Beyond the station you can see a vista of faded tranquillity. A long park gently descends to a rushing river, over which spans a sturdy, stone bridge. On the far side is a huddled hamlet of picturesque cottages in Edinburgh stone.
On the near side of the bridge is a tall collection of handsome grey-stone towers: a castle, recently built. It looms over an area of pine woodland. The trees are black and dead, yet gleam with silver, as though dappled with moonlight.
Balmoral is the latest stop in the formation of the Great Hellbound Railway Company, London’s new railway line to Hell’s Hinterlands.
Her Enduring Majesty’s Scottish holding came down in the Fall with the rest of her personal possessions.
There are Shadowy opportunities as you explore the moonlit grounds.