Glamis Castle, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Glamis Castle. This is a popular tourist attraction which is accessible from Edinburgh (75 miles to south), St Andrews (26 miles to south) and central Scotland (80 miles to S.W.)

Glamis Castle has been the home of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372. The castle is perhaps best known for its links with the British Royal Family, in particular the late Queen Mother (1900-2002).
Additionally, Shakespeare used Glamis as a fit setting for the grim tragedy of Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis.

Italian Garden with Castle in background.

Regular tours of the castle last about 50 minutes and take visitors through the Victorian Dining Room, Medieval Crypt, 17th century Drawing Room, Chapel, Billiard Room and the Royal Apartments.

Walled Garden

Other facilities and attractions at Glamis include:
  • Italian Garden
  • Nature Trail
  • Garden Walks
  • Highland Cattle (Usually visible but presence not guaranteed.)
  • Exhibitions
  • Shopping

Woodland Walk

 Highland Cow with Calf at Glamis.


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