Glen Esk

A glen in the Braes of Angus, Glen Esk occupies the valley of the River North Esk.

At almost 15 miles long, Glen Esk is the longest of the Angus Glens and is still a thriving community, with inhabited houses all the way up the glen. The magnificent ruins of Invermark Castle guard the way to Loch Lee, the beautiful stretch of water at the head of the glen.

From the end of March until the end of October, The Retreat in Glen Esk, which is run by the local community, provides visitors with an excellent choice of food and drink. However, there’s much more to The Retreat than an eating place – it also houses a first class museum about life in Glen Esk, past and present.

The village of Edzell lies at the mouth of the glen.