Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality and enjoyment for all.
Glamis Castle is currently closed to the general public. We are delighted to be welcoming visitors back to the Castle and Gardens from April 2021.Please visit https://www.glamis-castle.co.uk/product/grounds-and-gardens-booking/ to book your ticket in advance.
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)
How to find us
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)
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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.April 2021
Welcome to Glamis House, luxury self-catering accommodation in Glamis. Set in the beautiful Angus countryside Glamis House offers a unique experience perfect for a family getaway.
After undergoing a prestigious renovation Glamis House is available as a luxurious self-catering rental accommodation in Glamis, perfect for a corporate event or wedding. Glamis House is also the perfect retreat for a family gathering or special occasion. The House has 1 master apartment, 4 en suite bedrooms and 1 single bedroom and sleeps up to 12 adult guests. There are also extensive gardens and access to a full range of sporting pursuits on the estate and, further a field.