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Balmoral is the Scottish home of the British Royal Family. The Castle Ballroom, gardens and exhibitions are open from the 29th March until the 31st July. Visitors are able to view the Castle Ballroom, the largest room in the Castle, used for a...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's one of the best place to visit in Scotland,nice location, beautiful castle, historical places, bcoz all the royal family visiting every year, nice car parking, greenhouse nice too and some gifts shop,

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank travelerP5377MM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I highly recommend adding this beautiful place to your list of places to go! We decided to do the walk along the river that led us to the castle. It was very beautiful! If you like history you'll love this place! It is very informative!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Iconic castle with long history of royal family. Lot of pictures, lovely atmosphere. Big coffee restaurant and souvenir shop.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank VeMu
Reviewed February 11, 2019

I love this walk which takes you around the Cairns that were built by Queen Victoria. It's a 1334 ft climb and it was quite snowy but well worth the walk especially when you reach some of the great views you can see as you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Thank you George A chance to travel deep into the estate and experience the highlands. George had a huge knowledge base covering history, events and wildlife. An honest exposition of the life and times of the Balmoral estate. We were so lucky to see a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank andrewschumm
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The tour of Balmoral castle (which is not cheap) is overall a poor value for money. The tour guides, however, are passionate and do their best, so their efforts are truly appreciated. Visitors do not actually have access to the castle, which is understandable as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
8  Thank petja d
Reviewed November 19, 2018

If you have an interest in the Royal family, History or Castles, this is a must visit. You are free to walk the gardens which are massive and go into one small part of the castle. Loads of History here and very beautiful. Great for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Andrea K
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We had such a lovely visit to Balmoral Castle. The audio guides were very nice to have and we enjoyed walking the grounds, even as it began to snow! Being from Texas and not seeing much snow, we were so excited about it! I loved...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 14, 2018

I really wanted to give to give this 5 out of 5, but 4 it is I felt the tour fell a little short on others we have done within Aberdeenshire. £15 for the winter tour gives you a tour guide lasting about 60 mins,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank jamesbond007_10
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Our small walking group decided to visit Balmoral, and it surpassed our expectations. First, the price was reasonable and staff cordial. Second, the house and grounds were very pleasant and welcoming; I think we had feared it might be quite stuffy and restrictive. The small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Theresa B
May 22, 2018|
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Response from Susan P |
The castle was built for privacy, so it is not visible from the road and the Police do not allow stopping. The only way to photo the castle is when it is open.
May 12, 2018|
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Response from cliveg813 | Reviewed this property |
It is not possible to see Balmoral Castle from the road, bridge or car park. You could try swimming across a very fast flowing river with rapids but wouldn't recommend it!!!! The entrance fee is a little expensive for just... More
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Heather A | Reviewed this property |
It won’t be sold out, just buy your tickets on arrival.