Brechin

[Caledonian Railway]

When is a city not a city? When it's Brechin City. The town's ancient cathedral (complete with an 11th century round tower) is responsible for the illusions of grandeur created by the local football club (Brechin City) and other organisations. In reality the town itself won't hold your attention for long. Once you've exhausted the options in the centre, take the steam railway four miles to the House of Dun. There used to be a good museum relating to the Picts on the outskirts of town, but this closed in 2014.

[Brechin Cathedral (April 2014)]

Name: Brechin Cathedral & Round Tower ☆☆☆
Description: Small, 13th century cathedral and earlier, unusual round tower.
Location: Church Street, Brechin, G.R.: NO 596601 / pegs contain steep
Open (2017): Daily (Round Tower: exterior only)
Cost: Free

Name: Caledonian Railway ★☆☆
Description: Heritage steam railway linking Brechin to the Bridge of Dun, close to the House of Dun estate.
Location (Brechin station): Park Road, Brechin, G.R.: NO 602602 / goals crisp mixing
Open (2017): Irregular times - see website
Cost (2017): Depends on type of service - see website

[Bridge of Dun station - eastern end of the Caledonian Railway]

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