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WELCOME TO GNWS TRAVEL GUIDE FOR SCOTLAND
- The magnificent region of Angus and Dundee in the East of Scotland combines a rich history of ancient civilisation, monarchs and
pioneers spanning two millennia with some of Scotland’s most unspoiled landscapes interspersed around its enchanting coastline
and its stunning wilderness inland. Why not uncover this unique region of Scotland’s East Coast and take time to immerse in what
Angus has to offer, from a fine selection of championship golf courses at Carnoustie to romantic castles such as Glamis Castle,
the birthplace of The Queen Mother.
The region’s interior is certainly worth exploring during your visit with a host of outdoor leisure pursuits at your disposal. Get away from it all in wild and desolate landscapes of the Angus Glens that captivate all senses, from constrating hues of moorland, to scented flora and melt water cascades in the higher altitudes. Situated 30 minutes drive north from the hustle and bustle of Dundee, The Angus Glens is excellent walking country, boasting more than 10 peaks of more than 3,000ft . Popular beauty spots include Glen Clova, north of Kirriemuir and Glen Lethnot where you can take to a vast network of drovers paths that lead into the very heart of the Cairngorm Mountains National Park.
In contrast to the sweeping mountainous landscapes, Angus is surrounded with a beautiful rugged coastline interspersed with sandy coves, cliff tops and a rich plethora of landmarks and attractions that unveil the area’s Pictish roots.
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The coastal trail starts from the Dundee, heading eastwards and northeast wards for 65 miles to the town of Montrose at the border with Aberdeenshire. The town of Arbroath is favourite stop-off for its delicious Arbroath ‘Smokies’, haddock which is slowly smoked over burning wood. Heading north along the Coastal Trail, Dunnottar Castle is a must see attraction, perched majestically above a rocky outcrop overlooking the North Sea.
Scotland’s fourth largest, Dundee is the region’s hub for exploring its multitude of hidden gems. Dubbed the ‘City of Discovery’, many traces of its maritime past and industrial age can be found at various sites across Dundee from the award-winning Verdant Works, a heritage centre that uncovers the Jute and Textile industry that the city was globally renowned for to R.R.S Discovery at Discovery Point, Captain Scott’s famous ship used in his Antarctic expedition. Throughout the year, Dundee offers cultural enthusiasts an eclectic mix of events and festivals that celebrate its colourful arts and music scene, including the annual Summer Festival, Guitar Festival and the largest Food and Flower Festival in the country. Angus and Dundee has an endless array of first-class accommodation from luxurious 4-star hotels to premiere quality self-catering accommodation, some of which are featured in GNWS Accommodation Guide. Why not spend time in this stunning region, ideal for a romantic short breaks in the Angus Glens or city breaks in Dundee.