Visit Glamis Castle, Scotland’s Most Beautiful Castle
The afternoon of Day 3 of the Outlander Tour of Scotland takes us to Glamis Castle, also know as “Scotland’s most beautiful castle.”
Glamis Castle has a fascinating and exciting history. It has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore since 1372, when King Robert II (the first of the Stuart Kings) of Scotland gave the castle to Sir John Lyon. Legends and myths have grown around the castle. King Malcolm II was said to have been murdered here in the 11th century. Lady Janet Douglas, widow of Lord Glamis, was burned at the stake as a witch in 1540 by James V. There is said to be a secret room where a nobleman played cards with the devil himself.
Glamis today looks more like a French Chateau than a medieval fortress, because it was extensively restored in the 17th and 18th centuries. The original tower house remains at the centre of the castle today. It has close connections with the present Royal Family, being the childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (she being the youngest daughter of the 14th Earl), and Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret was born here in 1930.
Whether you choose to visit Glamis to admire its stunning architecture, to explore its history, legends and myths or to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the grounds and gardens, you will not fail to be touched by the magic of Glamis. It is situated in the fertile valley of Strathmore, only 5 miles from Forfar and 12 miles from Dundee.
A Glamis Castle Gallery
A Video Tour of Glamis Castle
Our upcoming Outlander Tour of Scotland is perfect for individuals, friends, or groups who are interested in historic Scotland, the Outlander series of books, or the new Starz series (or all three!).
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The Outlander Tour of Scotland is coming up on April 20 – May 2, 2015.
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