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 will be 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

Good To Go Certificate

This accolade demonstrates that we are adhering to the new Government and public health guidance, have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and the required processes in place.

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2020 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 Restaurant

Crathie Post Office

The Crathie Post Office / Gift Shop is currently open to the Public from Monday to Friday (1000 until 1200 only) during January, February and March. (closed on bank holidays)

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).

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

Balmoral Expedition Tour

Balmoral Expedition Tour

Enjoy a wonderful day out at Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family.  

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 guests) and includes admission.

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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