Scottish Activities and Attractions in Scotland

The beauty of the Glens combined with the North Sea Coast provide the best of Scottish scenery and outdoor activities. Cultural Heritage, country sports, and leisure facilties are also abundant to provide every one with something to enjoy in Angus, Scotland. The Angus and Dundee Tourist Board provide detailed information on the specifics, but here is a brief list of what is available:

Within 20 Miles

Angus has seven Burgh towns - each with its own character and charm, as well as surrounding villages. Dundee to the south is the traditional home of Jute, Jam, and Journalism with historic and artistic visitor attractions as well.

Arbroath

Picturesque fishing harbour, fishing boats, famous ‘Arbroath Smokies’; Arbroath Abbey; Seaton Cliffs Nature Trail, West Links Fun Park, Pleasureland.

Carnoustie

Famous Open Golf Championship course; Sailing, windsurfing, and fishing, Mackays Jam Factory outlet shop.

Monifieth

Golfing centre, Pictish Stones, seaside town.

Brechin

Brechin Castle Garden Centre, Caledonian Steam Railway, Brechin Cathedral (Round tower) Edzell Castle, The Burn – woodland walk.. The Retreat, Glenesk Folk Museum; The Caterthuns (HS).

Montrose

Montrose Basis Wildlife Centre, Ferryden Harbour, NTS House of Dun, Montrose Air Station Museum, Dunninald House.

Forfar

Glamis Castle, Forfar Bridie, The Meffan Museum (Forfar Story), NTS Angus Folk Museum, Aberlemno Stones (HS), Pictish Trail, Restenneth Priory, Forfar Loch Country Park.

Kirriemuir

NTS Barry’s Birthplace, (Peter Pan) RSPB Loch of Kinnordy, ‘Gateway to the Glens’ Museum, Craft Shops, Reekie Lynn Falls, Lintrathen Loch, NTS Camera Obscura, Pony trekking.

Dundee

Discovery Point Visitor Centre (RRS Discovery – Captain Scott Antartic expedition ship) Verdant Works, (restored Jute Mill), ‘Sensation’ Science centre, Camperdown Country Park. Mills Observatory, Jungle Kids; Ice Skating; Cinemas.


Sports and Hobbies

Golf

There are 15 Golf Courses to choose from! As well as Driving Ranges.

Angling

Rivers South Esk and North Esk, Sea fishing from Arbroath, Rescobie Loch, and other stocked Trout Lochs, Coarse Fishing, Monikie and Crombie Country Parks.

Birdwatching

From your own balcony. Nearby nature reserves: RSPB Loch of Kinnordy, Kirriemuir, Forfar Loch Country Park, Scottish Wildlife Trust conservation site at Balgavies Loch, Seaton Cliff Nature Trail, Arbroath.

Horseriding

Pathhead Stables, Kirriemuir. Brechin Castle Equestrian Centre, Brechin; Glenmarkie Riding Centre, Glenisla.

Swimming

Olympia Pool, Dundee (chutes & flumes, toddlers pool) Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin, Montrose, Arbroath.

Sailing

Phase One fun, Glenisla; Monikie Country Park.

Gardens

Pitmuies Gardens and Grounds at Guthrie, University of Dundee Botanical Garden; Barnhill Rock Garden, Broughty Ferry.

Arts & Crafts

Peel Farm Coffee & Crafts, Glenisla; William Lamb Sculpture Studio, Montrose; Cumberland Close, Kirriemuir; Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee; House of Farnell, by Brechin.

Leisure Centres

Each of the Burgh towns has its own leisure centre, with special children’s programmes during the school holidays.


Further Afield

Fettercairn Distillery, Fettercairn Malt Whisky Distillery

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Perthshire,

Scone Palace, Perth

The Grassic Gibbon Centre, Laurencekirk

St. Andrews, Fife (Golf)