Acrylic Fridge Magnet of Glamis Castle in Scotland, United Kingdom
This is an acrylic fridge magnet souvenir depicting Glamis Castle in Scotland in the United Kingdom. Glamis Castle is situated beside the village of Glamis in Angus, Scotland. It is currently the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. Built in 1376 Glamis Castle was rebuilt as an L-plan tower house in the early 15th century. Glamis Castle was the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who married King George VI, and was later known as Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. Her second daughter, Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, was born there.
What To See At Glamis Castle
The castle is protected as a category A listed building and the grounds are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens. Glamis is ideally located in the fertile lowland valley of Strathmore, near Forfar, county town of Angus, which lies between the Sidlaw Hills to the south and the Grampian Mountains to the north, approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) inland from the North Sea. The estate surrounding the castle covers more than 57 square kilometres (14,000 acres) and, in addition to parks and gardens, produces several cash crops including lumber and beef. There are two streams running through the estate, one of them the Glamis Burn. An arboretum overlooking Glamis Burn features trees from all over the world, many of them rare and several hundred years old. Birds and other small wildlife are found throughout the grounds. The Glamis Castle area has prehistoric traces, for example, an intricately carved Pictish stone known as the Eassie Stone was found in a creek-bed at the nearby village of Eassie.