Glamis Castle

Birthplace of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, a grand, ancient Scottish castle with magnificent interiors.

Forfar, Angus, DD8 1QJ

Glamis Castle in Scotland with daffodils

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Royal residence of the Lyon family since 1372 and legendary setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’.

Rebuilt in elaborate, turreted French chateau style in late 17th-century incorporating some 14th-century work, it is spectacular. Fine furnishings, paintings and armour.

Opening Times


Open daily from 18 March to 31 October: 10am – 4pm.

All visits must be pre-booked via the Castle website.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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Historic Houses members visit for free. To book, members should email with the following details: individual name and address, email address, contact telephone number, date and time of visit, type of ticket, Historic House membership numbers.

Castle, Grounds and Gardens:
Adult: £12.50
Child (5yrs-15yrs): £9
Family: £40

Group Visits

Glamis Castle welcomes groups. Our season runs from April to October but groups may also be booked by prior arrangement during November, December and March.

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Glamis Castle Great Hall with dining and fireplace

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