Royal Cairns at Balmoral



Family own it and visit it regularly for holidays. What’s not so well known is that there is an exciting woodland trail around the Estate's grounds. This walk takes you past most of the impressive cairns that Queen Victoria had erected in honour of her family as well as a pyramid in honor of Albert who died at the age of 42. The views along the way over Deeside and the Castle are outstanding. You are free to take this trail any time the royals are not in residence so avoid Christmas, Easter, August and September. Note also that the route is not signposted so check it out beforehand to ensure you know where you are going as there are lots of paths in different directions. If you intend to visit the Castle also why not take one the guided tours on offer each Wednesday afternoon during April, May, June, and July.