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Montrose is a quiet harbour town that has a little bit of something for everyone, with two golf courses (including the 5th oldest in the world, don't you know); a three mile long, blue flag beach; and Montrose basin, which is considered a nature reserve of international importance. It is the largest inland salt water basin in the UK, and an important habitat for the pink footed geese where up 70, 000 of these birds winter over from Iceland, on still nights you can hear their calls all over town.

For a great little eye opener of all the opportunities to do while visiting Montrose and the wider area have a little look on the following video provided by The Montrose Heritage Trust


The town has a number of restaurants, pubs and cafes; a newly equipped sports centre and swimming pool; a plethora of parks and walks; as well as myriad fishing and shooting opportunities.

Based in the North East coast of Scotland almost exactly half way between Aberdeen and Dundee, both with great rail links and easy driving distance. So whether you're looking for somewhere interesting to stop for a day or two while on route to elsewhere or a base to explore the north east of Scotland, Montrose is the place for you.

This is just a small sample of things to see and do in Montrose - for more detailed information try the Visit Scotland website.

House of Dun and Montrose Nature Basin
Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland. Designed with Georgian pride and baroque extravagance, House of Dun is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home.

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Scottish Wildlife Trust – Montrose Basin Visitor Centre
Montrose Basin is the enclosed estuary of the South Esk River. The reserve includes a 4-star visitor centre along with four remote bird hides.
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Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Montrose was the location for Great Britain’s first operational military airfield and was established by the Royal Flying Corps in February 1913.

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Montrose Golf Links
Montrose Links offers a fantastic golfing experience and reliable playing conditions throughout the year. Our classic Medal links is complemented by our Broomfield links and together they provide an ideal 36 hole visitor day package.
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Fishing in North & South Esks
The rivers North Esk and South Esk lie side by side in Angus providing the connoisseur angler with a choice of fishing through spring, summer and autumn runs. The river North Esk is one of the most prolific salmon rivers in the northern hemisphere. The South Esk is one of Scotland's finest sea trout rivers during the summer months.

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Montrose Scotland can offer some of the best shooting for geese in the world, and with the number of geese increasing each year it can only get better. There are also options for duck, pheasant, rabit and deer stalking.
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There are many other sites including Montrose Museum, Fettercair Distillery, St. Cyrus National Nature Reserve, Arbroath Abbey and Dunninald Castle and Gardens to name but a few.

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