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  1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Braemar, Scotland
  4. Balmoral Castle

From Aberdeen: Balmoral Castle and Royal Deeside Tour

Product ID: 343186
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Enjoy stunning views of the hills and mountains as you discover Royal Deeside on a day trip from Aberdeen. The region is famous for Balmoral Castle. Learn the history of the Royal family who have loved this area for generations.
About this activity
Duration: 7.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the grounds of Balmoral Castle and Estate
  • Enjoy the peace of the majestic hills around Braemar
  • See the peaks of the Cairngorms from the Queen’s View
Full description
Explore Royal Deeside, home to Balmoral Castle and Estate, on a full-day tour from Aberdeen. With scenic drives and plenty of time to experience the Scottish Highlands, this day trip is perfect for those who love the great outdoors.

First you’ll visit Balmoral, the Queen’s private country retreat in Scotland. Listen to stories from people who visited and worked at Balmoral, as you explore the estate with an audio guide.

Continue to the pretty village of Braemar. Stop to enjoy Highland hospitality at the stunning Fife Arms, before strolling through the village streets. You have the option to visit the Duke of Rothsay Highland Games Museum, see a train station that never saw a train, or discover Crathes Church.

Alternatively, pop just outside the village to see the beautiful hills up close. The choice is yours. On the return journey to Aberdeen, stop at the stunning Queen’s View where you can see 12 different hills and peaks.
Includes
  • Full-day tour
  • Transportation from Aberdeen
  • Audio guide at Balmoral
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance to Balmoral Estate (£12 per person)
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet inside the Craftsman Company.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour operates outdoors in all weather conditions, so bring an umbrella or waterproof clothing.
• There are some provisions for people with impaired mobility at Balmoral.