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)


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

Floral tributes can be placed at the designated area outside the Main Gates of Balmoral.

We would request that you remove any cellophane wrappping before laying the tributes - this will allow the flowers to last longer and help with maintaining them.



Opening Details

Balmoral is currently closed and will open again in the spring


The Royal Family

Elizabeth II was the longest serving British monarch in history


Holiday Cottages

We have a range of self catering properties available for rental


Floral Tributes

Floral tribute can be can be placed outside the Main Gates of Balmoral


Expedition Tours

The tours are not currently available and will resume again in the spring


Squirrel Camera

At Balmoral we have some very special residents - our red squirrels. Please check out our live camera