Welcome to Balmoral

The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family
2020 Opening

September 2020

The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the Public during September – however the VIC / Post Office in the car park at Crathie, the Gate Lodge Gift Shop and our new Coffee Pod are open daily.

2020 Opening

October - December 2020

Balmoral Guided Tours will be available daily from Saturday 3rd October until Saturday 31st October and therafter on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays during November and December.

Good To Go Certificate

We’re Good To Go

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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Online Shop

Gift Shop Special Offers

Choose from a range of exclusive Balmoral gifts, books, household goods, clothing, golfing items and gift vouchers.

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.

Cairns Walk

Cairns Walks

The Balmoral Cairns walk is closed throughout August and September and we apologise for any inconvenience.

However the walk to Albert’s Pyramid Walk is still available and we recommend parking in the car park next to the A93 at Crathie. The Gate Gift Shop and Coffee Pod are open daily from 1000 to 1600.

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.

Balmoral - a very special place

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

At Balmoral we have a range of three and four star 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 March until mid November each year.

Safari Tour

Safari Tours

Unfortunately our safari tours are not available at the present time.

However please click here to view a short video showing the scenery and wildlife you may view on a safari tour at Balmoral. When bookings resume we will upload details to our website so please check again soon.

Video Tour

Video Tour

To view a shortened version of 'My Dear Paradise' please click here.

The video includes a walk round Loch Muick, a climb up Lochnagar, the arrival of Her Majesty The Queen at the gates of Balmoral, a tour of Balmoral Estates and a visit to the world famous Braemar Gathering.

 
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