Glamis Castle, Kirriemuir And The Angus Glens
Take the B954 to Meigle
Turn left to join the A94. You may want to stop in Meigle to visit the Museum which houses the largest collection of Pictish Stones in Europe. Also worthwhile checking is Mervat’s Store and neighbouring Gallery for a bit of retail therapy and some great coffee.
Follow the A94 towards Forfar
A few miles up the road you will find signs for Glamis Castle, the childhood home of the late Queen Mother, birth place of the late Princess Margaret and legendary setting of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Tours of the castle are not too long and very informative (last tour is at approx. 4.30pm). The castle is set in magnificent parkland, which includes the Italian Garden and a Nature Trail.
The village of Glamis is worth a visit too and houses the Angus Folk Museum (National Trust of Scotland), telling the story of domestic and agricultural life in days gone by. Leave Glamis on the A928 for Kirriemuir, birthplace of J.M. Barrie (the author of Peter Pan). There is a small museum in a little whitewashed cottage, displaying many personal possessions and mementos of the author. The Camera Obscura, donated by J.M. Barrie is also worth a visit.
At Kirriemuir you can decide which of the Angus Glens you wish to visit – Glen Isla, Glen Prosen or Glen Clova. Each has a charm of its own.
Return to Alyth on the A926 from Kirriemuir – or if you have chosen Glen Isla, return via the B954.
(Route approximately 40-80 miles / 64-128 km if Glens included)