Many families who come to Greenhillock are content to enjoying a poke and prod with a net and bucket and some gentle Insect inspection. For the more adventurous there’s a wealth of things to do in the local area. Here’s a selection of our favourites (other beaches do exist!).
One of our favourite places on earth, no guide to this area would be complete without a mention of this spectacular beach. Five miles North up the coast from Arbroath and virtually deserted, this wild and atmospheric spot is a must for poets and dog walkers alike!
The Angus Glens
A breathtaking area of heather-clad hills, bubbling streams and deep, shady forests easily accessed from Kirriemuir, ‘the gateway to the glens’. Several woodland and mountain walks, at different levels, can be accessed from the parking place at the end of the glen, past the popular Clova Inn where are stop for afternoon tea or a quiet beer will enhance your enjoyment.
Local Country Parks at Forfar, Monikie and Crombie off forest trails, mountain biking and a range of water sports including sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.
Dating from the 14th Century, Glamis is said by some to be the finest castle in Scotland. The castle is famed as the childhood home of The Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth’.
In 1320, Robert the Bruce gathered his nobles to sign the Declaration of Arbroath asserting Scottish Independence and giving rise to Arbroath’s claim to be the birthplace of Scotland. It’s well worth a trip to this now ruined Abbey to learn more. Fish and chips on the harbour wall afterwards is a must!
Recently voted by GQ magazine as Britain’s Coolest Small City and awarded UNESCO City of Design status, Dundee has plenty to offer. Check out some of our highlights:
Home of the RRS Discovery, the royal research vessel which carried and Shackleton on their first, successful journey to the Antarctic.
One of the six oldest ships in the world, is Scotland’s only preserved warship and is the most completely original ship in the entire world to have survived from the golden age of sail.
Camperdown Wildlife Centre
If our animals aren’t exotic enough head here to see native species like golden eagle, Scottish wildcat and pine martin as well as visitors such as wolves, kangaroos and meerkats.
Jute Museum @ Verdant Works
Let the rattle and the roar of the original restored machinery transport you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee was its realm.
Angus is world famous for its food, miles of unspoilt coastline, challenging munros and a rich history.