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Angus Guide

Angus is a contrasting landscape, where rugged coastlines, gentle lowlands and Highland Glens, merge easily and unexpectedly, and produce world-class golf locations set against dramatic and breath-taking scenery. Give yourself plenty of time to absorb romantic castles, glistening beaches and stunning formal gardens; experience top-quality visitor attractions that inform, inspire and entertain; and indulge in modern, 21st century, cosmopolitan city life, which blends shopping, art, theatre and culture.

Some facts about Angus:

• The famous 'smoked haddock' can only claim the official title if they're smoked within a five-mile radius of the Angus town of Arbroath. Legend has it that the smoked haddock's origins was an absolute fluke: fishermen used to store their fish in the lofts of their cottages and it was when one of the cottage burnt down with a stash of haddock inside that the Smoke flavour was discovered.

• The Angus town of Kirriemuir is the birthplace of JM Barrie, author of Peter Pan. The wash-house at the back of the author's childhood home is said to have been the inspiration for the Wendy house.

• The original lead singer/ songwriter of the Australian heavy metal band AC/DC, was born in the Angus town, Kirriemuir.

• Glamis Castle, in Angus, is the legendary seat of Macbeth. It was also the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and her younger daughter Princess Margaret.

• Angus' Carnoustie Golf Course has evidence of the game being played there as early 1527—25 years' earlier than St Andrews first written reference of 1552.

• James Chalmer's invention, the sticky postage stamp is credited with having saved the Penny Postage Service, the precursor to today's Royal Mail.

• The Angus cattle breed isn't the region's only fine food export. The county is also famous for its potatoes and soft fruits, with nearly half of Scotland's Class 1 agricultural land in Angus.

Here are just some places to visit in and around Angus:

Edzell Castle & Garden
Edzell
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland

J M Barrie's Birthplace
9 Brechin Road
Kirriemuir Angus and Dundee,
Scotland DD8 4BX
Glamis Castle
Glamis Forfar Angus and Dundee,
Scotland DD8 1RJ
Dunninald Montrose
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland DD10 9TD
House of Dun
Montrose

Angus and Dundee,
Scotland
Verdant Works
West Hendersons Wynd Dundee,
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland
Unicorn Preservation Society
Victoria Dock Dundee,
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland
Mills Observatory
Balgay Park Glamis Road Dundee,
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland
Arbroath Museum
Signal Tower Ladtloan Arbroath,
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland
Mcmanus Galleries
Albert Square Dundee,
Angus and Dundee,
Scotland

Scotland is packed with stunning countryside views, steaped in history and proud of its many traditions.
There really is something for everyone in Scotland and the BEST way to get the full experience is by camping.
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