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100 things to do in Angus: Full ‘Insider’s Guide’

Visit Angus has launched its full insider’s guide of 100 Unmissable Experiences to help families get out and about this summer.

There are loads of amazing things to do in the region and the new Visit Angus guide includes 100 attractions, activities and places to eat, hand picked by Angus residents to help you choose your perfect day out.

Launched with a stunning beach mural in Montrose, the guide of 100 Unmissable Experiences is the perfect place to start planning summer staycations. You can read the full list below.

Beauty Spots

The Falls at Arbirlot. Picture: Shutterstock
  • Arbirlot Falls
  • Brown and white Caterthuns
  • Carrot Hill
  • Corrie Fee
  • Elephant Rock
  • Kinpurney Hill
  • Loch Brandy
  • Montreathmont Forest
  • Shakin Brig, Edzell
  • Vale of Strathmore

Coasts & Water

Angler on the cliffs at Arbroath. Picture: Shutterstock.
  • Arbroath Cliffs
  • Arbroath Harbour
  • East Haven
  • Forfar Loch
  • Loch of Lintrathen
  • Loch Lee
  • Lunan Bay
  • Montrose Beach
  • Reekie Linn
  • Scurdie Ness

Family Days Out

The Caledonian Railway. Picture: Shutterstock.
  • Auchterhouse Country Sports
  • Brechin Castle Centre
  • Caledonian Railway
  • Glamis Castle
  • Kirriemuir Hill
  • Monikie Country Park
  • Murton Farm and Nature Reserve
  • Newton Farm Tours
  • Redwings Mountains Horse Sanctuary
  • West Links, Arbroath

Food & Drink

Angus is known for its sweet summer produce. Picture: Shutterstock.
  • Bakers and confectioners
  • Breweries
  • Butchers and game dealers
  • Distillers and distilleries
  • Farm shops and delis
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Juice, coffee and tea
  • Markets
  • Visitor experiences

Hidden Gems

Aberlemno Pictish Stone. Picture: Shutterstock.
  • Auchmithie
  • Castle Hill
  • Craigmill Den, Carnoustie
  • Friockheim Woods
  • Kirriemuir Den
  • Pictish Stones inc Pictish Room, Aberlemno
  • Queens Well
  • St Vigeans Sculptured Stones Museum
  • Scott Wilson Memorial
  • Tayside Police Museum

Nature & Wildlife

Pink-footed geese arriving at Montrose basin reserve. Picture supplied by Peter Barden/Kirsty Wright.
  • Arbroath Cliffs
  • Balgavies Loch
  • Barry Buddon
  • Glen Doll
  • Glen Esk
  • Glen Lethnot
  • Loch of Kinnordy
  • Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
  • Montrose Bay
  • Wild South Esk Trail

Places to Eat

The Wee Cook Kitchen at Barry Downes. Picture: Gareth Jennings.
  • Andreous’s Bistro, Arbroath
  • Armstrongs, Glamis
  • But n Ben, Auchmithie
  • Cashley’s, Forfar
  • Drovers Inn, Memus
  • Glen Clova Hotel
  • Roos Leap, Montrose
  • Room with a View, Piperdam
  • Sinclairs Kitchen, Forfar
  • Wee Cook Kitchen, Carnoustie

Visitor Attractions

A view of the architecture of the ruins of Edzell castle. Picture: Shutterstock.
  • Arbroath Abbey
  • Arbroath Signal Tower Museum
  • Barry Mill
  • Brechin Cathedral
  • Edzell Castle
  • Hospitalfield
  • House of Dun
  • Inglis Memorial Hall and Library
  • JM Barrie’s Birthplace
  • Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

Walking Routes

The Sidlaws are popular with hillwalkers of all levels.
  • Arbroath to Auchmithie
  • Airlie Monument
  • Blue Door Walk, Edzell
  • Caddam Woods, Kirriemuir
  • Carmyllie Circular Trail
  • Cortachy River Walk
  • Crombie Country Park
  • Glen Moy
  • Mount Keen and Queen’s Well
  • Sidlaw Hills

Cycling Routes

Cyclist can start at Keptie Pond in Arbroath and take the route to Letham Grange. Picture: Paul Reid.
  • Arbroath Harbour to Barry
  • Edzell to Inchbare
  • Forfar to Glenogil
  • Keptie Pond to Letham Grange
  • Kirriemuir to Loch of Lintrathen
  • Kirriemuir to Glenisla
  • Kinnordy to Kingoldrum
  • Letham, Guthrie and Pitmuies
  • Monifieth to Carrot Hill
  • Montrose Basin

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