Group Visits (booking is essential)

Group admissions to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions

In 2019 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and cafe will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Monday 1st April until Wednesday 31st July.   Opening times are from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. however please note that groups of ten or more guests must be booked in advance.

Due to the growing popularity of Balmoral and Royal Deeside we have found it necessary to change to a position where we will only accept coaches and groups that have been booked in advance.

It is very important to us that we ensure the level of visitors on site is comfortable for everyone and allows for the comfortable unhurried 5 star experience that we strive to provide.

If you wish to book for your group of 10 or more passenger or coach in 2019 please complete the booking form and submit. We will confirm your booking as soon as possible.

In the meantime if you have any questions or queries  regarding a group visit to Balmoral please don’t hesitate to contact us on 013397 42554 or 013397 42555 or by e-mail to

Group admission charges during 2019 will be as follows:-

Adults - £10.50
Seniors / Students - £9.50
Children (5 to 16 years) - £5.00

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The group admission charge includes the audio tour of the grounds, gardens and exhibitions.

We recommend that you set aside at least one and a half hours for your visit to Balmoral. This will give you time to visit the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and the cafe.

The coach driver and guide are admitted free of charge and the driver is provided with a meal voucher, which can be used in the cafe.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card.

To make your group visit more enjoyable please visit Group Visit Tips

A company voucher system is also available - please contact us for further details:-

Telephone : 013397 42554 or 013397 42555
Fax: 013397 42034

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