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Glamis Castle, Glamis

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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.
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  • This is a lovely old castle with a fascinating history, but the public rooms are limited and the guide we had dwelt mainly on the Queen mother and Princess Margaret. Whilst many people find this a...  more »
  • Really nice and beautiful place ! The only bad point is that the castle is sadly closed for tour on february, BUT, gardens are wonderful and the shop staff is very helpful Very good greeting from...  more »
  • Enjoyed guided tour of this wonderful castle- birthplace of princess margaret, childhood home of Queen Mother. Lovely walk in grounds and a burger lunch in the castle kitchen cafe  more »
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  • 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.

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