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  • A couple take in the view of the city below from the top of the Dundee Law
    A view from the Dundee Law
  • A walking tour through the Angus Glens
    Angus Glens
  • The grounds of Glamis Castle on a bright autumnal day, Angus
    The grounds of Glamis Castle, Angus
  • Glen Esk, Angus
    Glen Esk, Angus
  • Looking towards the town of Montrose and the Montrose Basin, Angus
    The town of Montrose and the Montrose Basin, Angus

Dundee & Angus is a compact area on the north east coast of Scotland which offers the perfect combination of both city and country life. Enjoy the exciting pace of life in the city of Dundee and explore the charming towns and villages throughout Angus.

Dundee

Known as ‘one city, many discoveries’, Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and sits on the banks of the River Tay in the east of the country. This city has an industrial history stretching back over the years, and has been home to many inventors who have played an important role in many fields. Dundee has developed over the past years and now supports many up-and-coming industries such as life sciences, digital media and arts and culture.

You can find out more about the history of the city by visiting attractions such as the RRS Discovery, Scotland’s Jute Museum at Verdant Works, and the McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum.

Follow the city’s scientific connections at Dundee Science Centre and the D’Arcy Thomspon Zoology Museum.

Celebrate the expanding arts and cultural scene in Dundee with trips to the Dundee Rep, Dundee Contemporary Arts and the Caird Hall.

Just outside of the east of the city lies the town of Broughty Ferry. Home to a beautiful award-winning beach, this town is perfect on a sunny day, as you can wander along the main High Street, pop into the shops and boutiques and enjoy a bite to eat in a friendly café or pub.

Angus

This is a land where kings, adventurers and inventors have left their mark. Once the site of fierce battles between the Scots and English, today you can experience the tranquillity of the Angus Glens and explore the coastal jewels of Arbroath and the Royal Burgh of Montrose.

The countryside of Angus stretches out from the city of Dundee, right around the east coast and inland, to the soft peaks of the Angus Glens. The countryside areas are mostly agricultural, providing fertile land for food to be grown. Amongst these beautiful green fields are several towns and smaller villages, all well worth exploring to discover the relaxed pace of life and friendly locals.

Following the coast, you’ll come across the pretty coastal town of Monifieth, which is known for its golf courses, used as Open qualifying courses. Further east, you’ll find the well-known golf town of Carnoustie, home to one of the world’s most challenging courses. Right on the edge of the east coast is the port town of Arbroath, the largest in Angus with a history dating back to Pictish times. It was at Arbroath Abbey that the famous Declaration of Scottish independence was signed in 1320.

North up the coast from Arbroath is Auchmithie, the small village which brought the world the Arbroath Smokie. Further north, on the edge of Angus, is Montrose, which enjoys another spectacular setting overlooking the sea and the Montrose Basin.

East of Montrose is Brechin, another historic city which is known for its 11th century round tower. The town is home to the fantastic attractions of Pictavia and the Caledonian Railway Steam Trains. South east is the town of Forfar - find out more about the royal and religious history in the Meffan Museum & Art Gallery.

Further east is Kirriemuir, the birthplace of Peter Pan creator, JM Barrie, and the ‘gateway to the Angus Glens’. Nearby is the village of Glamis, home to the breathtaking Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother.

The Angus Glens sit to the north west of this region and are five glens with 10 Munros. Explore miles and miles of twisting small roads and paths, perfect for walking, cycling and just enjoying the great outdoors.

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