Glamis Castle, one of Scotland’s most historic visitor attractions, has invited visitors to “step into a fairy tale” as they launch a brand-new light show in the Castle’s gardens next month. A Trail of Tales at Glamis Castle will see the sprawling gardens illuminated in shimmering light installations which visitors will explore while discovering classic childhood stories on the way.
A family friendly event, the inaugural show will run from October 29th-November 7th from 4pm-8.15pm each night offering visitors another opportunity to experience the castle’s spectacular grounds and gardens, but this time under moonlight.
Beginning the light show route close to the Castle and moving towards the Walled Garden, visitors will discover an array of magical installations amongst the trees including a Troll Bridge, a Peter Pan themed performance and illuminated greenhouses inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk.
Committed to working with local businesses, Glamis Castle are collaborating with Dundee-based lighting company AML who are producing the light show and Strathmore Event Services based in Meigle who are well versed in delivering large-scale events. Also, an array of local acting talent, many whom have worked with Glamis Castle before, will be on the Trail recreating famous scenes from fairy tales.
The team at Glamis Castle are excited to be offering a new event that will give families an outdoor experience to look forward to in the winter months.
Helen Buchanan, General Manager at Glamis Castle, said:
“It has been wonderful welcoming visitors back to Glamis Castle this summer and we are delighted to be able to invite people to step into a fairy tale with A Trail of Tails at Glamis Castle. Our gardens are remarkable in the daylight, so a light show at night combined with whimsical story telling is set to be a truly magical and atmospheric experience for all ages. Working with local businesses is very important to us, so we are thrilled to have been able to partner with AML and Strathmore Event Services to bring this idea to life.”
While walking the trail, there will a number of refreshment stations for visitors to warm up with a hot drink or a snack. The Hub Café and Castle Kitchen Restaurant will also be open and serving their seasonal menus during the event.
Tickets are expected to sell fast! To book, visit https://www.glamis-castle.co.uk/event/a-trail-of-tales-at-glamis-castle Car parking is included in the price of tickets.
Please note, all castle visits must be pre-booked to allow Glamis to monitor visitor numbers while Covid-19 safety measures are in place. ‘Friends of Glamis’ annual passes for the 2021 season are now available. These special passes offer unlimited access and exclusive discounts to regular pass holders. For more information visit https://www.glamis-castle.co.uk/event/friends-of-glamis-season-tickets/
To find out more about Glamis Castle and for the full event calendar visit www.glamis-castle.co.uk
Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372, inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret.