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Balmoral

In 1852, Queen Victoria bought the Balmoral estate in what amounted to a distress sale after the owner choked to death on a fishbone. It was rebuilt as a Scottish Baronial style castle and has become the traditional Royal Family summer home.


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When family members are not in residence, April through July, the grounds are open to the public. We freely roamed the gardens, greenhouse,& river paths.
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We even made friends with the chickens. It was a weekday and there were few people around. A pleasant day out.


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Comments (1)

I have spent the morning looking through some of your posts on Scotland... you have convinced me to go back one day.
We loved Edinburgh... so filled with history and culture. The whisky isn't bad either ;-)

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