Glamis Castle

The Angus countryside is characterised by dramatic unspoilt scenery, a wealth of historical highlights
and the vibrant city of Dundee.

Enjoy discovering this part of Scotland with its contrasting landscapes of rugged coastline, gentle lowlands and Highland glens.

To the south, Dundee is developing an exciting cultural identity based on its sea faring heritage. Closer to hand is Arbroath, home of the famous Arbroath smokie and Arbroath Abbey, where Scotland secured its independence from England in 1320. To the north, Montrose is located at the mouth of a spectacular tidal lagoon, an important wildlife sanctuary.

Lovers of golf are well catered for: play a round at Carnoustie Championship Course, venue of the 2007 Open Championship. There are also plenty of opportunities for those passionate about rambling, rock climbing, water sports or bird watching.

There are castles to suit every taste, including Glamis, childhood home of the late Queen Mother, and the ruined Red Castle at Lunan Bay. The town of Kirriemuir is known as the Gateway to the Glens, and is the birthplace of Peter Pan author JM Barrie.

Out and About

  • Carlingheugh Bay, near Arbroath
  • Shopping in Dundee's
    Overgate Centre
  • Arbroath Abbey
  • Montrose Basin Estuary
  • Signal Tower Museum
  • Golf at Carnoustie
  • Walking the Angus Coastline
  • Cycling along the River Tay
  • Award-winning beach at
    Lunan Bay
  • Glamis Castle
  • Kirriemuir - Gateway to the Glens

Scottish Tourism Board

The River Tay and Arbroath harbour