About Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle has been the official Highlands home of the British royal family since the reign of Queen Victoria.

Having fallen in love with the Highlands after their first visit in 1842, it was in fact Queen Victoria and Prince Albert who built Balmoral Castle between 1853 and 1856.

Today, parts of Balmoral Castle and its grounds are open to the public, with audio guides available (included in the admission price) detailing the workings of the estate and its history. There are also a series of exhibitions at Balmoral Castle related to the royal family.

This site features as one of our Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the UK.

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