Glamis opens doors for new season

One of the county’s most popular visitor attractions has reopened for the new season, and reintroduced guided tours after a three-year hiatus.

Mark Dowie
Tuesday, 21st March 2023, 3:00pm
Glamis opens doors for new season

Glamis Castle introduced self-guided tours during the pandemic so visitors could still enjoy exploring the castle while there were Covid restrictions in place.

Traditional guided tours have returned, where expert tour guides will be able to tell the castle’s stories to visitors in person.

Steven Cumming, General Manager, said: “After a challenging period for the tourism industry, our whole team is thrilled to get back to delivering guided tours to our visitors in person again for the first time since before the pandemic.

"While our self-guided tours have enabled visitors to have the full tour experience while exploring the castle, there is nothing better than having a real expert on-hand to tell the stories, share our history and answer any questions. It’s wonderful to be able to offer this again.”

The historic visitor attraction has a busy roster of events coming up over the next few months, with a number of family-friendly days out, including a Spring Family Fun Day on April 16 which will feature a variety of activities to keep both adults and kids entertained, from a steeplechase assault course and clay pigeon shooting to pet parade, children’s foraging workshops and a bouncing jungle zoo inflatable.

The Children of Glamis exhibition is also returning, after proving to be very popular last year as part of Glamis Castle’s 650th anniversary celebrations in 2022. The exhibition celebrates the families and childhoods experienced at Glamis over the centuries and includes photographs, childhood dresses and toys belonging to Her Majesty The Queen from when she visited Glamis Castle with her family when she was a little girl.

Steven added: “There’s plenty to enjoy and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of visitors in the coming months.”

For further information about Glamis Castle, to view the events calendar and to book tickets for the forthcoming Spring Family Fun Day, visit

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