Why Angus?

Visiting Angus


Step away from the everyday…

Angus has it all, from the breathtaking scenery of the rolling hills and glens to the sandy, white beaches along the stunning coastline in the east of Scotland.

There are seven towns in Angus – Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Monifieth and Montrose, each with its own unique character and attractions.

10 things to see and do in Angus

1. Discover our outstanding scenery

From golden beaches to lush green fields to towering, craggy mountains, Angus has the perfect backdrop to explore the great outdoors.

2. Visit Glamis Castle, the fairytale of the Earls of Strathmore

Glamis Castle, setting for several scenes in Shakespeare’s Macbeth and reputed to be one of Scotland’s most haunted places.

3. Play golf to your heart’s content

As well as being home to Carnoustie Championship, Carnoustie Country is home to 33 other superb golf courses, all within an hour’s drive.

4. Visit Arbroath Abbey

In medieval times, this was the most powerful and wealthiest monastery in Scotland and on April 6, 1320, the nobles of Scotland gathered at Arbroath Abbey to sign the Declaration of Arbroath, the foundation stone of the nation of Scotland.

5. Relive the glory days of train travel

Visit Caledonian Railway, where vintage steam and diesel locomotives transport passengers from Brechin’s perfectly restored Victorian train station to the station at Bridge of Dun, near Montrose.

6. Watch the wildlife

Visit Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, a sanctuary for thousands of wildfowl, waders and waterbirds, as well as the occasional osprey and sparrowhawk – and regular winter holiday destination for 80,000 pink footed geese.

7. Find out the heartbreaking story behind Peter Pan

Visit JM Barrie’s Birthplace, the weaver’s cottage in Kirriemuir where the creator of one of the world’s best-loved tales grew up.

8. Find out more about the early days of aviation

Visit Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. This award-winning museum is located in the restored buildings and hangars of the historic air station, which opened in 1913, and features an outstanding collection of vintage and replica aircraft, including a Spitfire.

9.  Discover Angus on two wheels

Explore the beautiful scenery by following a cycling or mountain bike route, taking you on a journey throughout Angus. Recommended refreshments stops and points of interest help guide you along the way.

10. V&A Dundee

Just on the doorstep of Angus, the V&A Dundee has been welcoming visitors from all over the world to experience world class events and exhibitions.

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