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Prince Alberts Pyramid | Hidden Gem in Scotland

Updated: Jan 2

Prince Alberts Pyramid was built by Queen Victoria in memory of her late husband Prince Albert, and is located in Balmoral Castle Grounds. On the way to this pyramid you'll see other small pyramids however this one is the main attraction!

Image of Prince Alberts Pyramid in Scotland
Photo taken by @ryanholland_adventures via Instagram.

This is the largest of the Balmoral Cairns, and is worth the journey for the views alone. From the car park at Balmoral Castle, it's around a 40-50 minute walk, with the last half being a dirt track up through the woods.


Why not pack a picnic and enjoy it whilst sat around this amazing pyramid and breath-taking views?

There are so many other cairns around this walk but Prince Albert's Pyramid is the most spectacular and a joy in all seasons. – Google Review

Overall, Prince Albert's Pyramid is a stunning place, however it is a tough walk up so it's not for those with mobility issues, however it's worth the trek in our eyes! Since the ground is steep and uneven, it's best to wear appropriate walking shoes.


Things to know before visiting Prince Albert's Pyramid

  • Parking is available in the main car park for visitors of Prince Albert's Pyramid.

  • We're pleased to say this hidden gem is dog-friendly.


Image of Prince Albert's Pyramid in Scotland
Photo taken by @byjoshgriffiths via Instagram.

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