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Balmoral Castle
Cairngorms - Crathie, Grampian, Scotland
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If you want a place to get away from the pressures of modern life, where do you go? If you're Queen Victoria, you go to Balmoral Castle, set in stunning countryside on the southern edge of the Cairngorm National Park. Balmoral Castle can only be visited by guided tour, but after the tour finishes you can wander the grounds to your heart's content. Just as well, too, as it was cloudy and gray for my entire stay, but just as I was preparing to leave, the sun peeped through for a few minutes and cast a nice warm glow on the castle walls.

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