Haunted Glamis Castle

The tales of Glamis Castle include a vampire, a witch and several terrifying ghosts.The reports are so widespread that I could hardly do them justice here without writing a book. A detailed and thorough account of the the haunts at Glamis can be found here.

Glamis Castle is as famous for the mythology surrounding it as for its actual history. Shakespeare named his tragic hero Macbeth ‘Thane of Glamis’, and for many years this was thought to be the site where Macbeth murdered King Duncan.

There has been some kind of fortification on the site for over a 1,000 years, although most of the current Glamis Castle, including the majestic towers, was built in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the building was no longer used as a defensive structure.

Today it is most famous as the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who became the Queen Consort of King George VI and later the Queen Mother of the present monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, was also born at Glamis Castle.

The castle is in Angus, Scotland. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public.