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Glamis, Angus

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Glamis, Angus

Glamis is a small village in Angus, Scotland, located four miles south of Kirriemuir and five miles southwest of Forfar. It is the location of Glamis Castle, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
Post townFORFAR
Administrative CountyAngus
Traditional CountyAngus
OS GridNO3846
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01307
 

Other names by which Glamis, Angus has been known in the past

Glames

Glamis, Angus in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Glamis, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (1½ mile NW. of vil.), on Glamis Burn, in co. and 5½ miles SW. of forfar -- par., 14,347 ac., pop. 1631; vil., pop. 345; P.O., 1 Bank; the par. contains several sculptured stones; Glamis Burn flows 6½ miles NE. through Glen Ogilvie to Dean Water; 1 mile N. of vil. is Glamis Castle, seat of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, one of the finest specimens of the Scottish baronial style of architecture. Malcolm II. was long (erroneonsly) supposed to have been murdered (1034) in the "King's Room" at Glamis Castle.

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