Glamis Castle


Glamis Castle is one of Scotland’s finest historic houses and well worth a detour from the Heart 200 route. Set deep in the Angus countryside, about 16 miles east of Blairgowrie, Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret.

Glamis is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and the building is open to the public. Whilst the current building dates from the 17th century, there has been a castle on this site from as far back as 1372.

The castle is also of interest to followers of Shakespeare, through the connection with Macbeth. Glamis is the setting for Macbeth, who was the Thane of Glamis and later the Thane of Cawdor.

As well as an interesting and attractive historic house, a visit to Glamis Castle is also of interest to those wanting to see impressive gardens.

Credit: VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins

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