Travel Guide :: Angus


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Glamis Photo


A wee village in Central Angus, Glamis is known for Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and fictional setting for the murder of King Duncan in Shakespeare's Macbeth. The Angus Folk Museum, which details the traditional day-to-day lives of people in the are is worth a visit.

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Glamis Castle Photo

Glamis Castle

Best known as the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret, Glamis Castle provided the setting for the murder of King Malcolm in Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth. Home to the Earls of Strathmore, Glamis Castle is reputed to be the most haunted castle in Scotland.

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Montrose Photo


An ancient royal burgh, Montrose boasts the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre a haven for birds and birdwatchers alike. Montrose is also a popular seaside resort with a blue flag beach and other attractions such as the Montrose Air Station, the House of Dun and the William Lamb Studio.

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Brechin Photo


Lying just off the main road between Aberdeen and Dundee, Brechin was once at the centre of the Pictish kingdom. Brechin is now known for attractions such as Pictavia, the Brechin Castle Centre, Brechin Cathedral and the historic Caledonian Railway.

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Forfar Photo


Lying eleven miles north of Dundee, Forfar is a small market town best known for the Forfar Bridie, a Scottish pastry. Forfar is home to the Meffan Museum and Art Gallery where visitors can see a superb collections of carved Pictish stones.

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Kirriemuir Photo


Kirriemuir is gorgeous little burgh of red brick buildings and narrow streets. The town was the home of J.M. Barrie, author of the classic "Peter Pan". Visit the humble cottage in which he grew up or watch the world go by in the Camera Obscura which Barrie donated to the town.

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Arbroath Photo


Arbroath is special place to the Scots for it was here in Arbroath Abbey that the Declaration of Arbroath or the Scottish declaration of independence was signed. On your visit, pop into the award winning Arbroath Museum housed in a Signal Tower built by Robert Stevenson or try the local speciality, Arbroath Smokie.

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Edzell Photo


A tidy little planned village sitting at the foot of Glen Esk, Edzell is best known for Edzell Castle. The romantic red sandstone ruins tell the tale of a family's financial ruin but the real attraction is the superb "Pleasance" or garden which provides a rare example of Italian Renaissance luxuriousness in Scotland.

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Edzell Castle Photo

Edzell Castle

A gorgeous ruin of red sandstone, Edzell Castle is situated just one mile west of Edzell village. Edzell Castle is famous for its beautiful Renaissance garden which blazes with colour in the summer and spring.

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Dundee Photo


The fourth largest city in Scotland, Dundee is spectacularly situated on two hills overlooking the River Tay and also boasts a golden beach overlooked by a castle on the fringe of the city. Dundee is is aptly known as the City of Discovery after Captain Scott's ship which is docked here.

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Carnoustie Photo


Carnoustie is firmly established as one of the most popular places to play golf in Scotland. Boasting four golf courses, Carnoustie has hosted the British Open Golf Championships three times and has also been a favourite Angus seaside resort for over a century.

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