Glamis Castle Scotland

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ABOUT THE 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, of course, 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.

It is the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth and is referred to specifically :- "Glamis thou art" "and yet woulds't wrongly win: thou'dst have great Glamis" It is popularly believed that Duncan was murdered here by Macbeth

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Comments (60)

Vanni Lazzari on October 26, 2012

Molto bella, like. Saluti Vanni

Hansi_2010 on November 21, 2012

Bonita foto de un bello castillo. Like. Saludos, Juanjo

Jörg R. on November 28, 2012

You present this castle fantastic , Richard !


Best wishes , Willy

Bozor Magdi on January 22, 2013



Jimli on April 9, 2013

Beautiful!!!! Love it!
L + F! Greetings, Jim.

Onofre Pimenta on April 18, 2013

Composição perfeita e excelente harmonia de cores e detalhes. Paisagem apreciativa de primeira grandeza. Muito bonito e atrativo castelo. Gosto 35. Muito obrigado pela visita e comentário. Opimentas, saudações de Goiânia, Brasil.

Ali Raza on April 19, 2013

Magnificent image! Like & YES ! ... 【ツ】


⚔ Richard ⚔ on April 19, 2013

Many thanks Hafeezmj for your L&F..Cheers

roberto@plus on April 22, 2013

Interesting place. LIKE! Best wishes from Trieste, Roberto

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on May 20, 2013

Beautiful photo of a beautiful castle. Like,,Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

BritPlom on May 23, 2013

A superb photo, and an interesting historical description.


Greetings, François

Alireza Javaheri on June 5, 2013


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ags83642 on June 27, 2013

Great photo Richard, these old buildings are such a wonderful sight. Thanks for sharing your travels. Greetings, Greg.

Thanasis Germanos on July 7, 2013

Beautiful photography. LIKE Greetings Thanasis

Reginhart on July 16, 2013

I love Macbeth. It's my favourite Shakespeare stuff. I didn't know Glamis really exists. YSL! Greetings, Reinhard

⚔ Richard ⚔ on July 16, 2013

Thanks Reinhard it's a lovely place to visit

leo1383 on October 23, 2013

Beautiful castle,Excellent shot,like,greetings Leo

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on November 8, 2013

una preciosidad de castillo y de foto


egliandré on November 23, 2013

Eine sehr schöne Ansicht vom Castle. Auch das Bild hast du sehr gut gemacht!


Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch!

Gruss aus der Schweiz, André

Guizel J.c on January 25, 2014

Beautiful castle,beautiful architecture



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Photo taken in Glamis Castle, Glamis, Forfar, Angus DD8 1RJ, UK
Glamis Castle

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 16, 2012
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    by ⚔ Richard ⚔
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD X-2,C-50Z
    • Taken on 2007/10/25 02:15:41
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 7.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash