See & Do:

Historical Interest

The east of Scotland is well known for
many important places of historical interest.
Some consider it to be the so-called Birthplace of Scotland. Angus and Tayside boast some truly splendid castles with impressive gardens as well as many interesting Celtic and neolithic sites.

Other historical places nearby

  • Arbroath Abbey

    10.1 miles away

    Explore the origins of the most famous document in Scottish history – the Declaration of Arbroath. Scotland’s nobles swore their independence from England in this letter to the Pope, sent from Arbroath Abbey in 1320. Explore the substantial ruins of a Tironensian monastery, founded by William the Lion in 1178.

  • Glamis Castle

    11.8 miles away

    Home of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne and home of the Lyon family since the 14th century and the inspiration and setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Though King Macbeth’s connections to Glamis are entirely fictional, the castle is steeped in Scottish history with sumptuous interiors and splendid gardens.

  • Aberlemno Stone

    3.5 miles away

    There are four stones with Pictish carvings in the village of Aberlemno, variously dating between about AD 500 and 800. Three stand on a roadside, while one stands in the village churchyard. The stones show a range of carvings, from characteristic Pictish symbols to overtly Christian iconography.

  • House of Dun

    11.5 miles away

    Set amid glorious gardens and woodland, House of Dun is every inch the perfect
    18th-century laird’s home. The Dun Estate boasts some wonderful walks and fantastic views overlooking the Montrose Basin and is one of the most original houses designed by William Adam Senior.