Things to do

From beaches to castles to walks to visitor attractions there's always things to do in the area all year round.

Around Kinblethmont Estate

Kinblethmont is a beautiful woodland and farmland estate with lots of paths and tracks, through the woodlands and up Kinblethmont hill around the solar park. The beautiful walled garden amenity area is a great favourite with families with its play areas, table tennis and garden games.

Things to do in Arbroath

Arbroath is our nearest town 5 miles away – there is lots to do here.

The pretty harbour with its marina is fun to walk around and it has fish and chip shops and a few places to eat – don’t forget to pick up one of the famous Arbroath smokies from one of the fish shops. There are also boat trips in the summer.

Historical sites in Arbroath include the signal tower museum and the historic 12th century Arbroath Abbey and visitor centre.

Along at West Links there is a great children’s’ playground, indoor play centre and quirky independent cinema.

Beaches and coastal walks

The area has lots of beautiful beaches and coastal walks. Our local beach, a huge sandy beach backed with large sand dunes is only 10 minutes drive away. There are also beaches at Arbroath, Montrose, St Cyrus and Broughty ferry to name a new.

There is a dramatic coastal walk between Arbroath and Auchmithie – easily reached from Victoria Park in Arbroath.


The area is steeped in history and there are lots of castles to visit in the area from the dramatic ruins of Dunnottar Castle which traces its roots to a 3rd century pictish fort to the splendour of Glamis castle and gardens – the childhood home of the late queen mother.

Visitor attractions

There are lots of visitor attractions and museums in the area including
RRS Discovery in Dundee – a fascinating exhibition based around the Antarctic and Captain Scotts voyage on the ship Discovery

Verdant works about Dundee’s jute industry in the 19th Century

The iconic new building of the Dundee V&A on the waterfront.

Dundee Science Centre – a child based centre exploring the senses and all things science!

Hill walking

The Angus hills and glens are only an hour away and offer a variety of grades of hill walks from a short walk up to the Reekie Linn waterfall to the demanding Cateran trail.


This area of Scotland is famous for its golf and there are many local golf courses including those at Arbroath, Montrose. And Forfar

More well-known are Carnoustie and St Andrews. You will need to book ahead to play on these courses. At Carnoustie there are also simulator bays you can hire and you can book tours of the old golf course at St Andrews.


Scotland is famous for its Scotch whisky. There are several distilleries you can visit. Some are a little further away but they can be reached via scenic drives that pass other places of interest on the way. The nearest is at Fettercairn

Day trip to Edinburgh

You can have a lovely day out in Edinburgh from Kinblethmont. It is roughly 2 hours by car but far preferable is the scenic train journey that takes you from Arbroath over the Tay rail bridge through Fife and over the Firth Forth and the three bridges. The train takes you right into the centre where you can see a lot on foot or by taking a hop on and hop off bus tour.