Heritage Trails in Angus

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  • Looking out over the external walls of Arbroath Abbey
    Arbroath Abbey
  • The statue dedicated to the Declaration of Arbroath at Arbroath on a bright day, Angus
    The statue dedicated to the Declaration of Arbroath at Arbroath, Angus
  • Glen Isla against the backdrop of the Grampian Mountains
    Glen Isla
  • The House of Dun and and it beautiful gardens on a summer's day, near Montrose
    The House of Dun and and it beautiful gardens, near Montrose
  • Looking across to the harbour of Montrose, an attractive town and port on the east coast of Angus
    Montrose, an attractive town and port on the east coast of Angus

With a rich heritage of 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture, the towns and villages of Dundee & Angus are well-preserved reflecting medieval patterns of settlement. Sense the region’s history following these Heritage Trails.

From the Picts through to the Scots and the Vikings, discover the marks left on the stones and place names of Angus by the several cultures, and hear stories about the dramas of power and riches, royalty and betrayal in the great halls and castles of the area.

Each of Angus’ main towns has a heritage trail that highlights many interesting historic buildings and features.

Angus’ heritage is tangible - you can touch the walls of the Arbroath Abbey, follow the trails of the Picts, or see the history of the Angus Castle, and feel how the past becomes real and immediate.

Whether you’re discovering the region walking, cycling or driving, use the below Heritage Trails to find out more about the historic buildings and sites, houses and castles, and museums and galleries.

Arbroath Heritage Trail             Brechin Heritage Trail            Carnoustie Heritage Trail  

Dunnichen Heritage Trail          Edzell Heritage Trail              Ferryden Heritage Trail 

Forfar Heritage Trail                 Kirriemuir Heritage Trail          Monifieth Heritage Trail

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