A Day Out in Montrose

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  • Heritage Attractions
  • Nature and Wildlife

Highlights and Delights

Explore the beautiful town of Montrose. Take in the delights at the House of Dun and learn about the towns links with aviation history at Montrose Air Station.

  • A Day Out in Montrose

    • Air Station
    • House of Dun
    • Montrose Basin

    Location 1: Montrose Air Station

    Montrose Air Station was established in 1913 as the first operational military air station in the UK, and the heritage centre on this site is the first stop for your day out in Montrose.

    This fantastic centre tells the story of the air station’s past through collections of photographs, memorabilia and stunning replica aircraft and is great fun for all the family.

    Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

    Location 2: House of Dun

    Next up is the House of Dun, a beautiful Georgian mansion house, once home to the Erskine family. Designed by renowned architect William Adam, the house has lots of stunning features including the decorative plasterwork and hand-stitched embroidery.

    Enjoy lunch at Erskine’s Café at House of Dun. The café has a great range of lunch options and home baking, all freshly made using local produce.

    House of Dun

    Location 3: Montrose Basin

    Montrose Basin is a designated nature reserve, home to thousands of resident and migrant birds and the visitor centre is not to be missed during a visit to Montrose.

    Enjoy stunning panoramic views across the reserve using the binoculars and telescopes provided and learn more about the range of wildlife which can be seen here.

    Montrose Basin

Travel Information

Arbroath has excellent rail connections and is on the main Aberdeen to London line.

There is a regular bus service to Arbroath from around Angus and Dundee. Arbroath is also on the Stagecoach bus route from Aberdeen to London.

Situated on the A92, 17 miles north of Dundee, Arbroath is easy to drive to, with ample, signposted parking in the harbour area and at West Links Park.

There is a very popular cycle route between Arbroath and Dundee.