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ANGUS AND DUNDEE - COUNTRYSIDE AND CITY
Angus is rich farmland, with some beautiful beaches and several top-class visitor attractions. Dundee is a busy city, home to the RRS Discovery, the Sensation Science Centre, the Dundee Repertory Theatre and the McManus Galleries, newly refurbished and one of the best museums and art galleries in Scotland. At Duntrune House the countryside is on the
On board the Discovery you can find out how Scott and his team lived on their epic voyage to the Antarctic, and across the way, in Sensation there are many, varied hands-on exhibits; a fun way to make your own scientific discoveries. Dundee is also home to Desperate Dan, Oor Wullie, and the Broons – favourites of readers of the “Sunday Post” and the “Beano” and “Dandy”. Dundee is also excellent for shopping.
If you prefer your high street to be different, then a visit to Broughty Ferry, just along the coast from Dundee, is a must. There are several boutique shops selling stylish clothing, footwear, jewellery and crafts, as well as delicatessens, cafes and restaurants. A popular walk is along the beach to Barnhill Rock Gardens, where sometimes dolphins can be seen in the Firth of Tay.
The Angus countryside is one of the best farming areas in Scotland. The Angus Glens are well known for good low-level and high-level walking. There are also castles and historic houses – Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother, is full of stories, whilst the House of Dun near Montrose, is a gracious country mansion, once home of the poet Violet Jacob. The Angus Folk Museum in the village of Glamis is a microcosm of country life and in Kirriemuir J. M. Barrie, author of “Peter Pan”, spent his childhood. and the small National Trust for Scotland has a visitor centre here. Arbroath Abbey was where the Declaration of Independence was signed by Robert the Bruce and his nobles in 1320.
If you enjoy walking, there are several walks near Duntrune House and just a few miles away are the Angus Glens – Glen Isla, Glen Prosen and Glen Clova, all of which have good walks at different levels. Bird-lovers will be in heaven in at the Scottish Wildlife Trust visitor centre which overlooks the tidal bay at Montrose; whatever the season, there are seabirds and water birds of many kinds.
Less well known are the beaches – Lunan Bay, south of Montrose, is a long stretch of golden sand, sheltered by the curving bay and the dunes behind. You can visit
These are just a few ideas of where you can visit. There is plenty more to see and we can give you more ideas when you come to stay.
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