Light show attracts thousands to historic castle

As the lights dimmed on Glamis Castle’s inaugural ‘Trail of Tales’ lightl show, organisers were celebrating a successful evening which saw 7000 visitors attend the show’s 10-day run.

Mark Dowie
Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 12:08pm
Light show attracts thousands to historic castle
Thousands of people flocked to Glamis to enjoy the light show, which organisers hope to stage again next year.

The trail, a brand-new light show combining light installations and classic children’s stories, launched on October 29, with its final evening on November 7 and organisers are keen for the show to return next year.

Visitors explored the historic castle’s grounds and gardens under moonlight discovering an array of atmospheric installations amongst the trees including a troll bridge and illuminated greenhouses inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk.

Helen Buchanan, castle general manager, said: “This event was magical as we were able to welcome so many visitors of all ages to experience A Trail of Tales. As is often the case in Scotland, the weather created a few challenges along the way, but we didn’t let it spoil the event and the feedback from visitors has been very positive.”

The castle’s next event will be its Christmas Market, which will run on Saturday, November 27 and November 28, which will feature more than 50 stall-holders.

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