Welcome to Balmoral
The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family

Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate.Balmoral Castle

In her journals Queen Victoria described Balmoral as "my dear paradise in the Highlands" - we hope you will feel the same way about Balmoral once you have visited this most special place.

Richard R Gledson
Resident Factor, Balmoral Estates

2015 opening times

During August, September and October the grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the Public as The Royal Family are in residence.

However we are pleased to confirm that winter guided tours will be available on a limited number of dates during late October, November and early December.

A safari tour at Balmoral. . .

If weather conditions are suitable they will also be available on weekdays in late October, November and early December.

Accompany one of our guides on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The safari tour takes you through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle. You then travel through the Estate farm to enter the old Caledonian Pine Forest. This is one of the country's most important habitats and home to the elusive capercaillie.

The winter safari tours last approximately three hours and cost £60 per person.

Safari Tour

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