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.