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Alonglist of kings and aris­to­crats have­liv­edand­diedin­scot­land’s mag­nif­i­cent Gla mis Cas­tle, but­the best­know­nand most-love­dres­i­dent was Lady El­iz­a­beth Bowes-lyon, wife of King Ge­orge Viand moth­ero­four present Queen.iti­satrea­suretrove of his­toric artefacts andthe cen­tre of agar­de­nan­droy­al­parkto whichthe Queen Mother was­deeply­at­tached.

Back­intheear­lyyear­softhe 20th­cen­tury, when­rich A mer­i­cans were­keen­toad­opt­the­habit­sand sta­tu­sof English­gen­try,they­bought Bri­tish­coun­tryestates. Hid­cote was one ofthe m.its ne w o wner’sson, La wrence John­ston,trans­for med the­p­la­ceinto whatis­nowo­neof Eng­land’sfine­s­tand most­di­verse gar­dens. Atage77,john­ston­re­tired to France­andin1948 Hid­cote was ac­quired bythe U K Na­tional Trust.

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