Tuesday travels. . . . Balmoral Castle

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BalmoralWe enjoyed a lovely day at Balmoral Castle, the Scottish holiday home of the Royal family.

squirrelsHunting obviously played a big part with the Royals.

lodgeI didn’t take many photos while we were there but enjoyed learning more about the Royal family and their holiday home. You only get to see a small part of the actual castle as the Ballroom is the only part to which the public are allowed access.

We purchased an audio tour and if I was to do the tour again I wouldn’t bother paying for the audio tour as you can take the trouble to read the information on the various display boards.

I particularly liked the display of the dresses in the Ballroom where you could see the amount of work that had gone into the detailing on the gowns.

There is the ubiquitous souvenir shop with some very expensive items as well as the usual tat.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. I loved visiting that castle when I was a child. I have a picture of me sitting astride a statue of a bronze deer in the gardens, age about 3. Shame you had very limited access to the rooms, but the Queen is in residence just now!

    1. suth2 says:

      When we went the Queen wasn’t in residence I think the Ballroom is usually the only part do the actual castle that you are allowed into. We had access to most of the outbuildings where the informative displays were.
      We saw the bronze deer you mentioned!

  2. I’ve never been inside but my parents have and they thought it was disappointing because you see so little. Good tip about the audio guide, I’ll remember that if I do pay to go in. The surrounding countryside is lovely, too.

    1. suth2 says:

      We certainly enjoyed our walk around the estate.

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