Kirriemuir is known as the gateway to the glens. This fairytale town is perhaps best known as the birthplace of Sir JM Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, whose childhood home has been carefully restored as a museum. Visit Camera Obscura which was gifted to the town by Sir JM Barrie, situated next to the Neverland play park on Kirriemuir Hill. You can also follow the Magic Door Tour around the town.
Kirriemuir is also the childhood home of rock legend, Bon Scott, lead singer of AC/DC. You can now take a selfie beside the statue of the rock star at Bellies Brae. Bonfest takes place every year to celebrate Kirriemuir’s famous son.
In September 2016, local school pupils from Webster’s High developed an interactive heritage trail of the town. Working in partnership with others, two trails have been created “Kirriemuir’s Unknown History” and “The Kirriemuir Trail”, each of which take the user on a tourist trail to explore the most historic and interesting aspects of the town. Download the Kirriemuir Heritage Trail app.
Take at look at our suggestions for things to see and do during a Day Out in Kirriemuir.