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Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle


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.

Set in the magnificent original Victorian kitchen space, Glamis Castle Kitchen is open for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. Freshly prepared, the tempting fare offers the best of seasonal produce and locally sourced ingredients, some of it coming from the Estate’s own farms and gardens.

The team at Glamis look forward to your visit. Please note the self-guided tour requires you to use a smart phone to enjoy your time within the Castle.

Opening Times:
Castle, Gardens, Shop and Restaurant:

18 March to 31 October
Monday to Sunday – 10am to 5pm

1 November to 18 December
Thursday to Sunday – 10am to 4pm

Advance booking encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Entry Fee – 2023

Adult – £16 (Castle, Gardens and Grounds)

Child (5-16 years) – £10 (Castle, Gardens and Grounds)

Concessions – £12.50 (Castle, Gardens and Grounds)


ParkingPartially-Disabled Access iconBike racksAccessible toiletsAccessible parking drop-offWiFi available

Glamis Castle




Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly

We encourage dog walking, on leads, around the grounds and gardens.

Fresh water bowls are supplied for our K9 friends daily.

Angus from the Air

Angus is home to some truly spectacular locations – from the breathtaking scenery of the rolling hills and glens, to the sandy white beaches and sheer cliff faces on our coastline.

You can experience Angus from the comfort of your own home with our stunning drone films and be inspired to plan your next visit to Angus to see these amazing locations in person. See our Angus from the Air blog for more.

Take a look at this stunning footage of Glamis Castle.

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