Angus Travel Information:
Angus provides a real mix of history, heritage and culture. The towns and villages around the area offer a unique taste of rural and urban life in Scotland today and include Dundee, Arbroath, Brechin, Kirriemuir, Broughty Ferry, Glamis, Carnoustie, Edzell to name but a few.
The Angus coastline offers some fantastic scenery along Scotland's eastern edge with the North Sea. And you won't be disappointed inland neither with some of Scotland's most atmospheric and unspoilt areas, the Angus Glens.
The Angus Glens include the 10 Munros (mountains of over 3000ft) offering great challenges for hill walkers and nature lovers alike. A challenge in itself being how many of the Munros you have time to climb!
Of all the Angus Glens, Glen Clova is arguably the most beautiful. It is the Glen for wildlife with a Nature Reserve that attracts wildlife enthusiasts from all over the UK. All around Glen Clova is spectacular scenery with a landscape becoming more dramatic as you travel up the Glen towards Glen Doll and into the heart of Scotland's Cairngorm Mountains.
Along the coast there is plenty to see and do as well. Here you will find the world-class championship golf course of Carnoustie as well as ten other challenging courses along the coastal route.
If you're looking for something a little less energetic, why not visit Arbroath with it's famous 12th Century Abbey and taste the east coast delicacy, the "smokie" - haddock smoked slowly over burning woodchips.
Angus was part of the ancient Pictish Kingdom and there are still many interesting carved stones scattered around the area. It's also where you will find the seaside town of Broughty Ferry, once regarded as the richest square mile in Europe - it was home to the Victorian textile barons who shaped Dundee's fortunes.
Finally, let's not forget about Dundee. Scotland's 4th largest city, Dundee is becoming a popular choice for city breaks or day trips. The "City of Discovery" proudly remembers its sea faring and industrial heritage, whilst developing exciting cultural, artistic and scientific dimensions for the 21st Century.
- Camperdown Country Park
- Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Monikie Country Park
- Forfar Loch Country Park
- Glamis Castle
- Sensation - the Dundee Science Museum
- Discovery Point
- The Meffan
- Montrose basin wildlife centre
- Edzell Castle