Welcome to Balmoral

The Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family


Plan your visit

2018 Opening Details

In 2018 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and cafe will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Friday 30th March until Tuesday 31st July.  

Opening times are from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. However please note that the last recommended admission is at 4.30 p.m

Holiday Cottages

Holiday Cottages

At Balmoral we have a range of three and four star graded 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 April until early November each year.

Open Air Theatre

Open Air Theatre

You can see Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Balmoral Castle this summer on Tuesday 24th July.

The performance will start at 7.00 p.m. - however the grounds will be open from 6.00 p.m. if you wish to arrive early and enjoy a picnic.

Balmoral - a very special place

Safari Tours

Spring Safaris

Travel in comfort in a Landrover Discovery as our experienced Ranger guides you through the manicured parkland and gardens of Balmoral before heading to the moors and mountains beyond.

From 30th March until 31st July 2018 we offer safari tours a daily basis starting at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. Booking essential.

Balmoral Online SHop

Online Shop

Purchase your admission tickets in advance or choose from a wide range of gifts, books, household goods, clothing, golfing items and even a gift voucher for the safari tour.

UK shipping is just £4.95 per order and we will advise shipping options for international orders.

Special Events

Squirrel Cam

At Balmoral we have some very special residents - our red squirrels.

The red squirrel is one of Scotlands favourite mammals but it is declining in numbers and classified as an endangered species. However at Balmoral we are lucky to have several scurries of squirrels living and you can watch them feeding.