/ 01 July 2024

If these walls could talk…

Balmoral Castle

Scotland’s Balmoral Castle was Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite holiday home and her place of death in 2022 – and now a lucky few members of the public will be allowed inside for the first time in its 167-year history. Only 3,400 tickets priced from $190 went on sale for the “bespoke” 50-minute tours of 7 rooms which start today, selling out in less than 24 hours. There won’t be any royal selfies as visitors must surrender their phones, but thanks to sneak-peek reports, we can have a gander at the sumptuous decor from afar… That includes 22 stuffed stag heads, swathes of the Royal Stewart tartan, and a giant dinner gong. And the monarch doesn’t mind the intrusion, with the estate’s manager saying, “It’s a magnificent place, I think the King wants people to see [it].”

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