In 2018 the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and coffee shop will be open to the Public on a daily basis from Friday 30th March until Tuesday 31st July. Opening times are from 10.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. however please note that the last recommended admission is at 4.30 p.m. approximately.
We recommend that you set aside at least one and a half hours for your visit to Balmoral. This will give you time to visit the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and the coffee shop.
Admission charges during 2018 will be as follows:-
Adults - £11.50
Seniors / Students - £10.50
Children (5 to 16 years) - £6.00
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children) - £32.00
Admission charges include parking, access to the formal and vegetable gardens, the exhibitions in the stable area and largest room in the Castle, the Ballroom. The admission charges include the audio handset tour, which is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The audio tour is only available for admissions before 4.30 p.m.
Please note that all other rooms within the Castle are not available to the public as these are Her Majesty The Queen's private rooms.
During August, September and October the grounds, gardens and exhibitions are closed to the Public as The Royal Family are in residence.
However we are pleased to confirm that winter guided tours will be available on the following dates in 2017:-
Wednesday 25th October
Wednesday 1st November
Saturday 4th November
Wednesday 8th November
Saturday 11th November
Wednesday 15th November
Wednesday 22nd November
Saturday 25th November
Wednesday 29th November
Saturday 2nd December
Wednesday 6th December
Saturday 9th December
Wednesday 13th December
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