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
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Found in the very heart of Angus in Scotland, Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372. Once the inspiration for William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Glamis is renowned for its rich history and famous visitors, from Mary, Queen of Scots to James V. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Her younger daughter, HRH Princess Margaret, was born here and was also frequent visitor during her childhood. Throughout our open season expert guides will help visitors on their self-guided tour. Visit our gardens and grounds flourish in the Summer months, visit our Gift Shop for some inspirational gift ideas and be served scrumptious delights from the Victorian Kitchen Restaurant.


A private tour offers visitors looking for a more unique, personalised tour an unforgettable castle experience. These are available on request. If you would like to find out more please contact our team for further information (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm).

Opening Times

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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17 March – 31 October 2024, 10am – 5pm (last tour at 4:30pm)

1 Nov – 22 Dec 2024, 10am – 5pm (last tour at 3:30pm)

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


Historic Houses members visit for free. To book, members should book on our website or 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 Tour, Garden and Grounds
Adult – £17.50
Concession (60yrs/students) – £15.00
Children (5yrs to 16yrs) – £11.00
Family Tickets (2 adults & 3 Children) – £60.00

Garden & Grounds
Adults – £8.50
Children – £6.00

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.


Group Rate for 20 people or more per booking.

Castle Tour, Garden and Grounds
Adult Rate @ £14.00 per person
Children’s Rate (5yrs to 16yrs) @ £9.50

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Getting here

Forfar, Angus, DD8 1QJ

Glamis Castle is 12 miles north of Dundee and can easily be accessed from the A90. Public transport that serves the surrounding areas of Glamis includes bus, rail and plane, ensuring the Castle is within your reach.

glamis castle on map

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Glamis Castle Great Hall with dining and fireplace

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