The Angus countryside is characterised
by dramatic, unspoilt scenery.
A wealth of historical highlights and the vibrant city of Dundee.

Explore the local area

Enjoy discovering this part of Scotland with its contrasting landscapes of rugged coastline, gentle lowlands, and Highland glens.

To the south, Dundee is developing an exciting cultural identity based on its sea faring heritage. Closer to hand is Arbroath, home of the famous Arbroath smokie and Arbroath Abbey, where Scotland secured its independence from England in 1320. To the north, Montrose is located at the mouth of a spectacular tidal lagoon, an important wildlife sanctuary.

Activities for everyone

Lovers of golf are well catered for: play a round at Carnoustie Championship Course, venue of the 2007 Open Championship. There are also plenty of opportunities for those passionate about rambling, rock climbing, water sports or bird watching.

There are castles to suit every taste, including Glamis, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother, and the ruined Red Castle at Lunan Bay. The town of Kirriemuir is known as the Gateway to the Glens and is the birthplace of Peter Pan author JM Barrie.

Out and About

  • Carlingheugh Bay, near Arbroath
  • Shopping in Dundee's Overgate Centre
  • Arbroath Abbey
  • Montrose Basin Estuary
  • Signal Tower Museum
  • Golf at Carnoustie
  • Walking the Angus Coastline
  • Cycling along the River Tay
  • Award-winning beach at Lunan Bay
  • Glamis Castle
  • Kirriemuir - Gateway to the Glens

Places of interest

Photo of the Angus Coastline

Angus Coast

Glamis Castle in Glamis, Forfar

Glamis Castle

Image of Corrie Fee in the Angus glens

Angus Glens

Sunset at Lunan Bay, Montrose, Scotland

Lunan Bay

Carnoustie golf course in Carnoustie, Scotland


House overlooking the sea at Montrose Basin


Arbroath harbour

Arbroath Harbour

Image of Dundee city from across the River Tay