Glamis Castle


Glamis, by Forfar, Angus, DD8 1RJ

    Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality and enjoyment for all.

    The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret.

    As soon as you enter the Queen Mother Gates at Glamis and see the Castle's turrets and towers nestled at the end of the mile-long drive, you can't fail to be impressed by its majesty.

    Steeped in history, Glamis Castle has evolved over the years to create a stunning architectural treasure that is full of vitality to this day.

    Once inside, every room has its own story and the evolution of the castle and its legendary tales and secrets are brought to life by your own enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guides.

    Every painting, every piece of furniture, every little detail along the way is a sharp reminder that this is not a museum but an incredible family home that has witnessed everything from Royal births to being the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth.

    The gardens surrounding Glamis Castle are beautiful all year round. Walks have been created to take in a mixture of habitats ranging from park land and policies in the immediate vicinity of the castle to the formal Italian Garden, mixed woodland and Pinetum to the North East. At Glamis you have the opportunity to see a wide variety of flora & fauna.

    Walks include:

    The Italian Garden Walk (approximately 25 minutes)
    The Nature Trail Walk (approximately 25 minutes)
    The Pinetum Walk (approximately 30 minutes)
    The River Dean Walk (approximately 15 minutes)


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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    31 Mar 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    Daily 31st March - 31st October - Outwith these dates - group bookings are available by appointment

    31st March - 31st October from 10.00am - 6.00pm (last admission 4.30pm)
    1st November - 31st December from 10.30am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.00pm)


    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Lunch Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Shop
    • Self Service


    • Payphones Available
    • Toilets
    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Public Parking Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Cycle Rack
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Private Car Space
    • Disabled Parking
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome


    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Young People
    • Pets Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Civil Ceremony

    Road Directions

    Glamis Castle is situated just off the A94, 6 miles West of Forfar

    From Dundee - 12 miles North (A90,A94)      

    Perth - 25 miles East. (A94)
    From Edinburgh - 68 miles North East (M90, A94)
    From Glasgow - 84 miles North East (M80, M9, A9, A94)
    From Aberdeen - 55 miles South (A90, A94)

    Sat. Nav. DD8 1RJ

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by public bus: - The nearest bus station is Dundee which is 12 miles from Glamis.  The 20 or 20c Stagecoach bus will take passengers from/to Dundee to/from Forfar.  From Forfar the local bus service (JP Coaches) will take passengers to/from Glamis Village/Glamis Castle.  Please note on Sundays the Stagecoach bus (20 or 20c) provide the service through to/from Glamis Village/Glamis Castle. 

    Getting there by railway:- Glamis Castle is situated just off the A94, 6 miles west of Forfar. 12 miles north from Dundee Station.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airport is Dundee which is 12 miles. Edinburgh airport is 68 miles and Glasgow airport is 84 miles. Aberdeen airport is just 58 miles.

    Getting there by ferry:- Cairnryan is 170 miles south west of Glamis Castle.
    Newcastle International Ferry Terminal, 200 miles south.


    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant


    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps
      • with a ramp
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Wheelchairs provided
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • There is an audible alarm system

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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