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Welcome to Balmoral Castle & Estate

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.

Queen Elizabeth II (1926 - 2022)

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On 8th September 2022 The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral.

Balmoral Estate remains in a period of official Royal Mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The grounds at Balmoral will open again on Monday 3rd October.

Books of Condolence are available for signing on The Royal Household website.


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The grounds of Balmoral will open to the Public on Monday 3rd October
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Send a message of condolence.


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We have a range of self catering properties available for rental

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Floral tributes can be placed at the designated area beside the Castle
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The tours will be available on weekdays only from late October until mid December this year.
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At Balmoral we have some very special residents - our red squirrels. Please check out our live camera.