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Forfar is a town in Angus.

Understand

Get in

Get around

  • town bus services

See

  • 1 Aberlemno Sculptured Stones, Aberlemno. Early Medieval standing stones
  • 2 Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Meigle. exhibition of 27 carved Pictish stones
  • Edzell Castle. ruined 16th-century castle, with an early-17th-century walled garden
  • Glamis Castle. 17th century. (Pronounced Glam-Z) is situated beside the village of Glamis. It is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, and is open to the public. Glamis Castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century, though the present building dates largely from the 17th century. Glamis was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who married King George VI, and was later known as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. Her second daughter, Princess Margaret, was born there. The castle is protected as a category A listed building, and the grounds are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national listing of significant gardens.
  • 5 Meffan Institute. museum and art gallery, includes the Pictish Kirriemuir Sculptured Stones and the Dunnichen Stone

Do

  • 1 Forfar Indoor Sports, Suttieside Rd,, ☏ +44 1307 468668. curling, bowling, ice skating
  • Angus Agricultural Show is held annually in June in the nearby town of Brechin. The next event is on Sat 8 June 2019.
  • Strathmore Highland Games are held the same weekend at Glamis Castle, so their next event is Sun 9 June 2019.
Those are followed by Kirriemuir Agricultural Show, next held on Sat 13 July 2019. Glamis Country Fair & Horse Trails, at the Castle, is a new event in the calendar, with the first on Fri 2 - Sun 4 Aug 2019.

Buy

Eat

Bridie. a local savoury meat pastry pie

  • 1 The Castle Club, 100-108 Castle St., ☏ +44 1307 466277.
  • 2 Queen Street Tavern, 45-53 Queen St, ☏ +44 1307 462722.

Drink

Sleep

  • 1 Chapelbank Hotel, 67-69 E High St, ☏ +44 1307 463151.
  • 2 The Queens Hotel Forfar, 12-14 Cross,, ☏ +44 1307 462533.

Connect

Go next

  • Arbroath
  • Dundee


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