Montrose Basin Visitor Centre

Montrose Basin Visitor Centre


Montrose Basin is an enclosed estuary of the river South Esk covering 750 hectares, home to over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. Our four-star visitor centre offers a great day out for all the family in Angus.

There is plenty to see at any time of the year – winter is best for seeing our resident kingfisher, in the spring and summer we see sand martins, common terns, and osprey, and in the autumn we see the amazing spectacle of tens of thousands of pink-footed geese at dawn and dusk.

The visitor centre also has a small gift shop and coffee shop.

Opening Times

March – end of October: open every day, 10:30am-5pm (closed between 1pm and 1:30pm)

1st November – end of February: open Friday-Monday, 10:30am-4pm (closed between 1pm and 1:30pm)

Entry Fee
Adults – £4.50
Concession – £4.00
Children – free
Scottish Wildlife Trust members – no charge

Scottish Wildlife Trust


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Montrose Basin Visitor Centre


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Covid-19 – We’re Good to Go

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

Dog Friendly

Dog Friendly

While dogs are not allowed in the visitor centre, they are allowed on all the walks around the reserve which are accessible from different car parks around Montrose Basin. The visitor centre staff will be able to provide visitors with a map and directions.

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