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Glamis Castle, Glamis

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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. Plan to visit Glamis Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glamis attractions using our Glamis family vacation planner.
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  • An essential visit if in the area guided tour of the castle very informative and beautiful grounds for walking.  more »
  • We visited Glamis in June with a bunch of friends. We took the house tour with our own guide, Ann, and she was very knowledgeable, very friendly, and professional. It took around an hour and the tour ...  more »
  • We visited Glamis castle maybe 6 years ago and wanted to come back. It's become a bigger thing with a big gift shop. Last time we just walked up. Anyways the castle tour was well worth it and lasted a...  more »
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  • Beautiful ghostly castle with lots of history to it. The tour is very informative and interesting and the gardens are very nice and perfect to take lovely pics of the outside of the castle. Definitely one of the most beautiful castles I have visited so far in Scotland.
  • Wonderful place to visit. Long driveway leads to a beautiful castle. Parking is easy , shop and coffee shop were nice and the staff are brilliant.
  • Beautiful castle, and a nice tour. They tell me you can just visit the grounds, which would be fun, but I had to choose my ticket at the gatehouse, well before seeing the castle. So, as a first time visitor, you are sort of obliged to go for the full tour. That's fine though, it's what you will want to do. I had the pleasure of meeting an oyster catcher (that's a bird) nesting outside. The staff had fenced off the nest and left it undisturbed. No photography allowed inside, so be respectful, it's a private home. The dining room photograph I have attached is of the dolls house on display outside the private part! The real room looks just like this, so it's an awesome dolls house.
  • Great bit of history. Reported to be the most haunted castle in the UK. Get on the guided tour it's well worth it. 👍👍
  • Over the centuries Glamis has accumulated a huge array of furniture, housewares, arms, armour, and other 'old stuff'. It is indeed a very impressive collection. However, the visitor experience is disappointing. One is whisked through the small portion of the castle which is open to visitors at top speed by a guide who, although very competent and friendly, firmly sticks to a script which is far too heavy on whimsy and ghost stories. Not good value for money.