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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 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Activities: Dining, Getting married
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Owner description: The Queen Mother spent her childhood days in this rugged castle, which has been in her family since 1372.
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Bel Air, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have visited dozens of castles over the past twenty years, but Glamis Castle may be the best total experience we have ever had. The drive onto the grounds is impressive, the Castle is striking, and the guided tour informative and entertaining. Our guide (Angus?) was well-spoken, knowledgeable, and attentive to everyone in our group of 25... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Having grown up in Angus this was my third visit to the castle and while not much changes I find it fantastic! Whenever we have guests we take them to see this great feature and they always enjoy it, from the local history, scenery, ghost stories to a nice cuppy in the tea room after!

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Paris, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Yet another hefty entrance fee - but what a surprise to learn that the guided tour is included !!!! Very good and witty with just the right amount of information. Beautiful place and well worth a detour if you are in the area.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

A little on the expensive side, but a lovely tour of the rooms (you can't just go round on your own) gardens nice and highland cows too! Good picnic tables so you can bring your own food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited Glamis Castle as a part of Classic Car extravaganza event last summer. We were looking forward to see this beautiful castle and our little boy (3.5 years old) was instantly drawn by the impressive exterior. Once we purchased tickets, we had to wait for the start of the tour to see the interiors (about 20 other people were... More

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Sanok, Poland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

In my opinion it was better than Edinburgh Castle. Although you can't take pictures inside. The memories will last a lifetime

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Beautiful castle, both outside and inside, full of history. Well-informed guided tour with 2 small museum rooms at the end (though we weren't told about the second one and found it by luck!). Lovely grounds and gardens (with well-labeled trees & plants) - the walled garden is being re-developed and it will be interesting to go back and see progress....

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Very good tour around the castle lots of info from Vicky even managed to keep my 3 year old interested and the gardens where lovely 10 out off 10 .

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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228 reviews 228 reviews
118 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

In this castle a guided tour was part of the fee, and which required about one hour. Particularly the ceilings were spectacular. The explanations by the tour guides made it very interesting, while you ca look around, but also info cards were available. Pity no picture were allowed and no good pictures were available from a website.

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Pebble Beach, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I loved the castle and the tour. I usually prefer a self guided tour so I can take my time looking at the things I am most interested in seeing. Before whisking you off to the next room, this tour allowed you to wander the room after the guide finished pointing out items and giving a bit of history. The... More

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