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Old 11-26-2008, 01:28 PM
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:13 AM
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Here are some nice internal pictures of Balmoral Castle.
Balmoral Castle and Estate, online shop, gift shop, holiday cottages, fishing, scotland
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:46 PM
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Craigowan Lodge is increasingly becoming The Queen's first residence when she arrives in Scotland. Instead of interrupting the tourist season early, she stays in the lodge for a few days while they close up the gift shops and do their final security check

Delnadamph Lodge is on a remote location on the estate, about 8 miles from the castle, and away from the main highway. Although the Lodge is old, it is in shambles. The Queen offered it to Charles and Diana, but Diana didn't have any interest in the place. Now that Charles is married to Camilla, he is restoring the place into a nice (ultra private) 12 bedroom lodge.

The surrounding woods are all parkland now, and forever protected from development.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:36 AM
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Prince William's and Prince Harry's Royal Escape - ABC News
Balmoral Castle: The Queen Mother and Royal Family's Retreat in Scotland - ABC News
Balmoral Through the Years - ABC News

All this week Good Morning America is doing a series about Balmoral. Here's the links to what's been done so far. I haven't seen any of the videos.
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Old 10-22-2009, 02:42 AM
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this castle has beautiful surroundings. I could move in there.
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:52 AM
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Did anybody see the documentary on Balmoral that was on BBC2 earlier this week?
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:56 AM
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Did anybody see the documentary on Balmoral that was on BBC2 earlier this week?
BBC iPlayer - Balmoral

Heres the program again if anyone wants to watch it.
I found it quite interesting.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:39 PM
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I think it was quite interesting to get the historical perspective on Balmoral.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:50 PM
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Besides Queen Ena of Spain, does anyone know of other royals born at Balmoral? I believe Princess Beatrice, Queen Victoria's daughter and the mother of Queen Ena, also gave birth to a son at Balmoral.
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The TV programme "Balmoral" is now back on BBC iPlayer and will expire at 11.08 am on Saturday 9th January.
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The TV programme "Balmoral" is now back on BBC iPlayer and will expire at 11.08 am on Saturday 9th January.
Do you have a working link? When I try the others above they indicate that it has already expired.
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Royal Family offered radon gas tests at Balmoral - Telegraph

The Royal Family have been offered free tests to check whether they have been exposed to cancer-causing radon gas at Balmoral.
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Old 02-22-2011, 07:21 AM
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I thought this was a nice video/photo tribute to Balmoral that contains a lot of informative information as well

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:38 PM
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Lovely, thank you for posting this video
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When Tsar Nicholas II and his Alexandra visited Balmoral in the 1890's (I wanna say 1896) Queen Victoria ordered special wooden huts or cottages to be built near the castle for the Tsar's staff.
Does anyone know if they are still there?
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Wildfires strike Balmoral after record April heat - Yahoo! News

Britain was battling rare wildfire outbreaks on Wednesday following the warmest April on record, with Queen Elizabeth II's Balmoral country estate among the areas hit.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:26 PM
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Hopefully they'll be able to get the fires contained. I don't think the Queen wants to see another one of her favorite homes go up in flames.
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I'm sorry to say that I've never really appreciated Balmoral - mainly the architecture.
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:34 PM
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Floor Plan of Balmoral

Here is ground floor plan of Balmoral Castle.
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rare photos, queen at her desk at balmoral, and glimpse of queen's bedroom:




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