With its majestic glens, breathtaking coastline and intriguing history, Angus is aregion of true beauty. Stroll along pristine beaches and unearth fascinating history at historic attractions ranging from world-class museums to grand historic buildings and vintage vehicles in this beautiful region. Use this three day itinerary to give you some ideas for planning a group holiday to this incredible part of Scotland.
Begin your trip in the North West of the region in the charming town of Kirriemuir, also known as the ‘Gateway to the Glens’ and birthplace of the author JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan. Visit the impressive Camera Obscura which was gifted to the people of the town by Barrie himself and discover the story of Kirriemuir at the Gateway to the Glens Museum. Then head to the market town of Forfar and explore its local history and artwork at Meffan Museum and Art Gallery.
Start day two at the stunning Glamis Castle, a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage. Then head to Arbroath, home of the world famous Arbroath Smokie, and explore the impressive ruins of Arbroath Abbey, founded by William the Lion in 1178. Take a stroll along the picturesque Arbroath Harbour and visit the Signal Tower Museum situated within the original shore station for the Bell Rock Lighthouse. From Arbroath, head along the A92 to the coastal town of Montrose and visit Dunninald Castle and Gardens, built in 1824 by the architect James Gillespie Graham in the Gothic Revival style, then finish your day exploring the aviation history of Great Britain’s first operational military air station.
On the third day of your trip, stay in Montrose and spot over 50,000 migratory birds including pink-footed geese, arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers at the Montrose Basin Reserve and Visitor Centre, before taking a tour of House of Dun, a handsome Georgian house overlooking the Montrose Basin which boasts stunning interiors and beautiful gardens. Head north to the town of Brechin and enjoy a unique 4-mile journey from a stunning Victorian terminus station to Bridge of Dun on the Caledonian Railway. Just outside Brechin, you’ll find the imposing ruin of Edzell Castle which boasts a delightful formal garden with walls decorated with sculptured stone panels, flower boxes and niches for nesting birds.
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