Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Coach Hire to Balmoral Castle, Scotland
Ideas for Tours and Day Trips in Scotland.
Coach Hire to Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Why not visit Balmoral Castle for your Day Trip or Tour? Scottish Home to the Royal Family Balmoral Castle was Purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848, The Estate has been the Scottish home of the British Royal Family ever since. The Estate extends to just over 50,000 acres of heather clad hills, ancient Caledonian woodland, policies and of course the beautiful River Dee is nearby.
Over the past 150 years careful stewardship by the owners, The Royal Family, has preserved the
wildlife, scenery and architecture which is available for all generations to enjoy.
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee This unique range of china has been developed by the Royal Collection to mark 60 years of The Queen’s reign – the Diamond Jubilee took place in 2012 Her Majesty The Queen came to the throne on 6th February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2nd June 1953. The only other British monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee was Queen Victoria in 1897.
Her Majesty celebrated her silver jubilee(25 years) in 1977 and her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002.Once you have purchased your ticket from the Gate Shop you pass through the elegant main gates, either on foot or on the Land Rover trailer ride, and travel up the tree lined main drive which takes you to the “Balmoral Exhibition” where your audio tour starts. The audio tour is included in your admission and guides you around the grounds, gardens and exhibitions. Languages available are French, German, Italian, Spanish and English.
Once you have browsed the Balmoral exhibition you can walk across the courtyard to view the short audio visual presentation about the Estate, view the wildlife and art exhibition before moving on to the gardens.
Wander through the large kitchen garden, visit the conservatory and enjoy the views from the fountain area before viewing Garden Cottage, which lies in a secluded spot in the grounds only a short distance away from the Castle and the impressive rose garden.
The Ballroom houses a collection of fine art, silver figurines and porcelain from within the Castle. There is a short film of the Royal Family at Balmoral, together with a display of objects and Royal dress linked to the Coronation and past Jubilees.
The Gift and Coffee Shop
In the gift shop you can purchase some exclusive Balmoral gifts before relaxing in the spacious Coffee Shop. Afterwards, wander along the riverside path or enjoy one of the many waymarked trails on the Estate.
For details of other events happening at Balmoral please visit the website: www.balmoralcastle.com
Off the A93 between Braemar and Ballater. Aberdeen : 50 miles; Perth: 60 miles; Edinburgh:104 miles; Inverness: 72 miles.
In 2012 the grounds, gardens and exhibitions will be open on a daily basis from April until July
Opening times are from 10am until 5pm, however please note that the last recommended admission is at 4.30pm. The audio tour is not available after 4.15pm
Visitors with disabilities are welcome to park at the Estate Office – please enquire at the ticket office on entering. Wheelchair access is good throughout the property and wheelchairs or battericars are available on loan free of charge. Audio loops are available for the audio tour and fully accessible toilets are situated near the coffee shop.
A1 Minibus and Coach Services offer a large fleet of Luxury and Standard Minibuses, Coaches and Cars for Hire. We also offer disabled access vehicles.
If you were thinking about planning a group tour for 2 people or more please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Email Laura@a1coaches.com or Call 01592 713443 and ask for Laura
If you would like to liaise with Balmoral Castle direct here is a direct link to their website along with a contact no.
Tel: 013397 42534
"Have a nice day the A1 way"
We look forward to having you on board soon.