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An Autumn Day Out in Kirriemuir

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  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Family Friendly
  • Heritage Attractions

Highlights and Delights

Have an autumn day out in Kirriemuir – say hello to Peter Pan and Bon Scott, relive your childhood in the Neverland play park and enjoy an early evening walk at Loch of Kinnordy.

  • An Autumn Day Out in Kirriemuir

    • Say Hello
    • Neverland
    • Time for Lunch
    • Kinnordy Loch

    Location 1: Say hello to Peter Pan and Bon Scott

    Kirriemuir is famously known as the birthplace of J M Barrie, author of children’s favourite Peter Pan. A statue of Peter Pan stands in Kirriemuir town centre to commemorate Barrie – make sure you pay it a visit.

    Another claim to fame for Kirriemuir is Bon Scott, lead singer of rock band AC/DC, who was raised in Kirriemuir during his early years. A statue of Bon was unveiled in 2016 and stands proudly in Bellies Brae car park – come and take a selfie with this rock and roll legend.

    Peter Pan Statue

    Location 2: Neverland Play Park

    Don’t miss a visit to the delightful Peter Pan themed Neverland play park. Lots of fun for little ones (and big kids too)! There are climbing frames, a wooden pirate ship and a zip wire too.

    There’s also some woodland here if you fancy a walk before lunch.

    Neverland Play Park, Kirriemuir

    Lunch Stop

    Kirriemuir has a great selection of places to eat, including cosy cafes serving homemade treats and restaurants serving delicious meals using locally sourced produce.

    Check the website to see what’s on offer.

    Airlie Arms Hotel, Kirriemuir

    Location 3: Loch of Kinnordy

    Take a walk around the picturesque Loch of Kinnordy and see what wildlife you can spot at this RSPB nature reserve.

    This shallow loch is situated in a natural basin surrounded by farmland and attracts all types of wildlife including otters, red squirrels, deer and wildfowl, not to mention butterflies and dragonflies aplenty.

    For more things to see and do in Kirriemuir, see the website.

    Loch of Kinnordy

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.