The Castle

The Castle2018-04-08T14:37:34+00:00

Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372, inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret.

Our expert guides will help you follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, James V, Bonnie Dundee, the Old Jacobite Pretender to the throne James VIII, the ill-fated Janet Douglas and of course tell the story of the bitter-sweet life of Mary Eleanor Bowes.

Visits to the castle are by guided tour only which leave regularly throughout the day from 10:00am – 4:30pm.

Castle and Gardens OPEN DAILY 10:00am - 5:30pm, Last Castle Tour at 4:30pm
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The Gardens

Explore the Castle gardens and grounds as generations before have done.

The Shop

The Pavilion Shop offers an extensive range of gifts and souvenirs.