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Balmoral Castle tour tickets sell out in one day

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Tours of the British Royal Family’s Balmoral Castle in Scotland have sold out in just 24 hours. 

The castle has been the Scottish holiday home of the Royal Family since the 1800s, with tours allowing guests to see private interior rooms for the first time.

Tickets for the tour cost £100 (€117/$126) or £150 with an afternoon tea. Just 40 tickets a day were made available, with tours taking place before King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive for their summer break.

The tours were first reported on Wednesday, with tickets selling out by yesterday (Thursday). Previously, visitors had only been allowed to explore the ballroom and the grounds of the castle.

Tours are restricted to 10 people, with the website stating that tickets will see guests embark on a “historical journey that takes you through several of the beautiful rooms within Balmoral Castle”.

The original Balmoral castle and its grounds were purchased in 1852 by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria.

Tours are scheduled to take place between July 1 and August 4.