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Balmoral Castle, Ballater

(3.2/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Stunning location x wonderful countryside with meandering rivers x Stopped in Ballater before heading to the castle which was picturesque with a beautiful church at its centre. The castle itself was w...  more »
  • Don't miss a tour to Balmoral Castle. The tour is excellent and includes the castle and a walking tour of the grounds. Great to see how the history is preserved while it is still used as the Queen's g...  more »
  • You know that not everything is open to the public but it's really nice to walk around here, after getting the audio we are first coffee with pastries, delicious. After seen a lot inside and outside and finally the Ballroom. You can here quiet a few hours walking around
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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.