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"Ye lovers of the picturesque, away and see/ Beautiful Balmoral, near by the River Dee." In 1878, William McGonall walked on foot 50 miles from Dundee to Balmoral Castle to request an audience with Queen Victoria - only to be turned away when he arrived.
Balmoral Castle, Scotland - Purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Balmoral has been one of the residences of the British Royal Family since 1852. It remains private property of the monarch, and is not part of the Crown Estate.