Forfar

Angus | Town |

[Forfar seen from Balmashanner Hill]

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 also showcasing local artwork. The ruined medieval monastery, Restenneth Priory, provides a tranquil diversion, with a number of ornate Pictish stones and cross slabs around the nearby village of Aberlemno also worth seeing.

[Restenneth Priory]

Location

📌 Forfar
Angus, G.R.: NO 457506 ///reason.rivers.fame

🚶 Forfar Loch and Bummie are easily walkable from the town centre. Hop on a bus for Glamis Castle.
🚌 There are direct buses from settlements including Dundee and Arbroath. The long distance coach from Glasgow / Perth to Aberdeen stops a long mile outside town.



See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Forfar Loch Country Park ★★

📌 Meffan Museum and Art Gallery ★★
West High Street, town centre, G.R.: NO 456506 ///hill.timing.teams
Open Tuesday to Saturday in 2019 | Free

>> Walk: Bummie ★★★

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

📌 Aberlemno Sculptured Stones ★★
Car park is at Aberlemno village hall, by the B9134 in Aberlemno village centre at G.R.: NO 522559 ///engaging.bells.lurching.
Viewable from early April to late September | Free

Anything else? Turn left out of the car park to visit 3 of the stones, which are all within a few-min walk next to the B9134. The 4th stone is in Aberlemno churchyard, a 5-min walk in the other direction (follow signposts), G.R.: NO 522556 ///permit.warnings.bunch

📌 Restenneth Priory ★★
Off B9119 2 mi east of Forfar, G.R.: NO 482516 ///golden.feasts.constrain
Always open | Free

[The tallest of the Aberlemno Stones, alongside the shortest of humans (5/4/14)]

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