Angus is home to some truly spectacular locations – from the breathtaking scenery of the rolling hills and glens, to the sandy white beaches and sheer cliff faces on our coastline.
You can experience Angus from the comfort of your own home with our stunning drone films and be inspired to plan your next visit to Angus to see these amazing locations in person.
Balmashanner War Memorial
The war memorial on Balmashanner Hill (known locally as “Bummie”) was built in 1920/1 in memory of the men of Forfar and District who fell in the Great War 1914-18. The building comprises a square tower, with battlements and turret, built from local sandstone.
On a clear day there are excellent views over Forfar from the top of the hill of the surrounding farmland and the Valley of Strathmore to the Braes of Angus beyond. Take a look and see for yourself.
Elephant Rock, on the Montrose coastline, is a naturally formed coastal arch of volcanic rock nestling in a steep, secluded bay that has been shaped by the elements and closely resembles the shape of an elephant’s head and truck, hence the name!
See this fascinating formation for yourself and make sure to visit to see it in person. This area is also known for it’s wildlife spotting opportunities.
Caledonian Railway is a heritage railway run by volunteers. From here you can experience a journey in a traditional steam or diesel locomotive from Brechin to Bridge of Dun or enjoy one of the themed events which take place throughout the year.
On your journey, enjoy the magnificent sights of the surrounding countryside. Take a look and start planning your visit.
The Shakin’ Brig (shaking bridge) is a pedestrian suspension bridge that crosses the River North Esk in the village of Edzell. The bridge was constructed around 1900 and is mainly constructed of wood with steel wires. It gets its name from the obvious shaking sensation felt while you are crossing.
Take a look at our footage to experience the beautiful surroundings.
Corrie Fee is a truly dramatic location not to be missed – a bowl carved out of the Cairngorm mountains by a glacier some 12,000 years ago. The area is popular with walkers and wildlife enthusiasts.
Take a look at the stunning footage of this natural amphitheatre and enjoy the spectacular views.
Bell Rock Lighthouse
The Bell Rock Lighthouse off the coast of Arbroath is the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse, built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson. According to legend, the rock is called Bell Rock because of a 14th-century attempt by the Abbot of Arbroath to install a warning bell on it.
Boat trips are available from Arbroath Harbour to see the lighthouse. Take a look and get a taster of this unmissable experience.
Glamis Castle has been the ancestral seat to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372 and was the inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The castle sits in extensive grounds and has stunning gardens and trails to explore.
Visitors can enjoy a fascinating tour of the castle, led by an experienced and knowledgeable guide. Take a look at this majestic attraction and start planning your visit.
Scurdie Ness Lighthouse was built by David and Thomas Stevenson and was first lit on Tuesday 1 March 1870.
Originally the light was fixed white but was changed to isophase white 60 seconds (light 30 seconds, eclipse 30 seconds) in 1907. The light currently flashes white every 20 seconds and has a range of 23 nautical miles. Scurdie Ness was converted to automatic operation in 1987.
Take a look at our beautiful footage of this amazing lighthouse.
Lunan Bay is a stunning beach, offering a secluded haven on the dramatic Angus coastline. The beach is backed by sand dunes and framed by low cliffs to the north and south, and is a popular destination for surfers.
Take a look at our beautiful footage of this must visit destination.
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