No. of Days
- Heritage Attractions
- Nature and Wildlife
Highlights and Delights
Experience an autumn day out in the coastal town of Montrose with wildlife watching at Montrose Basin, a visit to Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre and a stroll to Scurdie Ness Lighthouse.
An Autumn Day Out in Montrose
Location 1: Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
Montrose Basin is a designated nature reserve, home to thousands of resident and migrant birds and the visitor centre is not to be missed during a visit to Montrose.
Enjoy stunning panoramic views across the reserve using the binoculars and telescopes provided and learn more about the range of wildlife which can be seen here.
The visitor centre is open Thursday to Monday from 10.30am to 5pm. Please visit the website to book your tickets.
Montrose 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.
Location 3: Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
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.
Alongside a number of airplane exhibits, you can learn about the history of the site through a collection of contemporary photographs, artefacts and memorabilia telling the story of the men and women who served there and those who lived in the area.
The centre is open Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 4pm.
Location 3: Scurdie Ness Lighthouse
Take a walk along to Scurdie Ness Lighthouse, built by David Stevenson and Thomas Stevenson and lit for the first time on Tuesday 1 March 1870.
This is a wildlife hotspot, and sightings of seals and dolphins are not unusual. Whales are sometimes seen in the area including rare sightings of humpback whales.
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.