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Glamis Castle

Glamis DD8 1RJ, Scotland
01307 840393
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Glamis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
Activities: Dining, Getting married
Traveler Description: Glamis CastleGlamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish hospitality; a place of joy, laughter and wonder for all. The castle, which... more »
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

One of the places my grandson really wanted to see in Scotland was Glamis Castle. He had seen it on a Craig Ferguson late night show. The castle did not disappoint. It was beautiful inside and out. There were steps, of course, that had to be traversed, but even my mobility challenged husband was able to use them. It was... More

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kings lynn
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This visit was a day trip organised by Lochs and Glens. The castle is normally closed at this time of year but Lochs have a special arrangement with the Castle so we were allowed a visit. This castle is not like the castles we see in England but is very similar to a French Chateau The interior is fantastic with... More

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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was one of the most amazing castles we've ever seen and we would have spent hours visiting it, reading everything we could have about it's history. Only problem, and it's a big one, they will only let you visit the castle with a guide. And the tour takes about 50 minutes. So when you are part of a group... More

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USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This castle has a very impressive entrance drive, and the architecture and furnishings are amazing, and the tour was excellent and full of interesting historical stories. However, we were surprised that so few rooms were on the tour. The grounds and gardens are interesting, but the condition of the gardens was definitely past prime, probably because of being late August.... More

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York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Visited Glamis Castle recently with our teenage son we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Our guide Linda was a joy so knowledgable but not at all dull, she made our tour so interesting. A must for all ages. Will return some time to see the gardens when the weather is a little kinder.

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Midlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Beautiful gardens and a great castle to visit, the tour guide was very good and you are shown through several rooms (with several ghost stories). Well worth a visit if you are travelling on the A90 and fancy a 7 mile detour.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I took the chance to go back to see the walled garden with a friend yesterday and just had to say the walled garden is still impressive. Back in July it was in its full glory . So it was nice to go back to see the gardens again before the Castle closes . If you have never been to... More

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Denver, Colorado
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152 reviews 152 reviews
55 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We chose to tour this castle because it was the childhood home of the Queen Mother. There were many reminders of this throughout the castle. Our tour guide was wonderful. She was an American so she didn't have the Scottish accent, but she was lively and animated in her descriptions and made the tour fun. The gift shop was top... More

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aberdeen scotland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This beautiful castle is in a lovley setting. Helpful staff, the tour was really interesting. The rooms are very grand and plush, and tell interesting stories. Do ask where to find the gardens/walks, they are not well sign posted!

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Beautiful castle nice grounds around castle to take dog for a walk.Very interested tour, shame you not aloud to take photos inside castle.For three coffees and three cakes cost us 16 pound better bring your picnic.Its a good family day out.

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