Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Angus  /  Glamis  /  Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, Glamis

4.5
#1 of 106 in Things to do in Angus
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
Situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus Scotland, Glamis Castle is famous for being the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare's "Macbeth." Admire the gardens, browse the rooms on exhibit, or attend a seasonal event. To delve deeper into the history, opt for a guided tour. Refuel at the Castle Restaurant with a coffee, afternoon tea, or lunch. The 50-minute tours are offered in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish and are included with the castle and grounds admission ticket. Glamis Castle is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Glamis Castle
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Glamis Castle reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
1,587 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • The grounds of this breathtaking castle are beautiful. However, the takeaway shop is appalling and cause for review. Not only are the prices ridiculous the food being served is below standard. £4.50.....  more »
  • Half of the castle was closed due to a power outage, but we were still charged the full price. Within the rooms were nearly no information available, small signs would have helped to follow the...  more »
  • Steeped in history with a royal connection through the Queen Mother we really enjoyed our visit to Glamis Castle. A lot of through has gone into providing a Covid safe environment for your visit to.....  more »
Google
  • A lovely historic castle that has been in the Lyon family since Robert the Bruce. The land inspired Shakespeare to use it in his play Macbeth, even though Macbeth had no connection to the area. Queen Mother grew up here, as it was her family estate and Dukedom. With a lovely Archive.
  • For me, the most enjoyable castle I have yet seen in Scotland. The mixture of very old and recent history makes it particularly interesting. I particularly loved the note written by the queen as a little girl.
  • Excellent place to visit, with knowledgeable guide. Extremely interesting history with vast gardens to enjoy. There is a good restaurant here. Do try the Braised beef it's absolutely delicious.
  • One of our favorite castle tours! Very informative and well kept with great history and current updates! They had a wonderful playground for young and old kids to play on as a nice incentive to behave during the castle tour! The kids enjoyed the tour and got to play afterwards too! The guide was very informed on the castle history and all! We went over to the garden which was a nice walk!
  • The guided tour of Glamis Castle is extremely fascinating, learning about the history and walking to foot steps of the Royal family was truly delightful. The ground and gardens surrounding the castle are beautiful as the castle. A must see destination! Also don't miss a visit to the kitchen the food was incredible.

Plan your trip to Glamis

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Glamis

©
History Museum
Angus Folk Museum
2.7
Duration: 2 hours
©
Landmark
Eassie Sculptured Stone
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Glamis

©
Architectural Building
Barry Mill Carnoustie
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Angus Glens Kirriemuir
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
©
History Museum
JM Barrie's Birthplace Kirriemuir
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
©
Monument
Bon Scott Statue Kirriemuir
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Trips to Glamis Castle by other users

38 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SPAIN June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 7 days in Edinburgh, Glamis & Fort William BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in United Kingdom & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in United Kingdom & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 3 days in Kirriemuir BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, teens, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, teens, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 26 days in United Kingdom & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Stirling BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 21 days in United Kingdom & France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 39 days in United Kingdom, Singapore & Paris BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium