* This is an alternative day to the exclusive Balmoral Day (which includes the estate expedition)

** Please note that if you choose any of the a la carte options this will be charged separately by the restaurant as with any additional drinks.

The Exclusive Balmoral Castle/Royal Lochnagar Distillery Day – 2024/25

The Exclusive Balmoral Castle/Royal Lochnagar Distillery Day* – 2024/25

The start of your memorable day will be playing the Royal Family’s private 9-hole golf course, teeing off under the eyes of the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert statues.  Your group will be piped off the golf course after your round by one of our more famous pipers who regularly play for the Royal Family.

You will then be transported one mile along the South Deeside Road to the Royal Lochnagar Distillery, where you will have a light lunch followed by a VIP guided tasting tour, to see the production first-hand and sample exclusive drams.

Taking you back to the castle and for the first time since the castle was completed in 1855, permission has been granted to take you on a private tour with experienced guides. They will guide you on a historical journey through several beautiful rooms within Balmoral Castle.

You will discover the origins of the Castle and how it has been cherished by generations of the Royal family. Travel through time from the purchase of Balmoral by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, through to the present day. Here, you can witness how rooms within the Castle are currently utilised by Their Majesties The King and Queen, as well as other members of the Royal Family.

In the evening we will transport your group to the new Fish Shop restaurant in Ballater, recently officially opened by Queen.  This restaurant is Michelin Star quality.  You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne followed by a delicious dinner**.

Condé Nast Traveller, the global authority on high-end travel, has just awarded the Fish Shop as one of the UK’s Top New Restaurants.

Alternatively, you may choose one of our other dining venues for your evening.

You will then be transported back to your accommodation – what a day you have just had!

Please email, info@mmgolftours.com for a quote.

Exclusive Balmoral Castle/Royal Lochnagar Day – Brief Itinerary ( please click for full details )

  • Play the 9-hole Royal course
  • Piper to pipe you off the course where your transport awaits you to transfer you to The Royal Lochnagar Distillery
  • Light lunch at the distillery
  • VIP guided whisky-tasting tour
  • Transfer to Balmoral Castle
  • Guided tour of castle rooms & grounds
  • Choice of dining
  • Luxury Transport all included

* This is an alternative day to the exclusive Balmoral Day (which includes the estate expedition)

** Please note that if you choose any of the a la carte options this will be charged separately by the restaurant as with any additional drinks.