Get Out and About In Angus

Boredom doesn’t stand a chance in Angus – there’s too much to see and do!

A Day At The Seaside

Pack your bucket and spade – our beaches are second to none! The busy family beach at Montrose has an excellent playpark and fun paddling pool next to it.

After you’ve spent the morning at the beach, stop off at Montrose Basin Visitor Centre on the way south. This family-friendly attraction has an excellent indoor viewing platform with powerful binoculars so children can watch the thousands of water birds who live here. You can also view the live webcam before you go.

Next stop – Arbroath, for a fun afternoon at West Links Fun Park. Bring your bikes and cycle along the coastal path from Arbroath to Carnoustie, stopping off at East Haven for a spot of rockpooling – and to admire one of the best public loos in the UK!

In the evening, why not visit Arbroath’s cinema – Chalmer’s Filmhouse. With comfy sofas and the latest blockbusters on the silver screen, this is the very best way to watch a movie!

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Montrose Beach
Beach with playpark and paddling pool.
Montrose Splash
Excellent playpark located near the beach.
West Links
A variety of exciting activities for all ages.
Montrose Basin
A sanctuary for wildlife.

Steam Trains & Biplanes!

The award-winning Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre has a breathtaking collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles, including a replica World War 1 biplane and a replica Spitfire, which younger visitors can sit in. There’s also a range of children’s activities, including interactive displays and dressing-up costumes.

Only nine miles along the road, the Caledonian Railwayin Brechin features a fleet of lovingly-restored steam engines and diesel locomotives complete with passenger carriages from days gone by. Take a trip back in time with a journey along the restored Victorian railway line to Bridge of Dun. At certain times of the year, Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends take over steam engine duties on this line!

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Montrose Air Station
Collection of vintage aircraft and vehicles.
Caledonian Railway
Steam engines and diesel locomotives.

Escape To Neverland

JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir – and he’s certainly left his mark on his birthplace.

Mischievous Peter Pan stands proudly in Kirriemuir’s town centre, looking across to the long-established Visocchi’s ice cream shop and café – a good spot for a morning treat! The square is also home to the Gateway to the Glens Museum, which provides an insight into JM Barrie’s links to the town, as well as telling the many stories of Kirriemuir and the surrounding area.

For a more in-depth insight, visit JM Barrie’s Birthplace, the two-up, two-down weaver’s cottage where JM Barrie lived with his family until he was 13 years old.

Next, head up Kirrie Hill to Neverland Park. There are lots of great children’s play activities here, including a zip wire and a bouncing crocodile! Look out for Peter Pan and Captain Hook playing hide and seek in the pirate ship!

To finish off your Angus break, visit the friendly and very cute animals at Murton Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve, on the outskirts of Forfar. As well as Dennis and Gnasher, their adorable Kune Kune pigs, there are donkeys, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and rare breed poultry.

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Barrie's Birthplace
The creator of Peter Pan.
Murton Farm
Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve.
Kirriemuir Museum
The Gateway to the Glens.

Travel Information

There’s an excellent and varied choice of places to stay – B&Bs overlooking the sea, farm stays, camping and caravanning sites in the heart of the countryside and hotels with swimming pools are just a few of the possibilities.

Angus has a great selection of family-friendly, welcoming restaurants, cafés and bistros, with menus to suit all budgets. Browse places to eat and drink in Angus.

Angus has an excellent roads infrastructure, with the A90 connecting the area to Aberdeen, Perth and Edinburgh, and the A92 serving the coastal area. There’s a good choice of public transport, with buses and trains linking towns and villages to each other and to Dundee, as well as good connections to places further afield.

In the more remote areas of Angus, and in the Angus Glens, a car is required. However, once you get here, the roads in this part of Angus are very good for cycling. Find out more information about bike hire or, if you would like to hire an electric bike.

Find out more about travelling to Angus by train, by bus, and by plane to Dundee Airport.