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:-

Wednesday 25th October
Wednesday 1st November
Saturday 4th November
Wednesday 8th November
Saturday 11th November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 22nd November
Saturday 25th November
Wednesday 29th November
Saturday 2nd December
Wednesday 6th December
Saturday 9th December
Wednesday 13th December

Please note this is a walking tour. We want you to get the most from your visit so please read 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.
  • 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 gift shop know when you purchase your tickets.
  • 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. Your ticket price includes  a tea or filter coffee with shortbread at the end of your tour .

Admission charges for the winter guided tours include tea or filter coffee and shortbread and will be as follows:-

Adults - £14.00
Seniors / Students - £13.00
Children (5 to 16 years) - £6.00
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) £32.00

The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and afterwards you can visit the gift shop and enjoy tea or filter 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. Please wait at the A Board on the car park and we will collect you from there and transport you up to the Balmoral Gift Shop where you will be able to purchase your tour tickets.