Had you ever heard of the pyramid in Scotland? I certainly hadn’t. It may not be quite what you had in mind as your bucket list trip to the pyramids, but this landmark is still certainly worth the trek. The Scottish Pyramid is a real hidden gem!
“Pyramids, in Scotland… What are they doing there?!”
DISCLAIMER: I am no history buff so take the following information with the tiniest pinch of salt...
Queen Victoria fell in love with Prince Albert, who she later had nine children with. She died on the 22nd of January, 1901 at 82 years of age.
To commemorate the marriage and the family they had both conceived, a number of large cairns were erected within the vicinity of Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal Family. In the area, you’ll be able to find cairns in honour of the following: Princess Beatrice (the youngest), Princess Alice, Prince Arthur, Prince Leopold, Princess Louise, Princess Helena… and a ‘Purchase Cairn’ which was constructed to mark the acquirement of Balmoral Estate by Queen Victoria. The largest cairn out of the 12 is Prince Albert’s ‘pyramid’.
To paint the picture a little better, I recommend you watch a movie called 'Young Victoria', before you head off on your cairn-searching endeavour.
It was said that Prince Albert had a great passion for the outdoors, especially the woodlands of Scotland. So with the craftmanship of the constructed pyramid combined with the cracking Scottish views it beholds, you can almost feel the heartfelt emotion Queen Victoria must have experienced upon the early death of her husband.