Vacation Home Glamis House
Glamis, Forfar, DD8 1SA, United Kingdom –
Max adults: 12
Max children: 1 (up to years of age)
Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372, inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret. Since 1372 the Castle has been at the centre of the Estate and continues in this role today. Whilst a lot has changed since Robert II granted the lands at Glamis to Sir John Lyon, the underlying principle of having the Castle at the centre of the local community is as strong now as ever before. There are new and diverse ownership's in and around the village of Glamis but the Estate has a pivotal role through the provision of the management for the surrounding properties.
Glamis House was built around 1800 for the accommodation of Patrick Proctor, the Factor to the 10th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne. It was later occupied by Charlotte Grimstead, Lady Glamis. Two of Charlotte’s sons inherited the Strathmore title – Thomas, who became the 12th Earl in 1846 and Claude, 13th Earl. She was therefore the great grandmother of Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon (the future Queen Mother). Glamis House became the Dower House until 1881, when it reverted to its original purpose and became the Factor’s House once more. It was occupied by Andrew Ralston, Glamis Estate Factor until 1912, when his son, Gavin Ralston succeeded him as Factor, and carried on living here until 1949. In the late 20th century, Glamis House became the residence of Mary, Dowager Countess of Strathmore & Kinghorne, widow of the 17th Earl. During her stay HM The Queen, HM The Queen Mother and HRH Princess Margaret were regular visitors. Michael, 18th Earl, then made Glamis House his home with his third wife. The 19th Earl decided to renovate Glamis House in 2017 so this notable historic residence can continue to be enjoyed and appreciated by a wide range of people for years to come.
Closest Landmarks *
Glamis Castle0.7 miles
Kirriemuir Golf Club4.9 miles
Dundee FC9.5 miles
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School10.3 miles
Dundee Central Library10.3 miles
Royal Victoria Hospital10.3 miles
Wellgate Shopping Centre10.3 miles
Abertay University10.3 miles
Bernard King Library10.4 miles
Verdant Works10.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
The Stathmore Arms Restaurant0.5 miles
Armstrong's Bar and Restaurant Restaurant3 miles
Bar 10 Cafe/Bar6 miles
The Osnaburg Cafe/Bar6 miles
Bar Central Cafe/Bar6 miles
Tesco Supermarket6 miles
Asda Supermarket6 miles
Lidl/Aldi Supermarket6 miles
The Ardler Tavern Restaurant10 miles
Natural Beauty *
Forfar Loch Lake5 miles
Lintrathen Loch Lake12 miles
Cat Law Mountain14 miles
Backwater Reservoir Lake16 miles
Mayar and Driesh Mountain20 miles
Closest Airports *
Dundee Airport11 miles
Edinburgh Airport47.8 miles
Aberdeen Airport51 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
University of Dundee10.7 miles
Discovery Point10.8 miles
Lunan Bay19.5 miles
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Free! Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
- Secure parking
Free! WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Freedom to eat when you want
- Wine glasses
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Cleaning products
- Electric kettle
- Washing machine
- Childrens' cribs
- Wardrobe or closet
- Walk-in closet
- Free toiletries
- Body soap
- Walk-in shower
- Toilet paper
- Guest bathroom
- Bathtub or shower
- Shared toilet
- Private bathroom
- Shared bathroom
Space for everyone to be together
- Dining area
- Sitting area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
- Flat-screen TV
- Cable channels
- Satellite channels
- Non-feather pillow
- Feather pillow
- Socket near the bed
- Trash cans
- Drying rack for clothing
- Fold-up bed
- Hardwood or parquet floors
- Private entrance
- Interconnecting room(s) available
- Ironing facilities
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
- Upper floors accessible by stairs only
- Entire unit located on ground floor
Sit back and relax
- Picnic area
- Outdoor dining area
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
Food & Drink
- Grocery deliveries Additional charge
- Tea/Coffee maker
- Live music/Performance Off-site Additional charge
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Movie nights Off-site Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
- Landmark view
- Mountain view
- Garden view
Entertainment & Family Services
- Kids' TV channels
- Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Refundable damage deposit
A GBP300 damage deposit is required on arrival (around USD380.55). This deposit will be fully refunded at check-out, as long as there isn't any damage to the property.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.
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|0 - 2 years||
Can use a crib or extra bed when requested
|3 - 12 years||
Can use an extra bed when requested
The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.
All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Please inform Glamis House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
A damage deposit of GBP 300 is required on arrival. That's about 380.55USD. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.