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  • The ruins of Arbroath Abbey
    Arbroath Abbey
  • A vintage steam engine on the Caledonian Railway, Brechin
    Take a ride back in time in a vintage steam engine on the Caledonian Railway, Brechin
  • Looking towards the RRS Discovery at Discovery Point, Victoria Dock, Dundee
    Discovery Point offers a fascinating insight into the voyage of the RRS Discovery to Antarctica
  • Looking across the beautifully maintained garden of Edzell Castle, a 16th century tower house in Angus
    Edzell Castle, a 16th century tower house in Angus
  • The exterior of Verdant Works, Dundee
    Verdant Works, Dundee

Let your imagination be stirred in the historic attractions of Dundee & Angus with tales of Pictish stones and legendary explorers.

Tour the restored textile factory Verdant Works and learn about Dundee's fascinating jute manufacturing past or explore the RRS Discovery, a legendary vessel that Captain Robert Falcon Scott chartered on his seminal expedition to Antartica. The ship was originally built in Dundee, as the city's shipyards had a long experience of constructuing ships strong enough to sail through the Arctic pack ice.

Dundee's second ship sits nearby at the waterfront, berthed in Victoria Dock. The amazingly well preserved HM Frigate Unicorn is the oldest British-built warship still afloat today.

Walk among the red sandstone ruins of Arbroath Abbey where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed. Learn about this document, in which Scottish nobles swore their independence from England, in the state-of-the-art visitor centre.

At Pictavia you can discover the fascinating story of the Picts, an ancient warrior tribe who inhabited much of the north of Scotland in the first millennium AD.

Visit the beautiful Georgian building, the House of Dun, just 3 miles south of Montrose. This elegant home has a spectacular setting and inside you can see a model theatre display, and some of the finest paintings in the National Trust for Scotland collection.

You can also uncover treasures like the Aberlemno sculptured stones around the area. These richly decorated sculptures record hunting and battle scenes from as far back as the seventh and eighth centuries.

Take a look through the listings and plan a trip to some of the historic attractions in Dundee & Angus.

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  1. Gradings

    Forfar

    Meffan Museum & Art Gallery, in the centre of Forfar, is both a local history museum and an art gallery. A diverse programme of art exhibitions, across the full year, brings the work of local, national and internationally-renowned artists to Forfar.

  2. Barry Mill

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    4 Visitor Attraction

    Carnoustie

    Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel, and the sound and smell of grinding corn in this early 19th century working mill.

  3. HM Frigate Unicorn

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    Historic Ships & Boats

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    • 3 Historic Attraction
    3 Historic Attraction

    Dundee City

    Now 175 years old, the Frigate Unicorn is one of the world's most remarkable historic ships and Scotland's only example of a wooden warship.

  4. William Lamb Studio

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    Museums

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    Montrose

    William Lamb Studio is home to a unique collection of works by Montrose artist and sculptor William Lamb.

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    • 4 Visitor Attraction
    4 Visitor Attraction

    Arbroath

    Travel on Scotland's oldest passenger carrying miniature railway, a great day out for the whole family.

  6. St Marks Church

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    Historic Buildings & Homes

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    Dundee City

    We are open for short tours every Tuesday - Friday 9.30 am - 5.30 pm, in addition worship services are held every Sunday at 11 am and are open to all visitors.

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    • 3 Visitor Attraction
    3 Visitor Attraction

    Brechin

    Caledonian Railway is a heritage steam railway which runs for 4 miles from a unique Victorian terminus station at Brechin to Bridge of Dun.

  8. Gradings

    Montrose

    Welcome to Lord Doyle of Montagu, Cambs Fine Arts

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    • 3 Museum
    3 Museum

    Broughty Ferry

    Discover the people, environment, history and wildlife of Broughty Ferry in this amazing 15th century coastal fort, which houses a fascinating museum. Enjoy stunning views of Broughty Beach and the Tay estuary.

  10. Gradings

    Brechin

    Brechin Townhouse Museum displays local history exhibitions, works by Brechin artist David Waterson and a model of the town as it was in the 1820s.

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