16 Intriguing Facts About the Queen's Scottish Residence, Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle is a key location throughout The Crown, and it's even the setting of one of the buzziest episodes of the latest season, simply called "The Balmoral Test" after the secret "tests" that the royals apparently put visitors through to see if they measure up. You probably know by now just how beloved a royal residence Balmoral is, but how much do you really know about the Scottish castle and its history with the royals? We're breaking down some of the most important things to know about Balmoral, from which royal first bought the estate to when commoners like us can get a view of the property - keep reading for over a dozen fun facts about the castle!

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting