Balmoral Castle

near Ballater, Aberdeenshire - The Royal Private Residence

"The assertion may safely be hazarded, that until Balmoral became the property of the Queen, or rather, in the first instance, of the Prince Consort, Prince Albert, not one person in every hundred thousand in this country had even heard the name of the place. Now it is one of the 'household words' that has become 'familiar in our ears.'

The property long belonged to the family of Farquharson of Inverey. It was let on lease in the year 1836 by the then proprietor, to Sir Robert Gordon, brother of the Earl of Aberdeen, for a period of thirty-eight years, and a shooting lodge was built by him on the estate. In 1848, Prince Albert bought of him the remainder of the lease, and in the year 1852 purchased the property from the trustees of the Earl of Fife. The new castle was then erected as a resdence in the north for the royal family, who have since made it their favourite resort."

Click to enlarge

Window Mounted Window Mounted and Framed

Window mounted (UK mainland)34.95
Window mounted (Europe)37.95
Window mounted (Rest of the World)39.95
Window mounted & framed (UK mainland only)55.95
Window mounted & framed (Europe)62.95
Window mounted & framed (Rest of the World)74.95

Return to Homepage