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Glamis Castle

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Address: Glamis DD8 1RJ, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1307 840393
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Fri 10:00 am - 5:30 am
Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Come and visit the finest castle in Scotland, winner of the best attraction...

Come and visit the finest castle in Scotland, winner of the best attraction award for the UK 2015.

Enjoy the history and spectacle of Glamis Castle. Take a guided tour with one of our expert guides and soak up the atmosphere of a thousand years of history. Browse in our Gift Shop or just pop in for Lunch or Afternoon tea in the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.

There are events all year round so come and have a great day out!

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Beautiful, historic castle

This castle should be in the top ten list because of its historic relationship to Shakespeare's Macbeth. It is a beautiful setting in northern Scotland, close to Inverness... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert C
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This castle should be in the top ten list because of its historic relationship to Shakespeare's Macbeth. It is a beautiful setting in northern Scotland, close to Inverness, Culloden Battlefield, and other well-known sites worth visiting in Scotland.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely day in the castle The guided tour was excellent and brought everything to life. Worth visiting.

Thank aellituv
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

A bit of German architecture evident at this castle - well worth a visit. The history as related to us by our guide is just so interesting. A walk around the grounds is quite enjoyable - do greet the Highland Cows - odd fellow's - great pub just around the corner. The gift shop has all the Scottish goods you... More 

Thank eddieleeds1972
West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The castle looks wonderful, the grounds just like a winter wonderland. We were with Lochs and Glens, arriving there was awesome, a heavy frost so it was white and it really did look like a Winter Wonderland. Whilst Tony was waiting for me a guide came up and told him it was not possible for us to view the castle,... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Visited on Saturday 26th November. The staff at reception in the gift shop were delightful and we booked the 11.30 tour of the castle. It was very cold in neatly all the rooms we visited but they were nicely arranged and some really interesting things to see. However the guide who took us around was probably the worst I have... More 

2 Thank Richard S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable. Beautiful castle and beautiful grounds. Excellent outing for children.lots of them dresses up - however as adults we had lots of fun too!

Thank sanbak2410
St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We really enjoyed our tour of Glamis Castle. Our tour guide, Greg, was very good and told some cool ghost stories. We were able to see many of the rooms and not just behind a rope. You were able to walk through the rooms and see the pictures and furnishings up close. This was the Queen Mother's home growing up... More 

1 Thank JN101
Villa Grove, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

I felt like we were walking through the Queen mothers home as so many of her personal things were left in place. Many interesting stories of when the royalty were living there. You could just visualize when Elizabeth and Margaret were children playing on the grounds and running around inside.

1 Thank Kobe43
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Glamis is a "must see" on many peoples agendas but we found it rather disappointing - a bit disjointed and rather cluttered. Its worth the visit but we have enjoyed other historic houses considerably more

1 Thank An_Old_Burian
turners hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Waited years to visit and worth it , beautiful inside and feels like how you imagine a castle to be . My 3rd castle this year and one of better ones and has that royal touch about it . Also love the ghost stories by guides and being able to move around room with tour guide rather than being stuck... More 

Thank Julia R

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