Scottish Castles Photo Library
- Glamis Castle, Angus

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle was originally a 14th century keep which has been extended extensively over the years. King Malcolm II is reputed to have died in the castle, though not in the room which is currently named after him.

In the 15th century, the lands were held by Sir John Lyon, Chancellor of Scotland who married the daughter of King Robert II. The castle is still held by the Lyon family, now elevated to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. The 9th Earl became a Bowes-Lyon when he married a Yorkshire heiress. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother comes from this family.

The castle has the reputation of being the most haunted in Britain, including "Earl Beardie", the 4th Earl of Crawford who is said to have played cards with the Devil in a walled-up room.

There is a large park, nature trail, an Italian garden, a walled garden and statues of Kings James VI and Charles I still survive.

See also Places to Visit - Glamis Castle for more information and illustrations.

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