For a traditional seaside holiday or a place to relax and maybe do a bit of walking, Angus will not disappoint. Along its coast are the seaside towns of Broughty Ferry, Carnoustie, Montrose and Arbroath, offering some idyllic beaches, notably Lunan Bay. There are pretty towns to visit, such as Kirriemuir (the birthplace of J M Barrie of Peter Pan fame) and the beautiful Angus Glens to explore.
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Discovering Inland Angus
This area stretches north of Dundee from the Sidlaw Hills and fertile farmlands of Strathmore towards the foothills of the Grampian mountains. There are plenty of sporting facilities, notably the many excellent golf courses including the famous Carnoustie itself.
Those interested in wildlife, particularly birds, will find the RSPB reserve at Lintrathen and the Montrose Basin of particular interest. History buffs can visit famous Glamis Castle, which is the birthplace of the late Queen Mother.
Forfar, the capital of the Picts and now the county town of Angus, lies about 15 miles north of Dundee on the A90. The ruins of Restenneth Priory are sited on a 9th century Pictish place of worship near Forfar Loch where there is a country park and nature trail. Aberlemno, 5 miles east of Forfar, has a number of elaborately carved Pictish stones, some of which stand by the roadside and others being stored indoors in winter.
The main attraction in this area is Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother, accessed via the A94 west of Forfar. Originally a hunting lodge built in the 11th century for Scottish kings, much of the building dates back to the 15th century and the guided tour includes the crypt, the chapel (haunted by Lady Glamis who was burnt as a witch) and Royal apartments.