New tourism adventure launched in the Angus Tour

A new tourism experience, the Angus Tour, has been launched today to encourage people to head off the main roads and routes to Dundee and Aberdeen and explore Angus.

Hoping to appeal to people who want to enjoy the best of Scotland in one area, the Angus Tour, Adventure Designed by You, takes in vast sandy beaches, historic castles and the stunning Angus Glens as well as a plethora of local delicacies and green experiences across all of the seven Angus towns and beyond.

The tour has a focus on sustainable and responsible tourism and offers a variety of travel options including public transport, cycling and walking, as well as driving and will take visitors on an inspiring tour around Angus, often described as a hidden gem, including year-round visitor experiences in locations across the east coast region.

Convener of communities and finance, Councillor Mark Salmond said: ‘Angus Council was awarded funding from the VisitScotland Destination and Sector Marketing Fund allowing the creation of The Angus Tour, highlighting the diversity of these visitor experiences, supporting local tourism and hospitality businesses in Angus.

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

New winter-themed itineraries have been created as part of the tour shining a light on the vast range of attractions Angus has to offer, with experiences to suit every traveler whether they are looking for 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 themed itineraries are based around the trends history and heritage; explore the outdoors, food and drink; and 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. The itineraries are three days long, and with options to start from any part of the route, visitors can choose to do all or some depending on what best fits into their length of stay.

Norma Lyall, development worker, Angus Tourism Cooperative: ‘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. Many of our tourism businesses are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment and raise awareness of regenerative tourism.

The Angus Tour map

‘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.’

Kathi Kamleitner a travel blogger at Watch Me See has visited Angus on a number of occasions.

She said: ‘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 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.’

Montrose based Sup2summit specialises in stand-up paddle boarding, bushcraft and rock climbing. Jim Wight, owner, Sup2summit, said: ‘Covid-19 has forced a monumental shift in the tourism industry. More people are now keen to explore parts of Scotland that are new to them. The Angus Tour really helps them navigate their way around what is very special part of the country, focusing on what they love to do the most.’

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

Funding from the VisitScotland Destination and Sector Marketing Fund has allowed the creation of The Angus Tour, highlighting the diversity of these visitor experiences, supporting local tourism and hospitality businesses.

For more information visit and view Visit Angus videos HERE.