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Inside Balmoral Castle, one of the classy residences where the Queen and Royal Family have lived since 1852

Balmoral has been one of the official residences of the British royal family since 1852 when the estate and its original castle were bought from the Farquharson family by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.

Though Balmoral Castle is located just 50 miles west of Aberdeen, it feels like a completely different world. The 50,000-acre estate lies in the valley of the River Dee in the foothills of the Grampian Mountains

According to BBC and various Google sources, Queen Elizabeth’s love of her Castle in Royal Deeside was well known. She spent most summers at the 50,000-acre country estate in Aberdeenshire, usually with her beloved husband Philip and family by her side.

The castle itself is an example of Scottish baronial architecture, and is classified by Historic Environment Scotland as a category A listed building. The new castle was completed in 1856 and the old castle demolished shortly afterwards, reports BBC.

The swanky Castle is estimated to cost about $140 million.

Below, we have fetched a series of photos of the world’s most famous Castle. Take a gaze!

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, was pronounced dead on Thursday. She died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Her family gathered at her Scottish estate after concerns grew about her health. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous social change.

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