Balmoral Cairns

Toggle location map

Just around the corner from the Queen's summer holiday home, Balmoral Castle, discover the historical cairns erected by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to celebrate the marriages of their children and other key events for the Royal family.There are 11 cairns to discover within the Balmoral Estate.

The most famous of the cairns is Prince Albert Cairn which looks out to a panoramic vista of stunning and majestic landscape. Built in 1862 following the Prince Albert's death, this pyramid-like sculpture is not what you'd expect to see in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

For details of the route and important information how to stay safe when hillwalking in our great outdoors please click here.

  • Opening Times
    This walk is not accessible when the Royal Family is in residence at Balmoral Caslte.

As featured in these blogs