Balmoral Castle


Balmoral Estates, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB

    Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Balmoral Estate has been the Scottish Home of the Royal Family ever since.

    Balmoral has been one of the residences of the British Royal Family since 1852, when it was purchased by Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert. The Castle is an example of Scots Baronial architecture and is classified by Historic Scotland as a category A listed building.

    Enjoy access to the formal and vegetable gardens, the wildlife, Balmoral and audio visual exhibitions together with the largest room in the Castle, the Ballroom. Other rooms within the Castle are not available to the public as these are Her Majesty The Queen's private rooms.

    The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the Public during August, September and October as The Royal Family are in residence.

    There is also a gift and coffee shop on site.

    5 Visitor Attraction
    Unassisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Gold Wild Scotland Bikers Welcome
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Jul 2015


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Shop


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Disabled Parking


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Highchair Available


    • ASVA Member
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    What's Nearby

    Recently Viewed