Enjoy a relaxing day out at Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family. This admission ticket includes a delicious afternoon tea served in the relaxing atmosphere of the new Balmoral Restaurant (served daily from 1430 until 1630).
Visit the grounds, gardens, exhibitions and Ballroom at Balmoral with our audio tour, which is available in English with Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish translations.
All visitors will need to register with track and trace on arrival and are asked to adhere to social distancing guidance. Facemasks must be worn in indoor spaces.
The audio tour lasts approximately one hour and a quarter and guides you around the grounds and gardens. The highlight of the visit is the Ballroom, which is the only room open to visitors in the Castle. The objects in the Ballroom are all brought from within the Castle for display, these are all objects that belong to the Royal Family and normally live on a wall or shelf or cupboard in one of the private rooms. Please note that the Ballroom is the only room that is open to visitors within the Castle as the other areas are Her Majestys private residence.
After your tour you can visit our new Mews Gift Shop, where you will find a wide range of gifts, both Scottish and Royal. You can also purchase snack refreshments from the Coffee Pod at the Main Gates or the new servery in the Pipers Hall.
We are also pleased to announce that our new Balmoral Restaurant will offer the following experiences from 1st May:-
Morning Coffee and Cake Experience this must be booked in advance and includes your admission ticket together with tea or coffee and some delicious cake, which you can enjoy in the relaxed restaurant setting. This will be served daily from 1000 to 1130.
Lunch will be served from 1200 until 1400 and you should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries / book your table. Please add your ticket reservation number to email to secure your booking.
Afternoon Tea Experience this must be booked in advance and includes your admission ticket together with tea or coffee with a selection of sandwiches, scones and cake, which you can enjoy in the relaxed restaurant setting. This will be served daily from 1430 until 1630.
Please note that a booking fee applies to all bookings