Counting down to Christmas at Glamis

Libby Reynolds, marketing manager at Glamis Castle, putting some finishing touches to the Christmas decorations.

Libby Reynolds, marketing manager at Glamis Castle, putting some finishing touches to the Christmas decorations.

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THE wraps have come off Glamis Castle’s Christmas decorations in time for an eventful six week period.

Staff finished dressing the castle last Saturday in time for the festive season, which runs until December 31.

The Winter at Glamis festive programme includes events such as storytelling and puppet theatre, as well as concerts from Chansons Choir and the South Esk Strings.

Floral Art clubs from across Angus & Dundee will be displaying festive arrangements from December 3 and all guided tours in December will enjoy a glass of mulled wine in the magnificent Victorian dining room.

The Salvation Army band will play in the grounds on December 11, and Santa will be in his enchanting Grotto on December 10, 11, 17 and 18.

A recently installed log burning stove into the atmospheric 16th century kitchen has transformed the chamber into a warm and most welcoming venue for an unforgettable dining experience.

The gardens and grounds are free to visit, thus an ideal opportunity to explore the winter landscape or sample the delights of The Victorian Kitchen Restaurant and discover the unusual selection of gifts in the Pavilion Shop. Libby Reynolds, marketing manager said: “The Winter at Glamis programme started off with a very successful Halloween weekend, which brought visitors from Spain, Venezuela and Italy.

“The programme continued on Sunday, November 20 with the RNLI charity reindeer run and then we move forward with the Spirit Christmas activities.

“All events are able to be booked online through the castle website and we would encourage visitors to book early to avoid disappointment.

“We’d also like to encourage local people to take advantage of the free admission to the gardens and grounds and enjoy the winter landscape until December 31.”