Welcome to Balmoral

Balmoral Castle is the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family and is currently closed to the Public. However the Main Gate Gift Shop, Coffee Pod and Post Office are currently open daily.

Winter guided tours will be available daily from Saturday 9th October until Sunday 7th November 2021 and you can book your tickets now.

You can sign up to our mailing list to receive details about opening times, cottages, safaris and special offers.

Good To Go Certificate

This accolade demonstrates that we are adhering to the new Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and the required processes in place.

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2020 Opening

2021 Opening Details

The grounds, gardens, exhibitions and restaurant at Balmoral are currently closed to the Public.

However the Main Gate Gift Shop, Coffee Pod and Post Office are open to the Public on a daily basis and sell a range of Balmoral Gifts.

Balmoral Guided Tours

Balmoral Guided Tours

This year Balmoral Guided Tours will be available daily from Saturday 9th October until Sunday 7th November.

The guided tours are special as the guides are able to share with you many of the stories, past and present that bring Balmoral to life.

Online Gift Shop

Online Gift Shop

View and purchase gifts from our new Balmoral Blue range - an exclusive tweed inspired by the colours at Balmoral and the River Dee.

Selection includes Leather Guild and Johnsons of Elgin products together with our our Balmoral whisky, gin and beer.

Balmoral - a very special place

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

At Balmoral we have a range of well appointed and comfortable holiday cottages available.

Colt Cottages, Connachat, Garbh Allt Shiel, Karim, 1 Knock, Rhebreck Lodge, Sterinbeg and Strath A'an are available throughout the year while Tigh na Garaidh is available over the winter months.

Cairns Walk

Cairns Walk

The Balmoral Cairns walk is closed throughout August, September and early October. We apologise for any inconvenience.

However the walk to Albert’s pyramid is still available and we recommend parking in the car park next to the A93 at Crathie (£3 parking charge applies).

Squirrel Cam

Squirrel Cam

At Balmoral we have some very special residents - our red squirrels.

The red squirrel is one of Scotland's favourite mammals but it is declining in numbers and classified as an endangered species. At Balmoral we are lucky to have several scurries of squirrels and you can watch them feeding.

 
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