Balmoral Castle, Ballater
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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Set in beautiful grounds Braemar Castle is a delight to visit - the gardens are extensive and plenty of places to picnic - deer beautiful to see - Castle very good entrance price at £14 for my husband... read more »
Check that it's open before you travel! I didn't. :( Went up to Crathie Kirk, which is the church where the Queen and the Royal family go on Sunday mornings when they are at the castle. Was treated to... read more »
This place is NOT a good advertisement for visiting foreign tourists. Apart from the Ballroom and grounds NOTHING in the castle is open to the public , unlike Windsor and Sandringham . To say my Wife ... read more »
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.
we enjoyed our trip to balmoral but disappointed to only see one room at the castle i think it should be in web sight that is only one room to view we traveled all the way from derbyshire England . mr and mrs redfern
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 🐶 😊
Bit overpriced and essentially a huge park with gardens. The castle is beautiful but not be able to go inside makes it hard to recommend.
Not much to see, except when there is an event or you visit the place with some companies. I went there alone and found the journey there was too lonesome. The river view was great but again perhaps it is better to see it with friends.
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