A long list of kings and aristocrats have lived and died in Scotland’s magnificent Glamis Castle, but the best known and most loved resident was Lady Elizabeth Bowes-lyon, the wife of King George VI and mother of our present Queen. The castle itself is both a treasure trove of ancient and historic artefacts, and the centre of a surrounding garden and royal park to which the Queen Mother was deeply attached.
FIND OUT MORE Glamis Castle, Glamis in Angus, Scotland. For opening details and directions, go to glamiscastle.co.uk.
3 An old stone gazebo adds to the charm in a corner of the formal Italian garden, with its display of red dahlias. 3
1 The Dutch Garden features a series of beautifully patterned garden beds, edged with dwarf box hedges. 1
2 As well as the beautiful parkland surrounding the castle, a series of hedged and walled garden rooms feature flower borders and vegetable beds. 2