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Balmoral Castle

Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
+44 1339 742534
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Full-Day Balmoral Castle Tour from Aberdeen
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Balmoral is the Scottish home of the British Royal Family. The Castle Ballroom, gardens and exhibitions are open from the 29th March until the 31st July. Visitors are able to view the Castle Ballroom, the largest room in the Castle, used for a...more
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Ballater AB35 5TB, Scotland
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+44 1339 742534
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"audio tour"
in 84 reviews
"open to the public"
in 44 reviews
"grounds are beautiful"
in 32 reviews
"royal residence"
in 17 reviews
"limited access"
in 16 reviews
"her majesty"
in 21 reviews
"queen victoria"
in 37 reviews
"gift shop"
in 46 reviews
"ticket office"
in 26 reviews
"land rover"
in 20 reviews
"summer residence"
in 13 reviews
"private home"
in 12 reviews
"ball room"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 45 reviews
"summer home"
in 9 reviews
"lovely visit"
in 10 reviews
"full bloom"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Remote, and time consuming to get to, but a beautiful location.Perhaps that would account for the lack of tourists However, after a long journey, it was somewhat disappointing to only be able to access one room of the actual castle proper, albeit the ballroom. We...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Audio was informative and added to visit. Weather average but still visit pleasant. Took around 2 hrs.

Thank klwarner2016
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a great setup you have there the entrance to the castle is quite cosy then you get taken up the driveway to the back of the castle expectations high boomf they it goes downhill from there ok I know what you are going to...More

Thank Roger O
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read the online description of visiting Balmoral I was fully aware of what to expect, sadly it does just what it says on the packet. A visit round the old carriage block, a look round the Great Hall just about covers it. The grounds...More

Thank Amanda B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The grounds of Balmoral Castle are lovely, however only having access to the ballroom was a little disappointing. it was a great idea to use staff to give information about the castle on the audio tour, but generally the staff sounded as if they were...More

Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Despite living only 50 miles away, previously never had the thought or inclination to visit the castle and estate and wondering now why on earth not!! Went using a discount voucher which gave us the audio tour included an I would say that using this...More

1  Thank molk01
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was thrilled to visit Balmoral Castle while on vacation with my husband. As we walked along the grounds, I couldn't help but think that Queen Victoria walked here as well. The gardens were beautifully manicured. The only accessible area in the castle is the...More

1  Thank Arlyn C
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Garrymarsden, Manager at Balmoral Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for your lovely 5 star review. I am glad that you had an enjoyable day. Kind Regards Garry Marsden Visitor Enterprise Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our visit to Balmoral Castle. The audio tour was informative and the equipment easy to use. We were able to wander around at our leisure and although there were many people about it was not too crowded. A must see when...More

2  Thank Linda G
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Garrymarsden, Manager at Balmoral Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, Many thanks for your lovely 4 star review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards Garry Marsden Visitor Enterprise Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gave feed back about disappointing food to Balmoral web site and informed by general manager that the catering manager would be in touch but never heard a thing since. Basically you would think that such a prestige location as the Queens summer Home would be...More

Thank Pauline H
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Garrymarsden, Manager at Balmoral Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good Afternoon, I was sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable visit to our café when you visited Balmoral. I have investigated the incident fully and apologise in the delay replying to you. We strive to provide an enjoyable experience at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The description for tickets does state that it includes the ballroom and grounds but I didn’t realize it was the ballrrom was the ONLY ROOM included in the tour. I understand that it’s the queen’s summer home but I was disappointed and felt that it...More

Thank janl881
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Garrymarsden, Manager at Balmoral Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. I would always encourage visitors to Balmoral to research before traveling what exactly we offer. There is lots of information and images on our website to see what it is you are travelling to and we...More

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Ines1221
May 12, 2018|
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Response from COJET | Reviewed this property |
No lol , buy a ticket
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Cdnsop
April 28, 2018|
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Response from B F | Reviewed this property |
Ours was a Winter Tour so quite quiet, but we still booked online in advance as we had a wheelchair. This enabled us to follow the trailer (taking mobile people up to the Castle) in our own car, and help with the wheelchair... More
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