Visiting Balmoral

Amended opening details for 2022

Balmoral will be opening to the Public during November and December, but in a different format.  

During this time no admission fee will be charged and visitors will be able to visit the grounds and gardens, where they can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this special place and pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

Floral tributes can be placed at the designated area - please speak to the staff on duty and they will direct you to the correct location for leaving tributes.

We would request that you remove any cellophane wrapping before laying any floral tributes at Balmoral.

When the grounds are open staff will be on duty at the Main Gates to help with any queries and the Mews Gift Shop and the coffee pod will be available.

General parking is in the car parks at Crathie. For those who have difficulty walking please drive up to the Main Gates and speak to the staff on duty and they will give you directions for parking by the Estates Office 

Unfortunately the guided tours will not be possible and the Castle itself will remain closed, as a mark of respect.

Opening dates

During November and December the facilities will be open daily between 1000 and 1600 on the following dates:-

Wednesday 23rd November Saturday 26th November Sunday 27th November
Wednesday 30th November Saturday 3rd December Sunday 4th December
Wednesday 7th December Saturday 10th December Sunday 11th December
Wednesday 14th December Saturday 17th December Monday 19th December
Wednesday 21st December Friday 23rd December  

General parking available in the car park next to the A93 at Crathie.