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 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.
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 travellers to branch off and explore stunning locations along the way, northwards to Edzell, west to Kirriemuir, or into the Angus Glens.
New autumn and winter themed itineraries have been created as part of the tour, highlighting the range of attractions Angus has to offer, with experiences to suit everyone 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 stay.
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’m 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 there’s so much to see and do without having to travel for hours between activities – the mountains and coast are so close together 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 guests to make their stay as green as possible.”
Funding from the VisitScotland Destination & Sector Marketing Fund has allowed the creation of The Angus Tour, highlighting the diversity of these visitor experiences, supporting local tourism and hospitality businesses.