Welcome to Balmoral

The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family
2020 Opening

2020 Opening Details

In 2020 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and cafe will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Wednesday 1st April until Monday 3rd August.  

Opening times are from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. However please note that the last recommended admission is at 4.00 p.m.

Safari Tour

Safari Tours

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.

Available from Saturday 1st April until Monday 31st July. Please click here to check availability and book online.



RunBalmoral is a festival of running, for people of all ages. Saturday 18th features the Stena Drilling Tartan 10K, the Chrysoar 5K, the Secondary School 2.5K and the MPH Primary School 1.5K races.

Sunday 19th April races include the Apollo Duathlon, Bristow Group 15 Mile Trail Race and the Bristow Group 3 Mile Trail Race.

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, Karim Cottage and Rhebreck Lodge are available throughout the year while the Garbh Allt Shiel is available from late March until mid November each year.

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

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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