Welcome to Balmoral
Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar is the Balmoral Estate.
Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, the Estate has been the Scottish Home of the British Royal Family ever since.
The Estate extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills, ancient Caledonian woodland, policies and of course the beautiful River Dee is nearby.
Over the past 150 years careful stewardship by the owners, The Royal Family, has preserved the wildlife, scenery and architecture which is available for all generations to enjoy.
In her journals Queen Victoria described Balmoral as "my dear paradise in the Highlands" - we hope you will feel the same way about Balmoral once you have visited this most special place.
The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the Public during August, September and October as the Royal Family are in residence during these months. However winter guided tours will be available during November and early December and in 2011 the grounds, gardens and exhibitions will be open on a daily basis from Friday 1st April until Sunday 31st July.