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Burn O'Vat

B9119, Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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Short walk to this must see attraction

Well worth the visit as there is a good car park, visitors centre, toilets but most of all a... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Caninecaper
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London, United Kingdom
Short Walk, Big Reward

Apparently Queen Victoria visited Burn O'Vat, as if you need another reason to go. The entrance to... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
ozark_Roxy
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“short walk” (14 reviews)
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B9119, Dinnet, Ballater, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Well worth the visit as there is a good car park, visitors centre, toilets but most of all a fascinating look at one of the most interesting natural wonders in Scotland. Short walk to the vat but slightly difficult climb over stepping stones to get...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Apparently Queen Victoria visited Burn O'Vat, as if you need another reason to go. The entrance to the vat looks pretty unassuming; I was floored by the sight when we climbed through. I'm sure everyone who visits experiences this place differently. I was just overwhelmed...More

Thank ozark_Roxy
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

A short but delightful walk from the visitor centre, Burn O'Vat - more specifically The Vat - is one of the natural wonders of Scotland. Pass through a narrow cleft in the rock and you emerge into a vast natural, open rotunda, its curved sides...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

A trip to the Burn O' Vat is magical. A short walk through very pretty woodland brings you to the Burn O' Vat a hidden grotto with a waterfall. The kids loved scrambling about on the rocks. A slightly longer walk takes you around loch...More

Thank GavinMorrison
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is well worth the slight diversion of the main path of the excellent nature reserve close to Ballater. You feel that there's nothing there and the, suddenly, after clambering over a few rocks, you enter another world - a huge vat - a cauldron...More

Thank Colin S
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

After a short walk along a path through beautiful woodlands , we squeezed through a cleft in the rocks to a secret enclave complete with ferns, fauna and a small waterfall. Beautiful!!!! Unique!!!

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I managed to walk through the Vat and was nice open space for kids to play. Loved this site. Had a walk up to the hill which was quite easy. But Did not go in further along the narrow paths in fear of seeing snakes....More

Thank Samina A
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

It was a lovely walk I went with friends & their dog, it is a nice short walk & quite flat, the day we there there it was wet but it wasn't that muddy

Thank DLG775
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The burn o'vat is worth a great place to visit. Interesting rock formation. There are also several walks that start at the car park.

Thank Damamaaberdeen
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wonderful visit and easier access than we thought. Great for families and only a short walk. We intended to walk further.. there is a short climb to the view point and some of the rocks can be slippy. Bring shoes for the kids incase someone...More

Thank Trev M
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