TVs, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Most include free WiFi and some have DVD players.

Full Scottish breakfast is included, and the restaurant serves modern Scottish dishes made with local produce. There’s also a lounge with a fireplace, a whisky bar and an outdoor seating area.