The family has lived in Glamis Castle since 1372 when Sir John Lyon was granted the thaneage by King Robert II. In 1376, Sir John married the King's daughter, Princess Joanna and since then, Glamis has been visited and lived in by many members of the Scottish and British Royal Families. The current Lord Strathmore lives in the castle with his wife and three sons.
I didn't take many photos while there because I purchased the souvenir booklet. As such, except for the last photo of D#1 (the tiny white dot on the right) outside the front entrance to the castle, I've scanned a few photos of the rooms I personally visited and which really made me gasp in awe. Take note of the ceilings! I particularly liked the Chapel as it seems so personal, spiritual, and conducive to being in the presence of God. I hope you enjoy this little virtual visit to Glamis Castle. We start with the Line of Descent. Please enlarge the photos to see detail. Once the photos are enlarged, simply click on it again and you'll get an even larger, albeit a bit fuzzy view.
Here is the Queen Mother's sitting room - the photo spread across the center of the page, hence the bit of distortion.
Wouldn't you love a game of billiards in this stunning room?
My daughter and I joke about "our arrival for tea with the Queen Mom" since she was still alive at the time of our visit. Click here to find out more about ABC Wednesday and be sure to check out other participants' contributions. Join in - the more the merrier!