Saturday, 21 March 2009

Glamis Castle 2

Glamis Castle was given to the Strathmore family in 1372 by Robert the Bruce. They have resided here since then. The estate covers 14,000 acres and includes the village of Glamis, where I once had the misfortune of living for a couple of years. It really is an odd place, still steeped in deference to the Landowner. I suppose it's understandable in a way, given that the Earl owns the village lock, stock and barrel, but it's strange nonetheless.

It has a long way to go before it kicks and screams its way into the 20th century, let alone the 21st.

It has to be said that's a pretty impressive front door though....... nice knocker too!


  1. What an impressive place to live in

  2. Excellent sequence of shots, thanks for sharing.

    Regina In Pictures

  3. I love that brass on the door, it really says it all, it's age and everything. Though I had this strange feeling when I saw the door...hahah and so when I read the captions, then I laughed. :) Funny odd feeling.

  4. 1372? Dear God in Heaven - That was quite sometime ago! I love that door... plenty strong enough to keep anyone out!

  5. What a massive and impressive castle. Gotta love that door...a lot of work went into making that one. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of your world. Hi from sunny California...