A Day Out in Montrose

First Stop – 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
See photographs, memorabilia and stunning replica aircraft

Second Stop – 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. The house has stunning gardens and is surrounded by woodland where you can enjoy a relaxing walk.

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
A beautiful Georgian mansion house in scenic woodlands

Final Stop – 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
A 750 hectare designated nature reserve
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
Enjoy panoramic views of the reserve and wildlife

Other things to do…


Montrose Museum
Discover archaeological finds and learn about the Jacobites
Montrose Beach
Have a paddle in the sea and play in the park

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.