Welcome to Balmoral

Plan your visit 2016

Winter Tours 2016

Balmoral is currently closed to Public - however we are pleased to confirm that winter guided tours will be available in late October, November and early December.

The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and afterwards you can visit the gift shop and enjoy tea or coffee with shortbread.

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

At Balmoral we have a range of holiday cottages available for rental.

Colt Cottages, Connachat Cottage, Karim Cottage and Rhebreck Lodge are available throughout the year.

The Garbh Allt Shiel and Alltnaguibhsaich Lodge are available from late April until early November each year.

Special Events

Balmoral Challenge

Her Majesty The Queen has given permission for a unique new walking challenge at Balmoral Castle to mark Armed Forces Day on 24th June 2017.

The Balmoral Challenge is an unmissable, new event for your team of four to take on one of three physically and mentally challenging routes on the stunning Balmoral Estate.

Balmoral - a very special place

Safari Tours

Winter Safari Tours

Travel in comfort in a Landrover Discovery as our experienced Ranger guides you through the manicured parkland and gardens of Balmoral before ascending through ancient Caledonian Pine forest to the moors and mountains beyond.

Available weekdays from late OCtober until mid December.

Online Shop

Online Shop

Purchase your 2017 admission tickets in advance or choose from a wide range of gifts, books, household goods, clothing, golfing items and gift vouchers.

We stock the Queen's 90th Birthday and Longest Reigning Monarch china collections.

Plan your visit 2017

Plan your visit 2017

In 2017 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and cafe will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Saturday 1st April until Monday 31st July.  

Opening times are from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. However please note that the last recommended admission is at 4.30 p.m.

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