2017 Winter Guided Tours

Join our winter guided tour of the grounds, gardens and exhibitions

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 the following dates in 2017:-


Please note this is a walking tour. We want you to get the most from your visit so please note the following:

  • The tours are walking tours and just over 400 meters of walking is involved; mostly flat with the odd slight gradient. The surface is mostly tarmac and all entrances to exhibitions are ramped. 6
  • 60% of the tour is outside and 40% inside. Please ensure that you bring suitable outdoor clothing, dress warmly and have suitable footwear for walking outdoors on uneven surfaces.
  • We have Battricars and also wheelchairs which are available for customers to borrow at no extra charge. If you would like to borrow one of these please let the person at the ticket office know and also the guides in the coffee shop on arrival.
  • If you have any other questions relating to access on our tours please contact us at info@balmoralcastle.com and we will do our utmost to accommodate your needs.
Balmoral Castle

There is no need to purchase tickets in advance – they can be purchased on arrival at Balmoral on the day.  

Admission charges for the winter guided tours will be as follows:-

Adults - £12.00
Seniors / Students - £11.00
Children (5 to 16 years) - £5.00

The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and afterwards you can visit the gift shop and enjoy tea or coffee with shortbread. Tours will be available at 11.00 a.m., 12.00 noon, 1.00 p.m. and the final tour will depart at 2.00 p.m.

It is best to arrive a little before the tour start time.

Free parking is available in the car parks at Crathie, next to the A93. From there it is just a short walk to the main gates of Balmoral where you will find the admissions desk. You can then walk up or take the trailer ride up to the Coffee Shop where the tours start.