Angus is an astoundingly beautiful part of Scotland that shows visitors a genuine glimpse of that ‘classic’ Scotland that you normally see in the TV adverts and the tourism brochures. It is a county made up of stunning rolling farmland (known for its fertile conditions) and brown and red fields set in front of low green valleys, undulating hills and romantic, historic glens as well as some splendid coastline – all in the shadow of the imposing Grampian mountains.
If you’re heading to Scotland for a coach tour then make sure you find yourself a Scottish coach tour company that can take you around the region’s hundreds of historical sites. Indeed you almost need an entire holiday just to take in the history of Angus. That’s because it was a home for the Pict tribes from 600 to 800AD and there are consequently endless fascinating Pict sites and Pict stones and symbols that remain intact in the region today.
Angus rolls across from Dundee all the way to the furthest reaches of the highland borders and includes exciting and vibrant cities, unspoiled beaches of white sand and craggy coastline, mountain peaks from picture postcards and idyllic nature filled bays. Travelling by coach is the only way to get around the region as it enables you to get up close to this wonderful scenery. Some highlights include Montrose, where there is a world famous RSPB Natural Wildlife Reserve (which has also deservedly been declared an area of outstanding natural beauty) and this reserve gets bird loving visitors from all over the planet. These days even the central city of Dundee, formerly a run down and dour Scottish poor cousin, is now experiencing a renaissance, celebrating its industrial heritage and its place in history as the home of Desperate Dan and bringing in visitors to the stunning and quiet beaches of Broughton Ferry. If you’re going to visit, try and get into the city for the Annual Blues Festival which attracts some of the world’s great Blues artists. There are some lovely old hotels in Dundee and if you’re on a budget look out for a Travelodge discount code on the internet – there are some good deals running year round. If you do spend a couple of nights you’ll discover a city with an exciting and up and coming nightlife as a new wave of restaurants and bars begins to populate the city.
No matter if you want to watch Golf at the famous Carnoustie Links (attracting champions since the 16th century) or head out for a healthy hike on the high Munro, or simply relax with a picnic in the delightful Lunan Bay or watch the sun set over the awesome Boddin Point, Angus has it all. Make sure you include it in your coach tour of Scotland.