The traditional market town of Forfar was once the centre of the ancient Kingdom of the Picts. Now it's home to the world -renowned Forfar Bridie (a deliciously crispy meat pastry traditionally eaten by local farm workers).
For an insight into Forfar's history, art and industry, visit the Meffan Gallery and Museum. Here you can wander through time in an old cobbled vennel, peer into a knockmaker's workshop and see linen being woven. The Meffan also tells the grim history of Forfar's place in the 17th century witch hunts. If horticulture is your passion, then you can't leave the area without a visit to Pitmuies Gardens, with its roses, herbaceous borders and woodland walks.
Don't miss the monthly farmers' market which is enjoyed by visitors and locals alike throughout the year