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Love this shop. Everytime i'm in Ballater i love to visit this place. It has a great selection of... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Angela M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Hidden gem

Again we were off the beaten path in Scotland. Came across this little village and the sweet makers... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Edwina M
Scarborough, United Kingdom
via mobile
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21 Sep 2018
6 Aug 2018
“Hidden gem”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Station Square, Ballater AB35 5RB, Scotland
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Love this shop. Everytime i'm in Ballater i love to visit this place. It has a great selection of sweets and candy. Just be careful how much you buy because you might just need to revisit the bank because you've bought so much without realising....More

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Its good to be able to see a confectioner at work especially for the kids and this small enterprise is charming little place which allows you to do so. The staff members interact with you when they can which is really good. The downside -...More

Thank Pistolpehi
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Again we were off the beaten path in Scotland. Came across this little village and the sweet makers just by chance. Lovely man working, using original old fashioned methods to make sweets. He invited both my kids into his workshop area and let them help...More

Thank Edwina M
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I have really happy childhood memories of this exact shop. Its not changed and I stocked up on all my faves. The factory wasnt open but ill be back no worries!

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I know it's a cliche, but stepping in here and looking at all the old favourite names of sweets really does take you back to your childhood, and even the collective "Assorted Boilings" reminded me of going on errands to the sweetie shop for my...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

My wife and I popped in here last Saturday afternoon whilst having a walk around the village. It was nice to have a look at the sweets on display in the shop, some old time favourites there, and which are made in the factory which...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Didn't visit the factory as we didn't know it was there..but sampled some of the goodies you make and they're great. Intending on taking some more home for pressies but couldn't find any local supply, so we left empty handed :{ Will visit if we...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Went to get some sweets which are locally made in the factory where you can see them being made. All the old favourites including "Lucky Tatties" which always bring back memories of my youth. If in Ballater do not miss this shop. Even Kylie Minogue...More

Thank jamesrP8690QM
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