Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Estate

Balmoral Estate

Best known as the summer retreat of the Royal Family, Balmoral Castle is a magnificent estate house situated in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

The estate has been slowly extended by various members of the Royal Family and today, covers over 50,000 acres. 

Purchased in 1851 by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the castle exhibits impressive examples of Scottish Baronial architecture. 

Visitor information

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Balmoral Estates
AB35 5TB

Contact details

Tel: 01339 742534


Balmoral is situated in a secluded location on the south bank of the River Dee, mid way between Ballater and Braemar. Crathie Church is situated nearby and parking is available in the Regional Car Parks by the Tourist Information Centre.