Join us for a fascinating guided tour of the grounds, exhibitions and Ballroom at Balmoral. The guided tour lasts approximately one hour and afterwards you are free to wander the grounds and gardens. Tours will start at the coffee shop and your guide will take you to via the Game Larder, the original Iron Ballroom and the Ice House.
The highlight for many is to stand on the lawn, right in front of the Castle and admire it in all its glory before heading to the Ballroom.
The Ballroom is the only room open to visitors in the Castle and your guide will give you plenty of time here as there is a lot to see. 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, 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 Majesty’s private residence.
The guided tours are special as the guides are able to share with you many of the stories, past and present that bring Balmoral to life.
After your tour you can visit our newly refurbished Mews Gift Shop, where you will find a wide range of gifts - festive, Scottish and Royal. Browse our new Balmoral Blue and Balmoral Bronze Gift Ranges and our selection of drinks, which include Balmoral Whisky, Ballochbuie Gin and Invergelder Pale Ale.
You can also purchase light refreshments from the Coffee Shop, which is located near the Mews Gift Shop.