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Glamis Castle

Family home to the Queen Mother and ancestral home to the Countess of Strathmore and family. It is open to the public throughout the summer. Won Best Attraction in the UK 2015!


Glamis has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372 (!) when Sir John Lyon was granted the thaneage by King Robert II (son of Robert the Bruce). In 1376 Sir John married the King's daughter and since then Glamis has been visited and lived in by many members of the Scottish and British Royal Families. The present Queen's mother was born at the Castle.

You can only visit a small part of the castle, but it is interesting and well worth and seeing, and let's face it: it is amazing that one family has been living in the same house for such a long time.

Opening Times

25th of March 2016 – 30th of October 2016

Monday - Sunday

The castle will be open to the general public from 12 noon until 5:30pm with the last tour going at 4:30pm

9am until 11:45am: exclusively for coach parties, private parties and groups.

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