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Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle is located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and is a private residence of The Queen herself. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Balmoral Castle in 1852, and since then it has been a popular and well-loved residence of the Royal Family, who mostly stay there during the late summer months of August and September. Soon after Queen Victoria bought Balmoral Estate, it became clear that the original building was far too small, and so it was demolished, and the architect William Smith was commissioned to design the current castle, which was completed in 1856. The castle is located on Balmoral Estate - a working estate which includes forests and farmland, managed herds of deer, cattle and ponies, and grouse moors.

Even before the castle was completed, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had settled in well - Albert enjoyed spending his days shooting deer and game, while the Queen took long, daily, countryside walks, sometimes for as long as four hours. The Royal couple had clearly fallen in love with the Estate and surrounding areas, and over the years, Victoria commisioned many paintings to record its beauty.

After Queen Victoria's death, during the 1910's and 20's, George V carried out many improvements and extensions such as adding some formal gardens to the south. Prince Phillip has also added floral borders and a water garden since then. Today, the estate covers around 49,000 acres, and is open to the public from April-July each year.


Hotels near Balmoral Castle


Please select a hotel from the list of hotels in and near Balmoral Castle. The list below displays hotels within 30 kilometers of Balmoral Castle.
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Birch Cottage, Ballater

, Ballater , AB35 5TJ

Birch Cottage, Ballater is 3.04 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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Gairnshiellodge

Glengairn , Ballater , AB35 5UQ

Gairnshiellodge is 6.81 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Suites

Braemar Road , Ballater , AB35 5XA

Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch Suites is 10.35 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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8.7 out of 10

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The Coyles Cottage

, Ballater , AB35

The Coyles Cottage is 10.74 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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9.6 out of 10

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Glen Lui Hotel

14 Invercauld Road , Ballater , AB35 5PP

Glen Lui Hotel is 10.80 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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8.6 out of 10

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No 45

45 Braemar Road , Ballater , AB35 5RQ

No 45 is 10.82 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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9.5 out of 10

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Craigendarroch House

36 Braemar Road , Ballater , AB35 5RQ

Craigendarroch House is 10.85 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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Braemar Youth Hostel

Corrie Feragie, 21 Glenshee Road , Braemar , AB35 5YQ

Braemar Youth Hostel is 10.87 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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8.2 out of 10

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Craiglea Bed & Breakfast

Hillside Road , Braemar , AB35 5YU

Craiglea Bed & Breakfast is 10.92 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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8.8 out of 10

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Castleton Cottage, Ballater

, Braemar , AB35 5ZS

Castleton Cottage, Ballater is 10.97 kilometers from Balmoral Castle. Room prices starting from £

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0 out of 10

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