Dundee and Angus Tourism Info


Location:
East Scotland Highlands, Firth of Tay, North Sea Coast
Counties: Angus, Dundee
Main City/Town: Dundee (Population 142,500)

Dundee and Angus Tourism Info


Dundee CityOver the Tay Road Bridge is Dundee City. Since the Roman times Dundee has been used as a naval port. Much of the old Dundee can not be seen today as it was destroyed by Cromwell's army in 1651. It took more than a century to recover and rebuild after this attack. The Jute and Jam industry helped rejuvenate the city in the 1800s. Then by the year 1870 Dundee was the main British whaling port, being home to10 steam whalers. The ship building industry then grew producing the RRS Discovery, the first ship to enter Antarctica. You can now take a tour of the ship at Discovery Point which is one of the city's main attractions. Other sights to see include HM Frigate Unicorn, the oldest British warship still afloat; and Verdant Works museum, a running factory during Dundee's jute industry days. The centre of Dundee offers a great pedestrian only street shopping district and a great arts and theatre life.

Arbroath AbbeySurrounding the city of Dundee is the county of Angus. Following up the coastline is the area of Montrose full of stunning sandy beaches, friendly fishing villages, and historic castles and towns. 17 miles from Dundee is the Arbroath Abbey, where one of the most important documents for Scotland was written. Robert the Bruce sent the Declaration of Arbroath to the Pope asking him as the King of Scotland and relieve the pressures of England upon them. Further up the coast is Lunan Bay and its beautiful white sandy beaches, one of the best beaches in Scotland. Continuing along you can stop at such attractions as Edzell Castle, Cairn o'Mount prehistoric round, Aberlemno Pictish stones, until reaching the fishing port town of Montrose.

Glamis CastleGoing inland is another highland experience amongst the Angus Glens and Cairngorm Mountains. Glen Clova is the most popular outdoor destination part of this region. Great for walking it sits in the mouth of the Cairngorm Mountains with two munros. About 4 miles south of Kirriemuir is Glamis Castle, a spectacular fairytale like castle, it was the setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth. The history of the castle starts at 600 years ago as home of the Earls of Strathmore. It was also the childhood home of Elizabeth, the late Queen Mother. You can visit the castle and its impressive gardens.

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