Forfar

[Restenneth Priory]

County town of Angus, Forfar is a historic market town dating back to Pictish times, bordered by Balmashanner Hill to the south and a picturesque loch to the west. The centre has plenty of places to eat and an interesting, free museum. The ruined medieval monastery, Restenneth Priory, provides a tranquil diversion, with a number of ornate Pictish stones around the nearby village of Aberlemno also worth seeing.

[Forfar seen from Balmashanner Hill]

Name: Forfar ☆☆☆
Location: G.R.: NO 457506 / reason rivers fame

Within walking distance


>> see separate post for Forfar Loch Country Park ☆☆☆

Name: Meffan Museum and Art Gallery ☆☆☆
Description: Small, town museum aslo showcasing works by local artists.
Location: West High Street, Forfar, G.R.: NO 456506 / hill timing teams
Open (2017): Tuesday to Saturday
Cost: Free

>> see separate post for Walk: Bummie ★☆☆

Nearby

Name: Aberlemno Sculptured Stones ☆☆☆
Description: Several ornately carved Pictish stones strung out along the B9134 around Aberlemno, also with a beautiful Pictish cross slab in Aberlemno Churchyard.
Location (most northerly stone): On the B9134 five miles north-east of Forfar, approximate G.R.: NO 522559 / seabirds hawks searching
Open (2017): Approximately April to September
Cost: Free
Anything else? Park at the nearby village hall (signposted), or at the church for the cross slab there.

Name: Restenneth Priory ☆☆☆
Description: Peaceful monastery ruin with an impressive surviving tower.
Location: Off the B9119 a mile east of Forfar, G.R.: NO 482516 / golden feasts constrain
Open: Always
Cost: Free

[The tallest of the Aberlemno Stones (April 2014)]

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