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Balmoral Castle, Scotland

From series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Year: 1856.

Balmoral Castle is situated on the shore of River Dee in Aberdeenshire area. Since the building, it was a private residence of English kings. This palace was a favourite place of Queen Victoria. She used to come here in August. The castle was built in a Gothic style that looks outstanding. The main building material was granite. In 1856 the building works were finished. The castle that we see today is the original one, particularly nothing has changed.

Balmoral Castle, Scotland The castle façade is decorated with a number of delicate sculptures of Saints and heraldic symbols. The inner decoration deserves highest complements. There were saved a lot of pieces of art and precious elements of decoration. The main gilded staircase resembles a real masterpiece of art, its carver parapets have quite unique wavy form.

In the halls you can see a lot of paintings and wonderful sculptures. The marble floor is also made in the best traditions of royal decoration. The furniture in the castle is the same from the time of Queen Victoria. Near the castle has saved an old park that adores people with its outstanding design. In the summer the garden redolent of flowers. There has placed a wonderful greenery where you can see a lot of plants from the whole world. Also, it has a quite large kitchen garden, which in the 19th century was used for gardening vegetables for the royal family. The castle is surrounded with beautiful forests and other wonderful nature sightseeing. Next - Inveraray Castle

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Balmoral Castle - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'ATM' located in 10 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Classic Car Holiday' is located in 32 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Fuel Stop Gleaner' in 10 km
Supermarket: 'Co-op Food - Ballater - Golf Road' in 11 km
Parking: 'Motorhome Aire' in 0.95 km
Apotheek: 'Braemar Pharmacy' in 10 km
Police station: 'Police Scotland' in 10 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Balmoral Cafe' in 0.25 km
Railway station: 'Broomhill' in 37 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Dyce Airport ABZ - in 64 km
 »  Dundee Airport DND - in 66 km
 »  Perth Airport PSL - in 67 km
 »  RAF Kinloss Airport FSS - in 70 km
 »  Inverness Airport INV - in 74 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Balmoral Castle

Braemar Youth Hostel

Located in 10 km from Balmoral Castle
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Rooms: 10
Set within extensive grounds, the family-friendly Braemar Youth Hostel is an impressive former shooting lodge. With views over the gardens, the … More: photo, rates and booking
Glen Lui Hotel

Located in 11 km from Balmoral Castle
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Rooms: 19
Each bedroom at Glen Lui Hotel is spacious and individually decorated, with views of the forest. They all feature a flat-screen TV, tea/coffee, … More: photo, rates and booking
Glendavan House

Located in 19 km from Balmoral Castle
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Rooms: 3
Built in 1886 as a shooting lodge, Glendavan House has been updated so that each room combines original Victorian features, with state-of-the-art … More: photo, rates and booking
Loch Kinord Hotel

Located in 20 km from Balmoral Castle
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Rooms: 21
On the edge of the Scottish Highlands, this Victorian hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the natural beauty of Scotland. There are many … More: photo, rates and booking

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