Welcome to Balmoral

Balmoral Castle is the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family and this year the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shops and coffee shop are open to the Public on a daily basis from Friday 1st April until Tuesday 2nd August.  

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

You may also wish to sign up to our mailing list to receive details about opening times, holiday cottages, expedition tours, salmon fishing and special offers.

2022 Opening

2022 Opening Details

This year the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and coffee shop at Balmoral will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Friday 1st April until Tuesday 2nd August.

Balmoral Expedition Tour

Balmoral Expedition Tour

The Balmoral Expedition is a wonderful experience for you to enjoy as a social household bubble (one ticket covers an exclusive tour for a maximum of five) and includes admission to Balmoral.

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 The Pipers Hall coffee shop and is 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 Pipers Hall (served 1300 until 1600 with the exception of Thursdays).

Special Events 2022

Jubilee Afternoon Tea

Jubilee Afternoon Tea

This special celebration afternoon tea will be available from 2nd until 5th June.

Served on fine bone china and will include special cakes. You will also be able to watch the celebrations live on at least six screens that will be installed just for the weekend.

Outdoor Theatre

Outdoor Theatre

Join us on the lawn and enjoy one of our wonderful outdoor theatre experiences.

Choose from a range of fantastic performances - A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Awful Auntie and The Tale of Peter Rabbit and The Tale of Benjamin Bunny.

Special Events

Special Events

During the 2022 we have a range of special events taking place.

This will include our outdoor theatre performances together with Pipe Bands playing, a Birds of Prey display, vintage buses and a corgi gathering on the lawn in front of the Castle.

Balmoral - a very special place

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

At Balmoral we have a range of holiday cottages available for rental throughout the year.

Choose from Colt Cottages, Connachat Cottage, Garbh Allt Shiel, Karim Cottage, Knocks Cottage, Rhebreck Lodge, Sterinbeg Cottage and Tigh na Garaidh Cottage.

Crathie Post Office

Crathie Post Office

The Crathie Post Office / Gift Shop is currently open to the Public from Monday to Friday (1000 until 1400 only).

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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