Enjoy a wonderful tour of Balmoral, the Scottish holiday home to the Royal Family. This is a wonderful expedition for you to enjoy as a social household bubble (maximum of five people).
Accompany one of our guides on a fascinating tour of Balmoral Estate. The tour takes you through the manicured parkland and gardens in front of Balmoral Castle. You then travel through the Estate farm to enter the old Caledonian Pine Forest. This is one of the country's most important habitats and home to the elusive capercaillie.
After spending some time exploring this pristine area we head out of the woods onto the open hillside. The views soon start to open up as we travel through the heather high up the flanks of Lochnagar, one of Scotland’s most famous mountains. The expedition then heads back to civilisation via the monuments and historical buildings of Easter Balmoral. Discover the intriguing life stories of the resident wildlife and learn about the conservation management that is currently underway to help protect some of the United Kingdoms rarest species.
Although there are no guarantees, wildlife species which are regularly encountered, include birds of prey, red squirrels, red deer, red grouse, black grouse, snow bunting and salmon.
The charge for the expedition tour also includes admission to the grounds, gardens and exhibitions so you can enjoy a relaxing day at Balmoral. During the day you can stop at the coffee shop, visit the newly refurbished gift shop and if you have time perhaps enjoy some of the waymarked walks which are available.
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