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Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle is a large chateau-like castle, owned by the Lyon and Bowes-Lyon family for almost eight centuries. It has close Royal connections as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother is a member of the family, and her daughter Princess Margaret was born here.

Glamis Castle Tours

Guided tours take one through sumptuously furnished rooms, commencing with the dining room in a wing of 1798. The vaulted crypt is in the original tower, and a secret chamber is said to be located here.

A minor stair leads down to the castle well. The principal, wide, turnpike dates to 1600, and leads up to the drawing room in what was the great hall. Also vaulted, it has a plaster ceiling and great fireplace.

The chapel has amazing painted panels of 1688 by Jacob de Wet. These depict the saints of Christ, with St Simon wearing glasses and Christ donning a hat!

Three rooms make up the Royal Apartments. They were converted in 1923 following the marriage of Lady Elizabeth to Prince (later King) George. Duncan’s Hall is where Macbeth slew Duncan, according to Shakespeare. It is a plain vault with prison off it.

The Blue Room is now an exhibition room with notable family relics, including the watch left by the Old Pretender in the castle. The coach house has another exhibition on estate life past and present. Glamis Castle has many ghostly legends.

Glamis Castle Map&Location

Glamis Castle Address: Dundee Rd, Glamis, Forfar DD8 1RJ, United Kingdom. Get help with directions using the map provided bellow:

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Glamis Castle Photos

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Glamis Castle
Entrance to Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle and park
Glamis Castle The Italian Garden
Glamis Castle viewed from the gardens
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