Local Area, Local Attractions, Food and Fun
Open: Easter-Oct: Mon-Sat 9.00am-6.00pm, Sun 2.00pm-5.00pm Nov-Mar: Mon-Fri 9.00am-sunset Ruined fortress dating from 12th century, spectacular setting. Scene of Victor Frankenstein, starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.
National Nature Reserve, St Cyrus:
Open May-Sept, various times, phone for details Visitor Centre, audio visual, marine life tank, dunes, cliffs and saltmarsh
Montrose Air Station Museum:
The VERY FIRST RAF aerodrome, this is a fascinating visit, ghosts and all!
Sunset Song; The Grassic Gibbon Centre
Lewis Grassic Gibbon is the celebrated pen-name of James Leslie Mitchell, one of the outstanding figures in Scottish Literature, world famous as the author of Sunset Song – released as a major film in 2015
Fettercairn Whisky Distillery:
In operation since 1824, making it one of Scotland’s oldest malt whisky distilleries. The Distillery is snugly tucked away at the foot of the Cairngorm mountains from which it takes spring water supplies. .
Golf, Golf Golf!
There is no better base for the Golfer to explore! Arguably the world’s most reowned and certainly one of the most challenging courses Carnoustie is just down the road from our own Montrose, the 5th oldest course in the world. This is no surprise really when we are only 1 ½ hours drive north of St Andrews, the very home of the Game. There are over 70 Golf Courses in Aberdeenshire and the Wider North East.
(9 miles North) , Scene of the Fire Balls ceremony every New Year a bustling harbour town with good pubs and many eateries!
Historic, links golf, museums and a super wildlife observatory at the Montrose basin this is 2 or 3 days touring alone!
The Creel Restaurant:
(5 miles North) , Super seafood and many more options, featuring real ales.
Featuring two restaurants on the same site with many awards
The Bervie Chipper!
(in the village 1 1/2 miles away) no less famous than the highly commended eateries above, our own chip shop is highly commended having also won many awards!