Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate. Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Balmoral Estate has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family ever since, and in her journals Queen Victoria described Balmoral as “my dear paradise in the Highlands”. Enjoy access to the formal and vegetable gardens, the wildlife, Balmoral and audio visual exhibitions together with the largest room in the Castle, the Ballroom. Other rooms within the castle are not available to the public as these are Her Majesty The Queen’s private rooms. The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the public during August, September and October as the Royal Family are in residence.
Balmoral Estates, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB