Part of the Dickens' Village Series from Department 56. Victorian England at the time of Charles Dickens was a center of culture for the world, where many traditions we celebrate today took shape.
History of Balmoral dates back the 1300's when King Robert II of Scotland had a hunting lodge there. Shortly after being married, Victoria and Albert began to enjoy time in Scotland, and Albert acquired Balmoral in 1852. The young couple soon began planning the large estate castle that was complete in 1856. Albert enjoyed hunting game on the land, Victory enjoyed long walks. Our porcelain interpretation is a hunting lodge that they used while the castle was being built, and later became one of the cottages on the property.
Checkered painting inspired by tartan plaid, Antlers above the door, Stone from surrounding grounds, and regal turrets characterize the lodge.
Charm: Archery Bows and target in back. A quiver filled with arrows at the front door.
Balmoral Lodge lit building includes light cord and bulb. Uses replacement bulb #56.99244.
Coordinates with item #4030373 "Estate Planning" accessory figurine.
Brand: Department 56
Series: Dickens' Village
Issued: January 2013
Retired: December 2015
Material: Hand-crafted and hand-painted porcelain
Dimensions: 7.1" H x 4" W x 5.9" L