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Glamis Castle

  • House & Family History: Glamis was originally a royal hunting lodge and became a royal residence in 1372. The Castle is traditionally the legendary setting for Shakespeare's "Hamlet." Glamis was also the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and birthplace of her second daughter, the late Princess Margaret.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 24, 1855

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. VI, 1823. Scotland, 1830.

    Country Life: II, 293, 1897. XX, 234, 1906. XXXVI, 196 plan, 1914. LIII, 114, 1923. CI, 860, 910 plan, 1947.

  • House Listed: Category A

    Park Listed: Category B

  • "Building of Britain" (2002 - TV documentary series). "Castle in the Country" (2005 - BBC TV documentary, series 1).
  • Seat of: Simon Patrick Bowes-Lyon, 19th and 6th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01307-840-393

    Fax: 01307-840-733

    Email: enquiries@glamis-castle.co.uk

    Website: http://www.glamis-castle.co.uk

    Awards: 2003 International Ambassador Award for achievement in attracting international visitors to the area.

    Historic Houses Member: Yes