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.
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)
2015 opening times
3rd April – 31 Oct 2015 daily.
10am to 5.30 pm (last tour 4.30pm)
1st Nov – 20th Dec.
Saturday and Sunday only
11am – 4pm (last tour 3pm)