Welcome to Balmoral

The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family
Winter Guided Tours

Winter Guided Tours

Balmoral is currently closed to the Public. However winter guided tours will be available on specific dates from late October until early December 2019.

The guided tours are special as the guides are able to share with you many of the stories, past and present that bring Balmoral to life. Tea or filter coffee together with shortbread is also available (included in your admission).

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.

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. However at Balmoral we are lucky to have several scurries of squirrels living and you can watch them feeding.

Balmoral - a very special place

Safari Tours

Winter 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 late October until early December we offer winter safari tours on weekdays only at 10.00 a.m.. Booking is essential.

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.

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.

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