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A Dog Friendly Visit to Kirriemuir

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  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Heritage Attractions

Highlights and Delights

Enjoy a visit to the famous town of Kirriemuir 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 Kirriemuir

    • Redwings Mountains
    • Airlie Monument
    • Time for Lunch
    • Town Centre
    • Kirrie Den
    • Dinner Time

    Location 1: Redwings Mountains

    Redwings Mountains Horse Sanctuary is set in 220 acres of beautiful paddocks and woodland, providing a place of sanctuary to horses, ponies and donkeys as well as bountiful wildlife including red squirrels and mountain birds.

    Enjoy a relaxing stroll to meet the centre’s lovable residents. Dogs on leads are welcome.

    Redwings Mountains horse sanctuary, Forfar

    Location 2: Airlie Monument

    Airlie Monument was erected in memory of the11th Earl of Airlie who was killed in the Boer War on 11th June 1900.

    Enjoy a walk up Tulloch Hill, near Kirriemuir to see this stunning monument and enjoy outstanding views of the surrounding countryside.

    Dog at Airlie Monument

    Lunch Stop

    Wee Bear Café at Lodge at Lochside is the perfect spot for lunch. Relax amidst its rustic charm, warm at the cosy woodstove and enjoy views out to the loch whilst you enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch and some tasty home baking.

    Well behaved dogs are welcome in the café.

    Lodge at Lochside, Kirriemuir

    Location 3: Kirriemuir Town Centre

    Take a walk round Kirriemuir Town Centre where you’ll see a statue of Peter Pan, to commemorate Sir JM Barrie.

    Nearby Cumberland Close features engraved paving stones, dedicated to people such as Sir Hugh Munro, Sir Charles Lyell and the recipients of the Victoria Cross following World War 2.

    Just down the hill at Bellies Brae car park, you’ll find another statue – this one commemorating Bon Scott, lead singer of rock band AC/DC.

    Peter Pan Statue

    Location 4: Kirriemuir Den

    Kirrie Den is a peaceful area of green space close to the centre of the town.

    There are paths at various levels throughout the Den and it is a fantastic spot for a peaceful walk and for dogs to have a run around before dinner.

    Kirriemuir Den - a dog and family friendly place to visit

    Dinner Time

    Airlie Arms Hotel in the town centre offers a range of delicious home cooked food in their dog friendly bar. The varied menu includes classic dishes as well as a great selection of burgers, pizzas and pastas with special offers during the week.

    The bar is well stocked with a vast selection of malt whiskies, real ales, craft beers and fine wines so you can treat yourself to a drink after a busy day.

    Airlie Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir

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.