is the largest Angus town with a population of 26,000 and home to
the famous Arbroath Abbey founded in 1178. It was at the Abbey in
1320 that the declaration of Scottish Independence was signed outling
the desire of the Scottish people for self -determination.
Still a working port and yaught marina, Arbroath's harbour, on
the Scottish Coast, is an attractive focal point, both for the town
and as a gateway to Angus, Fife and Tayside. At the harbor, the
mouthwatering scent of that Arbroath delicacy, the 'smokie', wafts
from nearby smokehouses.
Arbroath has a fine reputation as a holiday resort, with fine sands,
leisure facilities, golf courses and the annual Sea Fest - a three
day celebration of the towns maritime heritage.
Just outside Arbroath is the busy village of Friockheim and the
18th Century House of Pitmuies with its stunning gardens.
- Our first suggestion would be to visit Arbroath
Abbey, which consists of the substantial ruins of a Tironensian
which was founded by William Lion in 1178 and that was intended
as his own burial place.
Mill - Enjoy the sights and the sounds of a working 19th century
mill. Enjoy a delightful walk through the orchards and with its
picnic tables and mill pond.
of Dun - this beautiful Georgian house is overlooking the
Montrose nature reserve which was deigned by William Adam in 1930.
galleries is a remarkable gothic building which houses Scotland's
most impressive collections of fine and collectible art
Castle is the family home of the Earl of Strathmore. Take
a wander around the park , garden and nature trail. Have a look
in the restaurant and shop too.
Yaughts at Arbroath Harbour
Folk Museum - explore one of Scotland's finest folk museums
and the life in rural Scotland over 200 years ago.
Castle visit a castle which is a very fine example of architecture
in lowland Scotland.
Birthplace - visit the birthplace of Peter Pan's author.
Folk Museum invites you to discover the history of everyday
Sculpture Stone Museum is a collection of 25 sculptured monuments.
Golf in Carnoustie
Golf Llinks (See also Carnoustie
Golf Club) have been played over the years by all the golfing
greats and have acquired a deserved reputation as a demanding
test of golfing ability. Local folklore maintains that the stretch
of rugged Scottish links land on which the majestic Carnoustie
Championship course stands today, was being used for playing golf
some fifty years before Columbus discovered America.
- While there are certainly indications that golf was first played
at Carnoustie as early as 1427, documented evidence confirms the
game was officially being played there around 1527.
- The majestic Carnoustie Championship Course is just one of the
many golfing gems, which lie scattered throughout one of the world's
finest, and as yet, comparatively undiscovered golfing regions.
Golf in Monifieth
Along the East Coast
- For a great trip why not see the other villages surrounding
lower largo such as a day in Pittenweem.
Or what about a day just admiring the beautiful boats in Anstruther's
harbour. At the same time you can visit the local nature reserve
which is only one mile long located out at the firth of forth.
Set off to St Andrews only a 15 minutes drive and take the children
to the Sea
Life Centre where young and old can see the wonderful world
of the sea and it's inhabitants from shrimp to shark after having
a look at what the aquarium has to offer, you can eat alfresco
on their beachfront terrace.
South East and Edinburgh
But for a day out in Edinburgh that you're looking for then it
has a lot to offer, why not visit its famous Edinburgh
Castle or the Royal
Mile. You can enjoy the many attractions on the way such as
the palace of Holywood
House. Or at the end of the day look in on the National
Gallery or even the Chambers
Street Museum. Other options that are in Edinburgh then there's
always the Edinburgh
Butterfly and Insect World with its fantastic, breath- taking
creatures. You will enter into there world and will discover bugs
you never knew existed. Well recommended. If you still fancy seeing
a bit more of Edinburgh then why not spend the day at Edinburgh
Zoo, one of Scotland's leading zoos - get the chance to see
some animals such as tigers, penguins and other countless species
Glasgow, home to a lot of well known places such as the Glasgow
Science Centre or the MacIntosh
School of Art. There are lots to see and do and even if it's
just for a couple of hours you can keep yourself very busy. Visit
of Modern Art a child-friendly gallery the exhibition exists
of 4 galleries and admission if free.
- Take a walk through the People's
Palace and Winter Gardens or enjoy the many beautiful exotic
plants in the large greenhouse.
House - visit the house that was built in 1931. The elegant
rooms and beautiful art is all shown on a tour. Pollok house is
a delightful place to spend a few hours away from the hustle and
bustle of the city.
Upper estuary of the Forth
Sea World - a fantastic day out. Get the chance to go to a
touch pool where you can get close to some wonderful underwater
creatures. Take a journey through the inhabited depths of the
deepest ocean. See rays, sharks and over 1000 other fishes and
marine life. Perthshire
is just 45 minutes from the cottage, where you can get a taste
of the highland scenery with its many rivers, walks and castles.
take a wander around the castle
that looks over the town. Stirling has provided the setting for
many colourful events through Scottish history; it has many attractions
for visitors including Argyll's lodgings, royal palace of James
v. Visit stirlings old town
jail and put yourself in to a prisoners' shoes and discover
what life most have been like behind bars over 150 years ago.
- Visit Bannockburn,
where a heritage centre has been built on what is believed to
where Robert the Bruce directed his troops. Then see what the
centre has to offer and look at the audio visual presentation
on the battle and there exhibition.
Wheel - the worlds first and only rotating boat lift the Falkirk
wheel is very unique - this exhibit has lots to offer with its
café, kids play area and gift shop.
Lanark - Go and see the cotton mills in New Lanark, an hour
away from Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is Scotland's most important
monument to the Industrial revolution but now it has become a
world heritage site. With it's beautiful architecture and good
museum with a theme park style ride taking you through new Lanark's
Visit the borders. With loads of castles, such as Floors
Castle, and abbeys telling the history of Border disputes
with England, they also have a selection of woolen mills. A wonderful
assortment of scenery featuring river valleys and bleak moorland.
Look around the gardens and visit Peebles, with its quaint shops
and picturesque town. You won't be disappointed. Hopefully with
our few suggestions on Arbroath and the area roundabout you will
be able to find something that interests you.