If golf is your thing then you are definitely in the right area with 25 courses within 25 miles. The nearest Golf course is Brechin with Edzell only 10 minutes away with its 18 and 9 hole courses and driving range. Montrose with its Medal course which is the 5th oldest golf course in world and the less well known Broomfield course (ideal for beginners and higher handicap golfers) is only 20 minutes drive away. Carnoustie with its three courses is a mere 30 minutes away. The championship course, which is widely considered to be the hardest courses on the British Open circuit, is available to play with or without a caddie.
Walking in Angus for all levels of ability is ideal, it offers the best opportunity of all to see the huge variety of local wildlife including my favorite the Red Squirrel, also the magnificent hills and Glens offer spectacular walks and picnic sites etc. Angus also offers wonderful Beaches and Cliffs. There are a great variety of walks - from gentle paths to strenuous hill-walks, ideal for family rambles or serious day hiking, so you'll find that there is a route to suit you.
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The North Esk is famous for its excellent Migratory salmon and sea trout runs between the 16th of Feb until the 31st of October season, however the South Esk is virtually on the doorstep and the Finavon Castle Waters are equally exciting and under four miles away.
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Places to visit
The Fettercairn Distillery is the one of the oldest Licensed Whiskey Distillery in Scotland dating back to 1824 and is open to the public from May – September for tours and tasting in the visitors centre.
The Retreat in Glenesk the story goes was originally built by a sea captain as a retreat from the stress and strain of a life at sea, it is now the focal point of life in the glen and comprises of a Folk Museum, a gift shop, art gallery and a licensed restaurant and tearoom.
There are three historical fishing villages located on the road north between St Cyrus and Stonehaven. Johnshaven and Gordoun have still working harbours, complete with mounds of lobsterpots, old buildings, narrow streets and sea views to admire. You can pick up fresh fish, lobster and other seafood on the harbour wall in Gordoun.
The Coastal village of Catterline sits on top of the cliffs has great views and an award winning seafood restaurant, The Creel Inn. There are also fantastic rock pools to paddle in and explore.
Beaches and Sand Dunes of St Cyrus, Montrose and Lunan Bay are a short drive away.
Charleton Farm is a fantastic spot for all the family with 2 large play areas for different age groups with a great selection of things to play on/with. Also there are "pick your own" strawberries and raspberries etc. and a lovely café with great food and refreshments.
Stonehaven Open Air Pool is a heated Olympic sized seawater pool at the beach in Stonehaven and is open in the summer months. There is a water slide, midnight swims and "swopee" sessions at weekends.
Kerr's Miniature Railway is Scotland's oldest miniature railway, located in West Links Park, Arbroath.
Coffee Shop & Restaurant, Garden Centre and Country Park.
This is just a selection of things to do and places of interest to give you a taste of activities in the area.