Thatched cottage by The Square in Glamis
Glamis Castle
The Square, Glamis
Glamis
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Glamis is very very wee. As soon as you turn a corner and arrive in the village square you instantly realise you're in a beautiful little place full of character. The feeling and look of the houses in and around The Square, with it's old mercat cross and quaint thatched cottage, is most pleasing to the eye, and one feels an immediate need to scamper to and fro to see everything all at once and not miss any one bit of it all. It's just lovely. And from the big touristy sign beside The Corner Shop you may also see that there are countless things to do in this wonderful wee place. Happy days are here again, you may hum to yourself whilst scampering. But, as is often the case, all is not quite the bed of roses that it first appears. The touristy sign points towards some things that you may have some difficulty in finding, or even seeing at all, like a standing stone, St Fergus Kirk and St Fergus Well. But that's okay. We can forgive Glamis for any small failings. For although you can't actually see that ancient sculpted standing stone close up or get inside the old kirk, and may have some difficulty finding the well, Glamis has a special charm that makes the village very visitable and likeable. And besides, there are other things to do to make up for any teensie-weensie bit of disappointment, like a Folk Museum and a bit of a castle. Actually, that's not quite correct. The castle at Glamis is not so much just a bit of one as one of the finest and most spectacular castles in Scotland, and probably in the whole wide world.  A castle and a half!
THATCHED COTTAGE AT GLAMIS
GLAMIS CASTLE
THE SQUARE, GLAMIS
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How to
GET THERE
You can get a bus to Glamis from Forfar, which has a bus service from Dundee, which has a main line railway station. Glamis buses are infrequent.
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