A Dog Friendly Visit to Forfar

No. of Days

1

Transport

 

Theme

  • Heritage Attractions
  • Nature and Wildlife

Highlights and Delights

Enjoy a visit to the historic town of Forfar 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 Forfar

    • Restenneth Priory
    • Balmashanner
    • Time for Lunch
    • Forfar Loch
    • Newton Farm
    • Dinner Time

    Location 1: Restenneth Priory

    Restenneth Priory is a sacred place – the site of an ancient church which enjoyed royal favour, and where the annals of Iona were once kept. Robert the Bruce buried his young son Prince John here in the 1300s.

    Don’t miss a visit here to see this fascinating historic site.

    Restenneth Priory

    Location 2: Balmashanner

    The monument on Balmashanner Hill, known locally as “Bummie”, was built in 1920/1.

    Enjoy a walk up Balmashanner Hill to see the monument and enjoy excellent views over Forfar, surrounding farmland, and the Valley of Strathmore to the Braes of Angus beyond.

    Balmashanner War Memorial

    Lunch Stop

    The Dunnichen Stone menus are fit to burst with tonnes of delicious flavours. Choose from a mouth-watering selection of roasts and steaks, burgers, melts, spuds and salads as well as the usual pub classics like fish & chips and sausages & mash. Their daily specials board introduces new exciting dishes from all around the world.

    Don’t miss a visit here to replenish your energy before the afternoon.

    Dunnichen Stone, Forfar

    Location 3: Forfar Loch Country Park

    The 4-kilometre (2.5 mile) path around Forfar Loch is suitable for all abilities and forms part of the wider Forfar Path Network. Dogs will love this walk and there are plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities along the way.

    Little ones can enjoy the play area as well.

    Forfar Loch

    Location 4: Newton Farm

    Newton Farm Tours offers an award winning and authentic farm experience which will inspire both young and old. This is a unique opportunity to find out what daily life is like on a Scottish farm throughout the seasons. The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours and involves meeting friendly animals including cows, sheep, goats, alpacas & Lucy, the micropig.

    Standard farms tours are dog friendly but please keep dogs on a lead.

    Alpaca Walking Experience, Angus

    Dinner Time

    Sinclair’s Kitchen use fresh, seasonal produce, from local wild game and Aberdeen Angus beef to locally grown vegetables, freshly dug from the walled garden.

    Enjoy a hearty meal in the cosy bar or a la carte dining in the restaurant.

    Sinclair's Kitchen, Forfar

Take a look at our top tips for visiting the Angus countryside responsibly.

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.