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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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  • Worth a visit and also amazed that dog's are allowed. Just a little disappointed that only the ballroom was accessible. Lots of displays about the Royal family about. We went on a rainy day and still ...  more »
  • For the price you pay to get in there and to only be able to go into one room in the castle and then not to be able to take any pictures was a let down. Yes, the grounds and gardens were gorgeous whic...  more »
  • We knew ahead this would be primarily a Grounds Tour, so we planned a walk and lunch in the Tea Room. All was lovely and as expected, except for the walk along the Dee River. Rather than all the Royal...  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.