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Jun 18, 2011 - Balmoral Castle

We decided to stop in at Balmoral Castle on our way to Stirling. It was right along the way. Glad we did. This is the country retreat for the English royal family since Queen Victoria bought the estate back in the mid-1800's. Comprised of over 18,000 hectares, it is a sprawling estate with over 300 staff. The Royal family comes here every summer from August until October to get away from their very public life. We could only see one room - the Ballroom, as the rest of the castle was not open to the public. We were able to drive and park...

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