King Charles opens castle doors: £100 ticket sold out in 24 hours

Visitors will be given access to parts of the royal home that have never been open to the public before, according to CNN

by Sededin Dedovic
King Charles opens castle doors: £100 ticket sold out in 24 hours
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This summer, Britain's King Charles will open the doors of his magical Balmoral Castle to visitors, providing a rare opportunity to peek into the heart of royal life. The media was abuzz today about how all the tickets, priced at £100, went up in just 24 hours.

There was a huge interest of the British public as well as abroad for this exclusive opportunity, because this time visitors will be able to see a part of the castle that has never been seen in public. Visits will be possible from July 4th to August 11th, giving guests a window into the time when nature around the castle reaches its peak of beauty.

This summer, for the first time since the castle was completed in 1856, visitors will be allowed access to parts of the royal residence that have until now been reserved for the eyes of the royal family, reports CNN. Balmoral rises on the banks of the River Dee, nestled in the unspoiled landscape of the Cairngorms National Park.

The castle was built in the Scottish Baroque style and is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland. It is built of local white granite and consists of two parts: the old castle from the 18th century and the new castle from the 19th century, which was added by order of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria.

The Balmoral Estate covers approximately 20,000 hectares and includes woodlands, arable land, pastures and wetlands. Herds of deer, Scottish cattle, sheep and ponies are also raised on the property. This Scottish estate has been a residence since 1852, when Prince Albert bought it for his beloved wife, Queen Victoria.

This is an opportunity for visitors to step into history and feel the spirit of bygone times as they explore these sacred premises. But that's not all that will be available this season. For the first time ever, the East Wing of Buckingham Palace will also be open to the public.

This includes the famous central balcony, where the royal family often gathers for public appearances. This spacious palace, with its impressive architectural details, is a testament to the rich history and tradition of the British monarchy.

While some of the other royal estates, such as Windsor, Sandringham, Holyroodhouse and Highgrove, have previously been open to the public for various events, the opening of Balmoral and Buckingham Palace provides an unforgettable experience that visitors will cherish and remember forever.