The new royal residence was completed in 1856, and the old castle was demolished.
The couple spent many weeks each year relaxing at their new home in Highlands, and after Albert’s death, Victoria spent up to 4 months each year at Balmoral.
A small fortified tower built by Clanranald on a small island in the centre of Loch an Eilean.
Dating from around 1600, the two-storey tower was connected by a causeway to the southern bank of the loch. Imposing remains of 15th century tower house with later additions.
Originally the property of the Clan Stuart, it passed by marriage to Colin Campbell, who had the name changed to Castle Campbell by an Act of Parliament in 1489.
Commanding a strategic position on the main route through the central Scottish Highland, Blair Castle is said to have been started by John Comyn, Lord of Badenoch, around 1269.
In the centuries that followed, the castle changed hands several times until 1629, when it became the seat of the Clan Murray.