Glamis Castle, Childhood home of the late Queen Mother and setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth

Glamis Castle, Childhood home of the late Queen Mother and setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth

Glamis Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles. It was the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s 'Macbeth'. It is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore.
The Castle is open for visits in 2010, daily from March 13th until the 31st December, from 10am until 6pm with the last guided tour leaving at 4.30pm. (3.30pm Nov. & Dec.)

Facilities include:
Guided Tours, Garden Walks, Exhibitions, Children's Play Area, Picnic Area, Pavilion Shop, Kitchen Shop, Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.

The Castle Tour takes in the most magnificent rooms in the castle and experienced guides tell the story of Glamis, with its links to history, Royalty and legends. Tours run approximately every ten minutes and last fifty to sixty minutes.

The Gardens & Grounds at Glamis,
have centuries of history behind them, and like the castle have been added to and altered by generations of the Strathmore family.
Walks have been created to take in a mixture of habitats ranging from parkland and policies in the immediate vicinity of the castle to the formal Italian Garden, mixed woodland and pinetum.

Walks include: The Italian Garden Walk, The Nature Trail Walk, The Pinetum Walk & The River Dean Walk. Visitors to Glamis have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife such as: otters, salmon, herons, kingfishers, hares, kestrels, red squirrels and stoats. For plant - lovers there is an abundance of snowdrops, daffodils, dog's mercury, primrose, dog's tooth violet, crocus, butterbur, rhododendrons, azaleas, etc. at various times throughout the year.

The Pavilion Shop sells a wide range of quality gifts, and the Food Shop a variety of Scottish produce.

The Victorian Kitchen Restaurant specialises in offering fresh local produce, cooked on the premises. The hand made "Bridies" feature in the Scotland on Sunday "Scotland's Best" booklet.

Children's Activities: Explore the gardens and grounds, have fun in the adventure playpark and enjoy the free guide booklet which will add interest to the castle tour.