SPONSORED: Glamis Fortress is an occasions venue like no different – The Courier


Glamis Fortress has been entertaining visitors, together with royalty, since 1372. At present, its deal with conventional, heat hospitality means it stays one in every of Angus’s premier occasion areas.

“Our hospitality harks again to 1372, when the fortress was a searching lodge. It at all times was a spot to entertain and nonetheless is”, explains Glamis Property Issue Willy Inglis. “The ethos of the fortress has at all times been to collect individuals collectively.”

“Many trendy occasion areas might be practical however missing in soul and character,” he provides, however that’s actually not lacking at Glamis. Surroundings, historical past and a breath-taking first impression make Glamis a real one-of-a-kind venue.

“We’re open to the general public from April to October, however in winter time or evenings, it’s doable to get exclusivity of the fortress,” says Willy. “It’s magical having dinner within the fortress after which having the liberty to discover it afterwards, particularly with the fires roaring.”

After all, Glamis’s distinctive environment principally comes right down to its lengthy historical past. The ancestral residence of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and the childhood residence of HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mom, boasts a 1000-year-old story. All through its historical past it performed a central position in the local people, and even now, holds a singular significance to the encircling space.

Willy provides, “Glamis Fortress is a part of the property which all varieties a privately owned, household run enterprise.  The properties and farm surrounding the fortress make a major contribution to the native economic system and, along with the fortress, present jobs for over 60 individuals.”

Glamis Fortress in the present day

These days, the fortress performs host to all kinds of public occasions like open air cinemas and Christmas markets. It’s additionally a preferred and really spectacular company occasions house.

“We are able to cater to any measurement of occasion, actually,” explains Willy. “We’ve got a 16th century chamber for as much as about 30 individuals. This smaller and extra non-public house is obtainable for rent all 12 months spherical.

“Within the eating room, we are able to host something from about 16 at least (lower than that and it feels a bit empty) as much as 100.

“If obligatory, we are able to go as much as 750+ with the present workers and catering preparations. This does make for a memorable event with the magnificent fortress as a backdrop.”

Half day conferences begin from £55pp, full day conferences from £125pp (each together with lunch and a selection of exercise, together with excursions of Glamis) and a Gala Dinner Bundle begins from £160 pp, for as much as 90 visitors. The workers at Glamis will discuss you thru all choices and assist you take advantage of every little thing this venue has to supply.

“Glamis isn’t just concerning the fortress, it’s additionally concerning the property and surrounding space,” enthuses Willy. “We provide actions like Simulated Recreation (nice enjoyable, for the skilled shot) and self-catering lodging within the grounds. We’ve got a gin bothy within the village, a café within the put up workplace and much to do within the surrounding space. A stroll across the gardens is a wonderful approach to replicate and meditate – mindfulness and well-being are an essential a part of your journey to Glamis.”

For those who’re planning a company occasion, Willy strongly advises making no less than a day of it, and even turning it right into a two-day occasion, so you may actually discover Glamis Fortress and its environment. It’s an expertise assured to go away a terrific impression on everybody fortunate sufficient to be invited.

Glamis Fortress is at the moment taking company occasion bookings. Please contact 01307 840393 or Anna.bannerman@glamis-castle.co.uk to seek out out extra.

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