Glamis Castle Video

Glamis Castle Video

Glamis Castle, Scotland, United Kingdom.Glamis Castle is a popular destination for a great day out. Come with your friends, family or as part of an organised group trip.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.Our website provides a host of information for our visitors and we welcome your feedback. Please let us know if you have any specific questions or comments about Glamis, its grounds and its people by contacting 01307 840393 or [email protected] The historical roots of Glamis by no means should suggest that the Castle has not remained fashionable; additions, alterations and reconstructions have all taken place in order to satisfy the aspirations of the Strathmore family.A Castle fit for a Queen - By the time Mary Queen of Scots and her entourage visited Glamis in 1562, the East Wing was dominated by the main Tower, which had been added in about 1435. The Castle was enclosed within a fortified court.The 17th century witnessed many changes. The West Wing was added, as well as a small north-east wing containing the chapel. The courtyard buildings and much of the fortifications were swept away and replaced by a baroque setting of courts, sculptures and vistas.In the mid-18th century the grounds in front of the Castle were landscaped with radiating avenues of trees. New kitchens, a Billiard Room and new service courtyards beyond the East Wing were all added in 1773. Two years later, the West Wing was demolished and remodelling of the grounds into open parklands in the style of Capability Brown began. This was achieved by pulling down the garden walls in front of the Castle and moving the De'il Gates to the boundary where they stand today.The pitched roof of the East Wing was replaced with castellations in 1797 and the reconstruction of the West Wing in a matching style was effected in about 1800. The main avenue was replanted in about 1820.In 1893, the 13th Earl laid out the Dutch Garden in front of the Castle. This return to a formal style was continued with the creation by The Queen Mother's parents of the Italian Garden in 1910. This was the last major alteration and completes the modern day appearance of the Castle. Glamis Castle, Glamis, Scotland. A beautiful day to film around Glamis Castle. I was given permission by the kind folks at the castle to pop along and film with my Phantom 2. A grand castle with a long line of royal residents. Read more: glamis-castle.co.uk/

 
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