Angus | Brechin | Cathedral & heritage railway | ★★★

[Caledonian Railway]

When is a city not a city? Answer: when it's Brechin City! The town's ancient cathedral (complete with an 11th century round tower) is responsible for the illusions of grandeur held by the local football club (Brechin City) and other organisations. In reality the town itself might not hold your attention for long. Once you've exhausted the options in the centre, take the steam railway 4 miles to the House of Dun.

[Brechin Cathedral (5/4/14)]

Location & info

📌 Brechin Cathedral & Round Tower ★★
💬 Small, 13th century cathedral and earlier, unusual round tower.
Church Street, town centre, G.R.: NO 596601 ///pegs.contain.steep
Open daily (Round Tower: exterior only) | Free

📌 Caledonian Railway ★★★
💬 Heritage steam railway linking Brechin to the Bridge of Dun, close to the House of Dun estate.
Western terminus is at Brechin station, Park Road, 5-min walk east of Brechin town centre, G.R.: NO 602602 ///goals.crisp.mixing. Eastern terminus is by minor road at Bridge of Dun, G.R.: NO 664587 ///described.from.stockpile
Open on irregular dates (mostly weekends in summer and December - see website) | £8+ adult / £6+ child for return ticket, depending on event type

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


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