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A Dog Friendly Visit to Brechin

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  • Heritage Attractions
  • Nature and Wildlife

Highlights and Delights

Enjoy a visit to the historic cathedral City of Brechin with your four legged friends. Here are just some of the places you can visit and enjoy a bite to eat.

  • A Dog Friendly Visit to Brechin

    • Inch Park
    • Caledonian Railway
    • Time for Lunch
    • Edzell Castle
    • Caterthuns
    • Dinner Time

    Location 1: Inch Park

    Start your day in Brechin exploring Inch Park. This lovely riverside park in the heart of the city offers a woodland walk on the banks of the River South Esk or a gentle stroll through wildflower meadows and green space.

    Follow the on street footpath walk downstream to Brechin Bridge which is lined by a series of wonderful mosaics depicting the many stories of Brechin.

    Location 2: Caledonian Railway

    Caledonian Railway run steam and diesel hauled trains along the 4 mile branch line between the town of Brechin to the countryside stop of Bridge of Dun, which dates back to 1848. They also host several themed events throughout the year including Afternoon Tea on board the train and a Day Out with Thomas.

    Dogs are welcome on board the daytime trains but please keep them on a lead and on the floor.

    Caledonian Railway, Brechin

    Lunch Stop

    The Whistle Stop Café, situated on Platform 1 of Caledonian Railway, serves light lunches and delicious home baking during the week, with the addition of hearty cooked breakfasts at the weekend.

    Dogs are welcome in the cafe but please keep them on a lead and on the floor.

    Whistle Stop Cafe, Brechin

    Location 3: Edzell Castle & Gardens

    Edzell Castle & Gardens was once home to the Lindsay family and features a stunning walled garden which was added in 1604. Pay a visit to see the summer house where the Lindsay’s would relax in the evenings, look inside the tower house and see the family’s burial vault.

    Dogs are welcome in the castle grounds, although not in roofed areas. Please keep dogs on a lead at all times.

    Edzell Castle & Gardens

    Location 4: Brown & White Caterthuns

    The Brown and White Caterthuns are a pair of large hill forts on adjacent hills overlooking Strathmore. Both are surrounded by earthworks and it is likely they served as military centres.

    A great spot for a walk and to enjoy the stunning views from the summit, and your dogs can enjoy a great run here.

    Dog at Caterthuns

    Dinner Time

    Northern Hotel provides a relaxing atmosphere and a varied selection of dishes on their popular restaurant menu, perfect for recharging your batteries after a long walk.

    The extensive menu offers crowd pleasing favourites as well as a range of specials.

Please remember to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code when out with your dog.

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.