Welcome to Balmoral

Balmoral Castle is the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family and this year the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shops and restaurant will open to the Public on a daily basis until Monday 2nd August.  

Please note that tickets must be purchased in advance - please click here to book and pay online.

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.

View our Certificate

2020 Opening

2021 Opening Details

This year the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral are open to the Public on a daily basis until Monday 2nd August, with tickets available for purchase in advance.

Balmoral Restaurant

Our Restaurant

Enjoy a delicious lunch in our newly refurbished restaurant. Lunch served daily (except for Thursdays) 1200 until 1400 with the menu celebrating a wonderful range of beautiful Scottish produce.

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.

Balmoral - book your ticket now

Admission Ticket

Admission Ticket

This timed ticket provides access to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions at Balmoral. Adults can experience the audio tour while children enjoy the Corgi Challenge, which follows the same route.

Coffee & Cake Ticket

Coffee & Cake Ticket

This admission ticket also includes morning coffee and cake in the relaxing atmosphere of the new Balmoral Restaurant (served daily from 1000 to 1130).

Afternoon Tea Ticket

Afternoon Tea Ticket

This admission ticket also includes a delicious afternoon tea served in the relaxing atmosphere of the new Balmoral Restaurant (served daily from 1430 until 1630).

Balmoral - a very special place

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

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

Colt Cottages, Connachat Cottage, Garbh Allt Shiel,Karim Cottage and Rhebreck Lodge are available throughout the year while Tigh na Garaidh is available over the winter months.

Balmoral Expedition Tour

Balmoral Expedition Tour

Enjoy a wonderful day out at Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family.  

The Balmoral Expedition is a wonderful experience for you to enjoy as a social household bubble (maximum of four people) and ends with a delicious afternoon tea in our new restaurant.

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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