Scottish Holiday Attractions near Ethie Castle

We are situated on Scotland’s East coast, north of Dundee, Carnoustie, and  Arbroath. We are within easy driving distance of the beautiful Angus Glens, where you can see eagles, buzzards, deer and some of the most striking scenery in Scotland.

Peter Pan

Make the fairytale complete with a trip to Kirriemuir birthplace of J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan and Wendy (there is an ice-cream parlour to die for opposite Peter’s statue), see the amazing Millenium Fountain whose water comes from an ancient well deep below your feet.

Lunan Bay

Leave the car behind for the day and walk along the highest cliffs on the Angus coast, just half an hour from our door. See the Puffins and Gannets fly in from the Bass Rock, a round trip of 100 miles a day, catch sight of dolphins leaping in the bay. Descend to the wild and unspoilt sandy beaches of Lunan Bay, picnic in the dunes or walk along to Red Castle, here time and tide are taking their toll right before your eyes.

Glamis Castle

Not to be missed a tour of Glamis Castle, made famous by Shakespeare in Macbeth, and more recently the home of the late Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Take time to visit the charming village of Glamis and its interesting countryside musuem.

Pictish Stones

For those who love ancient history visit the numerous Pictish Stones at St. Vigeans, Meigle and Aberlemno, decorated with amazing ornate carvings.

Arbroath

Spend a day in the local fishing town of Arbroath with its working harbour and numerous Smokie houses. Visit the historic abbey and its visitor centre, learn more about David Beaton (who lived at Ethie Castle) and see the amazing exhibition about the Declaration of Arbroath penned by Bernard de Linton for Robert the Bruce.

Golfing

This is golfing heaven with Carnoustie and St. Andrews Championship courses almost round every corner, Edzell, Arbroath and Forfar to name a few.