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Balmoral Castle, Ballater

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Visit the grounds, gardens, and ballroom of the royal family's holiday retreat at Balmoral Castle. Take the rare opportunity to see original pieces of fine art and treasures, which normally reside within the private rooms of the Castle. Take an audio tour through the gardens and exhibitions inside the stable block. Take one of the waymarked trails along the river or up to a hillside view, and walk in the footsteps of the royals. Using our custom trip planner, Ballater attractions like Balmoral Castle can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A lovely place to visit and follow the storey of the Castle. Be aware the balroom is the only interior bit of the castle open to visitors - the tour is good and the gardens lovely. The walks around th...  more »
  • Had lunch with the family when visiting the Castle.The restaurant is close by..A great menu to suit all,lovely fresh healthy sandwiches,a hot servery with interesting food and lovely soup. Super cake,...  more »
  • The castle and grounds are fantastic. Access to the main castle is limited to one large room during the visit. The grounds and history explained in the little hand guide machine was great. We spent ar...  more »
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  • Beautiful place real special for me having spent lots of time in Windsor. I love the Queen and it was lovely to see a real family home! XXX 🐶 😊
  • Obviously if you are a royalist/monarchist ypu will LOVE balmoral. However as someone who might care little for royalty, you will still find Balmoral interesting as a historical site, tracing the history of the monarchy through the lense of Balmoral. You just need to look past the "filtered" roualty elements. The gardens are beautiful as are the historical artifacts.
  • Very beautiful castle, we were lucky enough to see quite a few rooms. Like all the royals' castles, they are impeccably maintained and are very impressive to us convict descendants.
  • Amazing place, the history of the royal family really shines in the hall and stable exhibitions. Wish we could walk round the inside of the castle though! Highly recommend this place.
  • The only good thing was seeing the exterior of the castle. You pay a lot of money to not be allowed inside. If castles are your thing, spend your money else where. This isn't worth the money.