New tourism experience launched to encourage people to explore Angus

A new tourism experience has been launched hoping to encourage people to explore a hidden gem region in the northeast.

The Angus Tour, the tagline ‘Adventure Designed by You’, takes in wild sandy beaches, historic castles, and the idyllic Angus Glens as well as a plethora of local delicacies and green experiences across all of the seven Angus towns and beyond.

The organisers say the new tour has a focus on sustainable and responsible tourism with a variety of travel options including public transport, cycling, and walking, as well as the usual driving, and will take visitors on an inspiring tour around Angus.

It also encompasses year-round visitor experiences in locations across the northeast coast region.




Running from Monifieth along the A92 to Montrose and then inland to Brechin and onto the A90 to Forfar and Glamis, it allows adventurous travelers to branch off and explore stunning locations along the way, northwards to Edzell, west to Kirriemuir, or into the Angus Glens.

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Speaking about the launch, Councillor Mark Salmond said: “It is an area of outstanding beauty, with picturesque towns, spectacular countryside, dramatic coastline, fantastic local food, and historic landmarks. It is also home to some of the most outstanding food and drink products in Scotland, including the Arbroath Smokie and Forfar Bridie”

The Angus Tour

New Autumn and Winter themed itineraries have been created, with experiences to suit every traveler whether they are looking for a high-energy adventure such as biking in the hills, or a slower, more relaxed trip visiting historic places of interest such as Arbroath Abbey or House of Dun.

The team say the themed itineraries are based around the trends history and heritage; explore the outdoors, food and drink; and be dog friendly.

They will provide visitors with a pick ‘n’ mix approach to selecting bookable products to self-led trails along the route, based on their interests.

Each of them is three days long and comes with options to start from any part of the route, meaning visitors can choose to do all or some depending on what best fits into their length of stay.

Highlights on the tour include:

  • Glamis Castle – the childhood home of the Queen Mother has beautiful grounds to explore.

  • The Gin Bothy and Gin Bothy Experience – ideal for gin fans looking to explore their favourite spirit.

  • Montrose Beach – The golden sands of Montrose Beach stretch for three miles from Montrose to the North Esk River, with stunning views south to Scurdieness Lighthouse.

  • The Arbroath Smokie Trail – tells the story of the town’s most famous export – the smokie

  • Arbroath Cliff Tours – adventure tourism business that provides breathtaking kayak tours of Arbroath’s incredible sea caves, rock formations, birdlife and dolphins.

Angus Tourism Cooperative’s Norma Lyall, said: “Stretching along the east coast from south Aberdeenshire to Dundee, and inland to Perth & Kinross, Angus is an area of incredible beauty packed with adventures for all ages and abilities. Sustainable and community-led tourism are key to the authentic adventure experiences Angus has to offer.

“Angus is highly accessible to those aiming to tread lightly with their carbon footprint. The east coast trainline takes just an hour and half from Edinburgh and are a direct route from London, you can sit back and relax until it arrives in Arbroath or Montrose. We are also on national cycle networks and have a growing number of electric vehicle charging points.”

Helping those embarking on the tour curate their ideal trip are the digital tools, the Visit Angus app, and the Insider’s Guide, which lists 100 unmissable experiences in the area.

Kathi Kamleitner, who as a travel blogger fits the criteria of who they are aiming the tour at, added: “As a lover of the outdoors, I am always looking for adventure that I can easily throw myself into that I can shape to suit my mood.

“The beauty of the Angus Tour is that there is so much to see and do without having to travel for hours between activities – the mountains and coast are so close together and so you don’t have to choose between the two.

“It’s all here, from hiking in the Angus Glens and wildlife spotting to learning about Scottish history at Arbroath Abbey and taking in the the beautiful coastline. A big draw is also green tourism businesses like Newton Farm who use solar panel electricity and minimum water wastage and encourage their self-catering guests to make their stay as green as possible.”

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Source: Einnews

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