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A Dog Friendly Visit to Montrose

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  • Heritage Attractions
  • Nature and Wildlife

Highlights and Delights

Enjoy a visit to the seaside town of Montrose 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 Montrose

    • Air Station
    • Montrose Beach
    • Time for Lunch
    • Montrose Basin
    • House of Dun
    • Dinner Time

    Location 1: Montrose Air Station

    Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre is on the site of Britain’s first operational military airfield which was established by the Royal Flying Corps in February 1913.

    A collection of contemporary photographs, artefacts and memorabilia not only tell of the history of the airfield but also the story of the men and women who served there and those who lived in the area.

    Dogs are very welcome and are allowed across the site and inside the various buildings.

    Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

    Location 2: Montrose Beach

    The golden sands of Montrose Beach stretch for three miles from Montrose to the North Esk River, with stunning views south to Scurdie Ness Lighthouse.

    There is a circular walk that heads along the length of the beach before returning via an inland route, visiting the fine North Water viaduct, or you can just enjoy a relaxing stroll across the sand.

    Montrose Beach

    Lunch Stop

    The George Hotel has a restaurant and lounge bar with a large selection of dishes to suit all tastes and appetites that are home cooked and made to order.

    The light lunch menu features a huge selection of sandwiches, toasties and baguettes as well as soups, jacket potatoes and wraps.

    George Hotel

    Location 3: Montrose Basin

    Montrose Basin is part of the estuary of the South Esk and is a haven for wildlife, including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers.

    Choose from the five main walks that will allow you take in the sights and sounds of the different areas of the wildlife reserve.

    Montrose Basin

    Location 4: House of Dun

    House of Dun is a Georgian mansion house outside of Montrose, designed by renowned architect William Adam.

    Whilst dogs are not permitted inside, the house is surrounded by beautiful formal gardens as well as vast woodland with fantastic walking opportunities for your furry friends.

    Dogs on leads are also welcome in the café.

    House of Dun

    Dinner Time

    Roo’s Leap is an Australian-themed restaurant offering one of the most laid back dining experiences in Angus. Enjoy a meal from a creative menu that contains a great selection of delicious international food.

    The restaurant also offers a good choice of tasty, original vegetarian and vegan food.

    Roos Leap, Montrose

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.