Glamis CastleGlamis, Angus Category Historic Sites
Whether you choose to visit Glamis to admire its stunning architecture, to explore its history, legends and myths or to attend one of our various Events, you will not fail to be touched by the magic of Glamis.
Glamis has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372 when Sir John Lyon was granted the thaneage by King Robert II. In 1376 Sir John married the King's daughter and since then Glamis has been visited and lived in by many members of the Scottish and British Royal Families.
The present owner is Michael, 18th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne.
The castle is famed as being the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. It is situated in the fertile valley of Strathmore, only 5 miles from Forfar and 12 miles from Dundee.