Brechin

Towns & Villages

    The 'city' of Brechin is situated on the banks of the River South Esk in rural Angus. The cathedral (Brechin was once a city) stands boldly alongside a classic 11th century round tower - only one of two such towers on the Scottish mainland.

    In ancient times the Brechin area was populated by the Picts. Visitors can learn the fascinating story of this Celtic race at Pictavia, a visitor attraction boasting a mixture of interactive exhibits, replicas and actual artifacts. Pictavia is set in a countryside park at Brechin Castle Centre which has an adventure playground, ornamental lake and nature trail. Here you will also find a VisitScotland Information Centre so make sure you pop in and pick up a What to See & Do guide to find out more about what's on locally.

    On Sundays during the summer, listen out for the echo of the Caledonian Railway which wakens the town when the locomotives carry passengers between the Victorian Brechin Station and nearby Bridge of Dun.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner
    Share

    Explore More

    Quick Finder

    Search for Places

    Search Accommodation

    Or
    Room / Property
    If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
    Advanced Search

    Search What's On

    Or
    Start Date
    End Date

    Search things to do

    Or

    Search Food & Drink

    Or

    Recently Viewed