SUGGESTED TRIP AROUND THE ANGUS AREA WOULD INCLUDE…..
Thursday 22nd June 2017 Judging day at Highland Show, including machinery, crafts and MUCH more.
Then build around that day including:
Looking round Edinburgh including an open top bus tour, Royal yacht Britannia, exploring the streets, up the Royal Mile to the castle (outsides)
Drive North and join in the Open Weekend at Dunlouise (DD8 2RU) and explore the county where our wonderful breed originated from, including:
- Aldbar castle (through the old archway, 200 meters and WALK left down the slope to the old church and Chalmers’ gravestones; home of the Nells of Aldbar)
- Glencadam Distillery a few miles further on (prebook the free tour)
- Glamis Castle and the 50 minute tour, buy memorabilia, good lunch, home of the late Queen Mother. A very “doable” castle!
- Newtyle church yard to Hugh Watson’s grave (our founding father of the breed), which is behind the church. Sunday 25th 10am church service with Rev Carleen Roberton - ALL welcome.
- Drive into Glen Isla and do the loop past Forter Castle, taking in the scenery although Angus cattle are now few. Eat and stay at the Glen Isla Hotel - small and rustic.
- Drive into Glen Clova to see more of Scotland, walk and eat at the Clova Hotel. Accommodation too.
- Drive into Glen Prosen to the Spott farm where the Jipsey family originated.
- Drive out of the glens into Kirriemuir, home of JM Barry and Peter Pan, Bon Scott statue and much more, for a small market town. Look behind Vissochi’s ice-cream shop at the flag stone inscriptions, lunch at 88 degrees or one of the other coffee shops.
- Prebook your golf at Forfar, Carnoustie, Kirriemuir, St Andrews etc
Monday 26th June - Dunlouise Native International Sale of live cattle (including info for overseas flushing), embryos, semen.
Moving on to Crieff Famous Grouse Whisky Experience, Pitlochry, House of Bruar (countrywear shopping, great food, a walk to the Bruar falls).
So, to all those people who have asked for help to create their own trip, I would advise you to Google the above, reserve all accommodation, come prepared for all weathers! And prebook your AUTOMATIC hire car.
More hotel suggestions on the other tour options.
Travelling West moving away from the Angus story into more dramatic countryside & salmon fishing country - stunning drive.
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DD8 2RU - DUNLOUISE - Open weekend to preview the Native cattle 24/25 June ENJOY THIS UNIQUE SALE on Monday 26th June 2017!
PH7 4HA - FAMOUS GROUSE WHISKY EXPERIENCE CRIEFF, FUN TOUR, NICE FOOD AND BOOZE TO BUY! (56 miles) - ATTRACTIVE MARKET TOWN
PH16 5BX - PITLOCHRY - QUAINT HISTORICAL TOWN WITH SALMON LADDER, MACDONALD BROS BUTCHERS (OUR BUTCHER!) VISITORS CENTRE, SHOPS, BEAUTIFUL DRIVE - LOVELY STROLL (35 miles)
PH18 5TN - HOUSE OF BRUAR, GREAT SHOPPING FOR AUTHENTIC BRITISH COUNTRYWEAR, GREAT FOOD, BEAUTIFUL DRIVE, WALK TO BRUAR FALLS BEHIND SHOPS - A FAVOURITE. (9 miles)
Faster roads - take care on the A9 - sometimes dual carriageway, sometimes not!! Google, prebook, prepare for all weathers.
(Total 100 miles)
Crieff Hydro 4* - big hotel, lots to do - 01764 655555
Fishers Hotel, Pitlochry 3* - central - 01796 472000
Craigmhor Lodge & Courtyard Pitlochry 4* - 01796 472123
Fonab Castle Hotel Pitlochry 5* - outside town - 01796 470140
Pitlochry theatre and gallery
Visit Blair Atholl Castle, walking, fishing, whitewater rafting.
Pre book your hire car specifying automatic, googlesuggestions and make reservations.
Come prepared for all weathers!
Travelling South for a taste of our lowland, small coastal towns with gentle walks & food.
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DD8 2RU - DUNLOUISE - HOME OF THE NATIVE ANGUS! Open weekend
24/25 June to preview the cattle and International Sale Monday 26th June 2017. All welcome.
DD11 1PB - ARBROATH - A SMALL FISHING TOWN, HARBOUR, MARCO’S FISH & CHIPS & sit outside by the harbour, TASTE ARBROATH SMOKIES IN ONE OF THE LITTLE FISH SHOPS, (13 miles), SUGAR & SPICE COFFEE SHOP, ARBROATH ABBEY
But n Ben Restaurant, Auchmithie DD11 5SQ - 01241 877223
Rent our nephew’s holiday flat overlooking the sea and harbour - phone Elspeth on 07971441030 - Quayside Marina - DD11 1AY
DD7 7JE - CARNOUSTIE GOLF HOTEL & SPA AND A CHANCE TO PLAY A LINKS COURSE. 01241 411999 (7 miles)
KY16 9JD - ST ANDREWS - HOME OF GOLF, ROYAL & ANCIENT GOLF
COURSE, ABBEY, SHOPPING, SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS, ANCIENT UNIVERSITY ATTENDED BY PRINCE WILLIAM! (29 miles)
PH2 8AD - ABERDEEN ANGUS CATTLE SOCIETY, PERTH - RIVER WALKS, SHOPPING, PERTH CONCERT HALL (34 miles) This route sticks to larger, faster roads. (Total of 75 miles)
ST ANDREWS HOTELS:
MacDonald Rusacks Hotel 4* central - 03448799136
Premier Inn St Andrews 3* outskirts of town - 08715279428
Fairmont Hotel & Spa 5* a short drive from the centre - 01334837000
Lots of nice restaurants in the centre
Royal George 3* central - 01738624455
Mercure Perth Hotel 3* central - 08448159105
Sun bank House Hotel 4* - 01738624882
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Travelling North into the beautiful Angus Glens where the Angus story began 170 years ago - Jipsey, Erica, Eulima, Cherry Blossom, Nell, Ruth, Kindness Pride, Prides of Aberdeen - 8 of the remaining 9 cow families.
DD8 2RU - DUNLOUISE - WELCOME! - Open Weekend 24/25th June to look round and International Sale Monday 26th June 2017
DD8 1RJ - GLAMIS CASTLE - HOME OF THE LATE QUEEN MOTHER AND MACBETH LEGEND! 50 MINUTE TOUR, GOOD LUNCH AND SOUVENIRS (7 miles)
PH12 7TS - NEWTYLE CHURCH & HUGH WATSON’S GRAVE -FOUNDING FATHER OF OUR ANGUS BREED. (7miles) - CHURCH SERVICE SUNDAY 25TH JUNE 10 am, ALL WELCOME
DD5 2BJ - KIRRIEMUIR - SMALL GLEN TOWN, VISOCCHI’S ICE-CREAM, FLOOR PLAQUES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE BEHIND THE SHOP, PETER PAN STATUE IN THE SQUARE, 88 DEGREES COFFEE SHOP, 2 STREETS OF SHOPPING, BON SCOTT STATUE (AC/DC)(12 miles)
DD8 4QS - GLEN CLOVA HOTEL, ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, WALKING, DRAMATIC DRIVE IN AN OPEN VALLEY B & B or lodges/lunch/walking/shooting / hot tubs! ££ 34 miles)
DD8 4RS - THE SPOTT FARM, GLEN PROSEN, IN A MORE CLOSED GLEN - WHERE THE JIPSEY NATIVE ANGUS ORIGINATED (14 miles)
DD8 5JJ - LOCHSIDE B & B LINTRATHAN GLEN ISLA £ and DD8 5JJ - PEEL FARM CRAFT/LUNCH/GIN BOTHY! (STRONG RECOMMENDATION FOR A GLEN OVER NIGHT STAY)
FORTER CASTLE (GOOGLE) FOR ACCOMMODATION AND WE COULD FIND YOU A COOK.
PH11 8PH - GLEN ISLA HOTEL - £ - GREAT ATMOSPHERE, VERY CASUAL, FAB SUPPERS AND ACCOMMODATION
All slow driving on small country roads, so take your time. Come prepared for all weathers!
Use Google to pre book accommodation etc.
(80 miles tour approx then 24 miles back to Dundee)
Double Tree Hilton Hotel 4 * quiet & on edge of DUNDEE - 01382 641122
Premier Inn West 3* - outskirts of DUNDEE nearer Dunlouise - 0871 5278326
Premier In Discovery Quay 3* near train station, Discovery ship exhibition and walking distance to DUNDEE centre - 01871 5278320
Apex Hotel & Spa 4* overlooking river, walking distance to centre of DUNDEE 01382 202404
Playwright restaurant ££ and DCA supper and cinema £ DUNDEE