Welcome to Balmoral

The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family

Please note that if you are coming over to us from the Inverness, Tomintoul or Granton on Spey, there is a road closure at Gairnshiel Bridge that requires you take a diversion which will add at least 30 minutes to your journey.

Please click here to view a map showing the diversion.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at the Estates Office.
Plan your visit

2018 Opening Details

In 2018 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and cafe will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Friday 30th March until Tuesday 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

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

At Balmoral we have a range of three and four star graded holiday cottages available for rental.

Colt Cottages, Connachat Cottage, Karim Cottage and Rhebreck Lodge are available throughout the year while the Garbh Allt Shiel is available from late April until early November each year.

Golf at Balmoral

Golf at Balmoral

Would you like to play the stunning nine hole / eighteen tee golf course at Balmoral Castle?

We will have a limited number of dates / tee times available and the cost is £200 for up to four players per tee time. Charges include admission to grounds, gardens, exhibitions, cafe and gift shop.

Balmoral - a very special place

Safari Tours

Spring Safaris

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

From 30th March until 31st July 2018 we offer safari tours a daily basis starting at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Booking essential.

Balmoral Online SHop

Online Shop

Purchase your admission tickets in advance or choose from a wide range of gifts, books, household goods, clothing, golfing items and even a gift voucher for the safari tour.

UK shipping is just £4.95 per order and we will advise shipping options for international orders.

Special Events

Spring Rover Ticket

FOUR  Attractions for the price of ONE !

Yes we have a limited number of Spring Rover Tickets which are just the same price as our normal admission tickets BUT give you FREE access into three other fantastic attractions.

Please note Spring Rover Tickets subject to availability and are valid only until 30th June.