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Days out in Scotland

Balmoral Castle

Directions from Aberdeen:
Travel straight out the A93 towards Braemar and approximately nine miles west of Ballater you will come to Crathie.

On your right hand side is Crathie Church and on your left hand side is the regional car park and the tourist information centre.

Directions from Edinburgh or Glasgow:
Take a route to Perth. Then take the A93 over the Spittal of Glenshee to Braemar.

Approximately ten miles east of Braemar you will come to Crathie. You will see the regional car park and tourist information on the right hand side.

2010 Opening Details

In 2010 the grounds, gardens and exhibitions will be open on a daily basis from Thursday 1st April until Saturday 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 4.00 p.m.

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.