Our Local Town of Arbroath

arbroathArbroath is a colourful mix of fishing port, holiday resort and historic town. In 1320, it was the scene of a significant landmark in Scottish history when Scotland’s nobles swore their independence from England during the ‘Declaration of Arbroath’ at the town’s Abbey (now a popular visitor attraction).

Stroll down to the seafront and you can visit the Signal Tower Museum which tells the story of Arbroath and its people. Then follow the evocative aroma to find a local producer of the famous Arbroath Smokie (haddock smoked slowly over beech and oak).

Nearby Forfar

Our county town of Forfar offers everything for a relaxing day out. The Meffan Museum and Art Gallery is a fantastic little place in the centre of town with lots of local history and lovely pieces of art. Exhibitions are changed regularly and entry is free of charge.

Outdoors, within 2.5 miles east of the town is Murton Nature Reserve (great for children and adults alike) and close to  Forfar at Lunanhead is Restenneth Priory, which is said to be the final resting place of Prince John – son of legendary King Robert the Bruce of Scotland. Forfar Loch is at the far end of the town and is a 2.7 mile walk all round.

After you’ve worked up an appetite, there’s another local delicacy to try. This time it’s the Forfar ‘Bridie’ – a half moon shaped meat pie that’s loved by locals and visitors alike.