In 1988, the North British closed for a major refurbishment and became the Balmoral – a name which means ‘majestic dwelling’ in Gaelic. Following the £23 million redevelopment, the hotel was reopened on 12 June 1991 by Sir Sean Connery, and a plaque to commemorate the occasion can still be seen in the lobby.Dec 15, 2016
People are required to pre-book two hour slots, so you'll need to plan ahead with walk-ins not allowed. There will be table service only, so no ordering at the bar! Physical distancing must be adhered to at all times, with people required to stay at least two metres apart unless the venue is operating a one metre rule.May 11, 2021
Olga is married to the author William Shawcross. She has two daughters, Alex, who is Channel 5's Hotel Inspector and Charlie, who owned and ran Onda in St Mawes for many years and now works as a women's wear buyer for a large fashion company. Her two step- children are Eleanor Wolfson and Conrad Shawcross.
Queen Elizabeth II will soon be setting off for her first summer holiday at Balmoral Castle since the death of Prince Philip. These picnics loom large enough in the royal memory that Prince Harry mentioned them in his tribute to his grandfather after his death in April, declaring Philip the "master of the barbecue."Jul 15, 2021
The Queen's Retreat to Balmoral Has Begun, But One Tradition Is In Danger. In late July, Queen Elizabeth headed to Scotland for her traditional summer vacation, and is now at Balmoral Castle, after a few days spent in a nearby lodge while the estate was being prepared.Aug 5, 2021
In 1988, the North British closed for a major refurbishment and became the Balmoral – a name which means 'majestic dwelling' in Gaelic. Following the £23 million redevelopment, the hotel was reopened on 12 June 1991 by Sir Sean Connery, and a plaque to commemorate the occasion can still be seen in the lobby.Dec 15, 2016
Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848. In the autumn of 1842, two and a half years after her marriage to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria paid her first visit to Scotland.
We're thrilled to announce that The Balmoral has been named as the first and only hotel in Scotland to receive a five star award from the world-renowned Forbes Travel Guide. Celebrate the happiest day of your life at The Balmoral, Edinburgh's most prestigious wedding venue.