Brand new "fairy tale" winter light show at Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, one of Scotland’s most historic visitor attractions, has invited visitors to “step into a fairy tale” as they launch a brand-new light show next month. A Trail of Tales at Glamis Castle will see the sprawling gardens illuminated in shimmering light installations which visitors will explore while discovering classic childhood stories on the way.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 2:31pm
Magical...The new family-friendly light show at Glamis Castle is set to delight visitors this winter.

A family friendly event, the inaugural show will run from October 29th-November 7th from 4pm-8.15pm each night offering visitors another opportunity to experience the castle’s spectacular grounds and gardens, but this time under moonlight.

Beginning the light show route close to the castle and moving towards the Walled Garden, visitors will discover an array of magical installations amongst the trees including a Troll Bridge, a Peter Pan themed performance and illuminated greenhouses inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk.

Committed to working with local businesses, Glamis Castle are collaborating with Dundee-based lighting company AML who are producing the light show and Strathmore Event Services based in Meigle who are well versed in delivering large-scale events.

Also, an array of local acting talent, many whom have worked with Glamis Castle before, will be on the Trail recreating famous scenes from fairy tales.

The team at Glamis Castle are excited to be offering a new event that will give families an outdoor experience to look forward to in the winter months. Helen Buchanan, General Manager at Glamis Castle, said:

“It has been wonderful welcoming visitors back to Glamis Castle this summer and we are delighted to be able to invite people to step into a fairy tale with A Trail of Tales at Glamis Castle.

Our gardens are remarkable in the daylight, so a light show at night combined with whimsical story telling is set to be a truly magical and atmospheric experience for all ages.”

While walking the trail, there will be refreshment stations for visitors to warm up with a hot drink or snack and the Hub Café and Castle Kitchen Restaurant will also be open during the event.

To book and for more information on all of the events at Glamis Castle this season, visit the website

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