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  • Golf Courses

    Carnoustie

    What can one say about the Carnoustie Golf Course? That the course may be a beauty, and certainly is a beast? That this is how golf was meant to be played? One can say all that and more - but best of all Carnoustie offers a challenge to golfers of all levels.

  • Golf Courses

    Montrose

    The opinion of those who have played at the Montrose Golf Course in Angus, Scotland is that it is unfortunately overshadowed by its more famous neighbor, Carnoustie. The Montrose Medal course is a natural links course that extends to 6506 yards and is a par 71 18-hole course. It ranks among the ten oldest golf clubs and courses in the world, the exact rank being in a bit of debate, depending ...

  • Castles

    Finavon

    Finavon Castle is set within the small hamlet of Finavon, in the center of the County of Angus. Lying within the fertile Vale of Strathmore, Finavon is surrounded by glorious open farmland and stunning countryside. It is close to Forfar, a thriving, bustling market town. Finavon comprises of a castle and a country house; the ruined 14th century castle lies just to the east of the 19th ...

  • Golf Courses

    Panmure Golf Club

    Panmure Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the world, founded in 1845. At that time a nine holes course was laid by Robertson and Pires of St Andrews in the area of Monifieth. This was later extended to 18 holes in 1880. The Panmure Golf Club was then shifted to its present location at Barry in 1899. Today Panmure Golf Club is a traditional links course that is situated adjacent to the ...

  • Castles

    Brechin

    Brechin Castle and the splendid Castle Gardens have been in the Dalhousie Family since the 17th Century. The estate encompasses 55,000 acres of stunning countryside in Angus County. Lord Dalhousie is clan chieftain of Clan Maule of Panmure in Angus and Clan Ramsay of Dalhousie in Midlothian. Brechin Castle stands on a rock bluff above the River Southesk on the site of an older fortress.

  • Castles

    Affleck

    Affleck Castle is not open to view by the public but the structure is in a remarkable state of preservation. Located nine miles northeast of Dundee, just to the west of the town of Monikie, in Angus, Tayside (route B978) its original builders are not very well known. Affleck Castle was built around 1460, probably by the Auchinleks, who were the hereditary armor-bearers to the powerful Clan ...

  • Castles

    Melgund

    Melgund Castle was a roofless ruin till recently, when private restoration work was undertaken. It is located four miles south west of Brechin and about a mile from the village of Aberlemno in the Angus region. Melgund Castle was built in 1543 by Cardinal David Beaton, Archbishop and Chancellor of Scotland. He obtained this secular property, the barony of North Melgund for his favorite ...

  • Castles

    Kinnaird

    Would you like to spend a vacation in a magnificent castle nestled between the unspoiled Angus coasts and gently rolling glens? Kinnaird Castle in Brechin has opened its doors to allow guests to stay. The home of the Earl and Countess of Southesk it is the seat of the Carnegie family, Dukes of Fife and Earls of Southesk, and has been with them for over 600 years. The name “Kinnaird” comes ...

  • Castles

    Hatton

    Hatton Castle is located near Newtyle on the East of Scotland. Originally known as Newtyle Castle, it lies east of Perth and South of Kincardine. This restored 16th century tower-house of Central Angus lies immediately to the southeast of Newtyle and ten miles northwest of Dundee. Hatton Castle was built around 1575 by Laurence, the 4th Lord Oliphant and replaced the previous fortalice of ...

  • Castles

    Glamis

    Anyone who has ever been in Scotland has seen an image of Glamis Castle: it features on the Bank of Scotland ten pound note. Glamis Castle is best known as the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth’s mother, the Late Queen Mother. In fact, the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret was born at Glamis. Set in the rolling hills of Angus, 20km from the North Sea, Glamis has been the family home and ...