The number one tourist attraction in Angus only 40 miles from the House of Mark
Hundreds of years of fascinating history of Scotland are told in this place
Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus, Scotland. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public.
Glamis Castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, wife of King George VI. Their second daughter, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was born there.
Outside, there is a well stocked walled garden, a beautiful Italian garden and pet cemetery, a memorial to Princess Margaret and a MacBeth Walk with wooden statues of characters from the Shakespeare story that was set in Glamis Castle and its grounds.
The Castle has the comfortable feel of a private home and indeed, the 19th Earl of Strathmore still lives there.