Glamis Castle

Longstanding royal castle with lovely gardens

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Romantic as this 17th-century Glamis Castle, with its medley of towers and turrets, may look, it’s famed mostly for its literary association, since the King’s murder in Shakespeare’s Macbeth took place here.

Inside, rooms are of interest partly because all their furnishings, tapestries and suits of armour are themed by era. A few rooms are said to be haunted and a secret bedchamber helps add to the air of mystery.

Outside the gardens are notable as the work of landscape gardener Capability Brown.

Incidentally, the castle has been a royal residence since 1372; it was the
childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret.

At A Glance

Glamis Angus DD8 1RJ
44 1307 840393
Adult: £11 Child: £8.00 Family: £35.00 Concession: £10.00
late-Mar–Oct 10am–5.30pm daily, last admission 4.30pm

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