CHARACTER IN EVERY CORNER
The area of Angus is situated in the North East of Scotland and is steeped in history and character.
The area is abundant with activities and places of great interest to visit. Angus is known as Scotland’s birth place – due to its links to the declaration of Arbroath which dates back to 1320.
With impressive coastlines and picturesque landscape it’s easy to see how you can fall in love with this beautiful destination.
The local area is gifted with the most impressive and breathtaking beaches and coastlines and boasts having one of the most magnificent beaches in Scotland – Lunan Bay. Lunan Bay has attracted many visitors through the ages; this east-facing beach is surrounded by sand dunes and sits surrounded by low lying cliffs. The beach is popular with surfers, horse riders, bird spotters and anglers.
Glamis Castle is located just 2 miles from Kinnettles Castle and is the finest castle in the country.
The history attached to this spectacular castle is unparalleled and it is strongly recommended you take a tour by one of the many expert guides on site. Whether you wish to book a haunted ghost tour, participate in Highland games or experience the shooting and deer stalking, the options at this spectacular venue are endless.
Scotland is undoubtedly the home of golf and Angus lends itself perfectly for many fantastic golf courses.
Whether you chose to play at the smaller inland courses such as Blairgowrie or Edzell or the larger courses like Carnoustie and The Old Course – one thing is for sure, the golf in Scotland is outstanding and its no wonder that it is the home of golf.
Another place of interest is in the nearby town of Kirriemuir, the birthplace of author J M Barrie.
The author, playwright and the creator of Peter Pan was born in the local area and his birthplace has now been turned into a museum dedicated to telling the story of J M Barrie. The exhibition rooms reveal Barrie’s life, his childhood inspirations and his journey to success.
Skiing is a very popular sport in Scotland and the scenery at these resorts is truly breathtaking.
The Glencoe and Glenshee resorts are within easy reach from the castle.
Both locations cater for snowboarders and skiers of all skill levels. Beginners can try a lesson before hitting the slopes, while experienced skiers can test their skills on the challenging black runs and take on the legendary Mogul Strewn Tiger.
Glen Clova is one of the six Angus glens in the area and is rich with wildlife.
The spectacular Scottish scenery offers breathtaking views all year round. From the towering pine trees to the snow topped mountains, there is so much to see and enjoy. If you are fortunate you may get a glimpse of a golden eagle, red squirrel or roe deer roaming the glens. If you choose to hillwalk in Scotland you will find many challenging mountains and munros to conquer as well as plenty of footpaths to follow and coastal walks to discover.
Food & Drink
Angus boasts locally grown produce that will satisfy all palates, as well as a tempting selection of distilleries, producing world renowned beverages for the discerning drinker.
The Arbroath Smokie is a delicious wood smoked haddock that simply must be sampled when visiting the local area.
It is considered a culinary delight and a signature product of Angus. These treats can be found and purchased near the harbour at Arbroath.
Ogilvy vodka is produced locally in the heart of Angus.
It was a concept thought up by the local potato farmer which led to research and potato trials. As a result a distillery plant was built on the farm and it now produces the impressive Ogilvy vodka.
THE GIN BOTHY
This local gin supplier is nestled in the heart of the Angus glens.
The gins produced are small batch gins using foraged botanicals and fruits. There are penty of delicious gin infusions to choose from including raspberry, blueberry, rhubarb and chilli – plus the award-winning Gunshot gin.
Locally we are fortunate to have The Glencadam distillery on our doorstep in Brechin.
The whisky plant was established in 1825 and is the only distillery in the county of Angus. This single malt has always been premium whisky for blending and therefore was highly sought after for some of the world’s most prestigious blends. This award winning malt is testament to the Glencadam craftsmanship and the artisan approach that they use. Visit the distillery by appointment only.
The Arbikie estate is a family owned working farm and is the newest artisan “farm to bottle” distillery in the area.
The farm produces potatoes and barley, also using local botanicals for distilling into their small batch drinks. The crops at Arbikie are very well nurtured and cared for, thus making the Arbikie vodka, whisky and gin truly delicious.
TEA & COFFEE
Right on the doorstep of Kinnettles Castle is the Kinnettles Farm, which produces delicious hand-rolled tea.
Kinnettles gold is a unique, new Scottish grown single estate tea. The tea has been processed using secret techniques which are specially designed for the Scottish climate. The Kinnettles gold tea sits between a black and a green tea and has a completely different taste to any other.
If you’re more of a coffee person, the Sacred Grounds Coffee Company is just around the corner at Brothock Burn in Arbroath. They are proud to boast that they are the only coffee roaster in Angus. Their carefully and ethically sourced beans make, quite simply, a fabulous coffee.
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