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Glamis Castle is a popular destination for a great day out. Come with your friends, family or as part of an organised group trip. 

Whether you choose to visit Glamis to admire its stunning architecture, to explore its history, legends and myths or to attend one of our various Events, you will not fail to be touched by the magic of Glamis.

Glamis has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372 when Sir John Lyon was granted the thaneage by King Robert II. In 1376 Sir John married the King's daughter and since then Glamis has been visited and lived in by many members of the Scottish and British Royal Families. 

The present owner is Simon Patrick Bowes Lyon, 19th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne who succeeded his late father on the 27th of February 2016.

The castle is famed as being the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. It is situated in the fertile valley of Strathmore, only 5 miles from Forfar and 12 miles from Dundee. 

Our website provides a host of information for our visitors and we welcome your feedback. Please let us know if you have any specific questions or comments about Glamis, its grounds and its people by contacting 01307 840393 or


We look forward to welcoming you!