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About Angus

There is much to do in ANGUS, locally proclaimed as “SCOTLAND’S BIRTHPLACE”, with a wide selection of of activities available and a breadth of Scots history to discover and explore. 

In particular, THE ANGUS GLENS , five glens from West to East like the fingers of a hand, offer so much for visitors to discover.

Information and Leaflets about these and other local places of interest are available to borrow during your stay. Rain, hail or shine, and we hope it shines for you . . . you won’t be short of interesting places to visit or things to do whilst you are here ! If you would like to know more about the village of Westmuir click here.

Glamis Castle & Arbroath

Why not visit Arbroath Abbey or walk by the harbour marina in Arbroath where the annual Arbroath Festival takes place?

If you like royal history, why not take in a guided tour of Glamis Castle childhood home of The Queen Mother, on your way back followed by a coffee in their award winning castle kitchen?


A visit to Dundee is a must . . see Captain Scott’s famous ship RRS Discovery or slip back in time to the Jute industry at its height in the atmospheric Verdant Works Jute Museum where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Dundee Weavers in the 19th Century.

Or why not visit V&A Dundee, Scotland’s design museum on Dundee’s waterfront. 


Kirriemuir and the Gateway to The Glens Museum, are only a short distance away where winding, narrow streets converge on the town centre leading to JM Barrie’s Birthplace

Kirrie, also known as ‘The Wee Red Toun’ also boasts a rare example of a Camera Obscura and one of the best coffee shops in the whole of Scotland: 88 Degrees.

Golf Courses

If golf is more to your liking there is a fine selection of Golf Courses to choose from at nearby Carnoustie, Forfar, Glenisla, Strathmore, Alyth and Blairgowrie.

Further afield, St Andrews Old Course and the world reknowned Gleneagles are within easy reach by car.

The Angus Glens

The Angus Glens are a fantastic place to enjoy activities such as climbing, walking and a variety of river, sea & loch fishing

There are many fine walks in the area with medium to hard hill climbing in the Glens including two Munros to conquer: Dreish and Mayar.

Country Parks

The area boasts three separate Country Parks . . At Monikie Country Park you can try your hand at watersports such as windsurfing and canoeing. 

Crombie Country Park is ideal for nature walks and loch fishing. 

Camperdown Wildlife Centre hosts a variety of birds and animals to watch and enjoy.

Dunkeld, Pitlochry & Perth

For a leisurely day out in the car why not visit Dunkeld (40 mins), Pitlochry (75 mins) or The House of Bruar near Blair Atholl (90 mins).

There are several Antiques Centres in the area, most with good coffee shops or restaurants. PerthDundee and Pitlochry all boast fine theatres for a wide range of tastes and there are modern Cinemas nearby too.

Falkirk Wheel

The fascinating FALKIRK WHEEL is also within reach for a great outing and is certainly well worth a visit. If you can, make sure you travel by barge from the lower Forth and Clyde Canal and be raised up 115 ft to the higher Union Canal. There is a good cafe and an exciting playpark for children as well as a Sculpture Trail to follow.