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Balmashanner War Memorial – Angus Doors Open Days 2023

Saturday 9 September
10am to 4pm

Balmashanner War Memorial, Forfar


Balmashanner Hill

Booking is not required for this venue.

Doors Open Days 2023

Event Details

Balmashanner Monument on Balmashanner Hill, known locally as “Bummie”, was built in 1920/1. A plaque above the entrance reads ‘Their name liveth for evermore. Erected in Memory of the men of Forfar and District who fell in the Great War 1914-18’. There is also a Roll of Honour on the wall inside.

On a clear day there are excellent views over Forfar, surrounding farmland, and the Valley of Strathmore to the Braes of Angus beyond. Nearby stands an indicator which gives the names and heights of the nearby hills and mountains.

The building was dedicated by Queen Mary on 11 September 1921 and comprises a square tower, with battlements and turret, built from local sandstone. The tower measures a height of 16,764mm.

Come and enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the tower. Access to the tower is via a steep internal stair of approximately 100 steps.

Booking is not required for this venue.


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