Montrose & Surrounding Area
Experience and explore the joys of Angus, Aberdeenshire and beyond
Places to visit during your stay at Mall House Apartment
Montrose is a Royal Burgh situated on the coast of Angus, Scotland on the main line railway, within easy reach of Aberdeen and Dundee. The town has a wide High street , intriguing closes, and mid links gardens close by. It’s also home to a busy shipping port, the hinterland produces quality soft fruit as well as grain for distilleries. Nearby are the National Trust, House of Dun, Glamis Castle and the spectacular Dunnottar Castle. Montrose museum dates back to 1840. The Montrose Air station is a must for anyone interested in its role in two world wars. The Grampian hills are a walkers paradise reached by quiet unspoilt scenic roads. Edzell Castle and J.M.Barries birthplace, the inspiration for Peter Pan, are close by.
Whether you drive or take the train, Dundee is only half an hour away. The V&A and Discovery Point are sure to be a highlight of anyone visiting the city.
Famous Golf Courses in Angus
Golf has been played in Montrose since 1562. Montrose Links offers a fantastic golfing experience and reliable playing conditions throughout the year. The classic 1562 links is complemented by the Broomfield links and together they provide an ideal 36 hole visitor day package.
Wildlife & Walks
Visit the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Montrose Basin Visitor Centre, home to over 50,000 migrating birds. Montrose Basin reserve is close by. In summer ospreys can be seen fishing in the basin, along with kingfishers and internationally important numbers of waders and wildfowl. 80,000 pink footed geese over winter at the Montrose Basin. Nearby, puffins can be seen at Crawton in season, the SNH St Cyrus nature reserve is also close. The loch of Lowes is 50 miles from Montrose.
For those who enjoy hillwalking and Munros, the Cairngorms Mountain Range is only an hour drive from Montrose. There are a number of trails with breathtaking views of Angus!
Beaches & Play Areas
You will find miles of clean, sandy beaches, with a seafront splash with a safe play area for small children in Montrose.
In 2019, six local beaches achieved Scottish Beach Award status. Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, awarded Arbroath West Links, Carnoustie, Lunan Bay, Monifieth Blue Seaway, Montrose and East Haven beaches.
The accolade recognises the high standards provided across the country to beach users.
Discover all that Angus has to offer at the Visit Angus website.
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Get on your bike and explore Angus on two wheels.
Follow the cycling and mountain bike trails around Angus, taking in the breathtaking views and scenery which stretch for miles. The routes also suggest places to stop for a bite to eat and a well-deserved slice of cake!
Take a look at the top 10 cycling routes in Angus as recommended by Angus residents and those that love visiting Angus. There are some fantastic routes which beautiful views and plenty of recommended places to stop for a bite to eat.
At Mall House Apartment we can provide a secure shed to store your bicycles upon request.
Eating & Drinking in Angus
Angus is home to some of the best produce in Scotland. From world famous Aberdeen Angus beef, to Arbroath Smokies and artisan street food.
Angus has a growing drinks industry including vodka made from potatoes and gin flavoured with local berries.
Experience a taste of Angus in the county’s many places to eat and drink. Enjoy local produce at food and drink festivals and events held throughout the year.
Visit Angus : Things to Do & See
Mall House Self Catering Apartment is the ideal base to discover Angus, one of the most beautiful parts of the country on the east of Scotland. Come and explore Angus where you will make memories that will last a lifetime.
The Visit Angus app features lots of fantastic inspirational films about Angus.
It’s your pocket tour guide and will help you decide where you want to visit during your stay at Mall House and allows you to keep track of where you’ve been using the checklist.