Angus has it all, from rolling hills and glens with some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever see, to the sandy white beaches along the stunning coastline. There are lots of exciting things to see and do in between, from playing championship golf courses to visiting castles and historic houses.

With a unique choice of accommodation, a packed programme of events and festivals throughout the year and delicious local food and drink to choose from, there’s something for everyone, making Angus the perfect holiday destination.

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

1. Explore the ruins of Arbroath Abbey where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320. 2020 marks the 700th anniversary of this important day in history, and visitors can enjoy a six month festival of celebrations from April onwards.

2. Visit Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, site of the first operational military air station in the UK, where you can see their collection of memorabilia and aircraft.

3. Sample a delicious Arbroath Smokie, a delicious local delicacy of haddock smoked over hardwood using a process unique to this region.

4. Visit the birthplace of Sir JM Barrie, famous author of Peter Pan.

5. Take a selfie with the statue of rock legend Bon Scott, lead singer of AC/DC.

Gin Bothy Experience

6. Visit The Bothy Experience and sample some of their award winning Gin Bothy gin.

7. Pick up some outstanding local produce at the monthly Forfar, Montrose and Arbroath Farmers’ Markets.

8. Visit Glamis Castle, legendary setting of Shakespeare’s Macbeth and childhood home of the Queen Mother.

9. Play over 30 courses within Carnoustie Country, including Montrose 1562, the 5th oldest golf course in the world.

10. Test your nerve and walk across the Shakin’ Brig’ in Edzell.

Glen Clova

11. Put on your walking boots and explore the stunning Angus Glens.

12. Admire the stunning coastline whilst exploring the sandy beaches.

13. Choo choo! Hop aboard a steam or diesel train at Caledonian Railway.

14. Don’t miss taking a ride on Kerr’s Miniature Railway, the only one of its kind in the world!

15. Explore our industrial heritage with a visit to Barry Mill, the largest water powered mill still in operation.

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

16. Gifted to the town by Sir JM Barrie, Camera Obscura on Kirriemuir Hill is one of only three in Scotland.

17. Discover three country parks, bursting with things to see and do – Forfar Loch, Monikie and Crombie.

18. Be entertained with a packed programme of events at the Webster Memorial Theatre.

19. Experience life as a farmer and get hands on with the animals on a farm tour.

20. See some amazing wildlife at Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre, home to thousands of birds and mammals.

Montrose Basin Andy Thompson Photography for Angus Council.

Don’t forget to check out the things to see and do section on our website too, for more great ideas. We also have a number of itineraries for you to follow during your visit to Angus.


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