Balmoral Castle is the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family and is currently closed to the Public. However the Balmoral end of season sale shop is available until Christmas within the Crathie Visitor Information Centre.
In 2022 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions and restaurant will open to the Public from Friday 1st April until Tuesday 2nd August.
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Balmoral is currently closed to the Public.
However the Balmoral end of season sale shop is available within the Crathie Visitor Information Centre. This is open daily from 1000 until 1600 with 30 minutes of free parking when visiting the 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 together with our our Balmoral whisky, gin and beer.
At Balmoral we have a range of well appointed and comfortable holiday cottages available.
Colt Cottages, Connachat, Garbh Allt Shiel, Karim, 1 Knock, Rhebreck Lodge, Sterinbeg and Strath A'an are available throughout the year while Tigh na Garaidh is available over the winter months.
The Balmoral Cairns Walk and the Albert’s Pyramid Walk are currently available with parking in the car park next to the A93 at Crathie (£5 charge).
Please be aware that due to the level of use the condition of these paths has deteriorated. Please take care as some sections of path are now very muddy.
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.