Camping in Angus

Perhaps best known as the home of Angus cattle and its first-class golf courses, this small county in Scotland’s north east is enjoying ever more interest from tourists. And with good reason – besides the Championship course at Carnoustie and its age-old neighbour, Montrose Golf Links, it boasts the lush and dramatic landscapes of the Angus Glens, golden beaches and upland farmlands.

The Angus Glens lie at the southern end of the Cairngorms National Park and are a series of tranquil valleys overlooked by the mighty Grampians. Glen Clova is the most popular thanks to its numerous walking routes, superb views and varied wildlife. The least visited is Glen Lethnot, a remote wilderness where few live and where a sense of complete peace reigns.

At the coast you’ll discover miles of golden sand, exposed rocks where limpets, crabs and anemones can be found, and grassy plains that are perfect for a picnic. Several beaches – such as West Links – have amusements nearby too, making them ideal for family days out.

 

Fofar Lochside

This Lochside camping park has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, with amenities within walking distance and plenty to do nearby.

Ideal for:
• Walking
• Golf
• Dog owners

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Reasons to visit Angus

If you’re staying at one of the many campsites in Angus, you’ll find plenty of attractions and outdoor pursuits nearby to enjoy.

Coastal attractions

The Angus coast has several highlights, once of which lies at Discovery Point in Dundee. It’s here that the RRS Discovery is moored – the ship that took Captain Scott and his crew to the freezing Antarctic in 1901. Step aboard and see what life was like on that epic journey, what Scott and his companions ate and how they spent their time. Some of the artefacts that belonged to the Discovery’s crew are on display and there are multimedia exhibitions that tell the ship’s story.

A relaxing day can be spent in the summer months on one of Angus’ beaches. A popular seaside resort for locals and tourists alike is Lunan Bay, a mile-long stretch of sand backed by dunes and with a cave and arch at the northern end. It’s a lovely place for children to play or to try water sports, and there’s a café for refreshments. West Links, meanwhile, has lots of rock pools to explore and a grassy area behind it that’s ideal for picnics. There’s also a café, miniature railway and amusement park nearby, making this a perfect option for families.

Rich history

Glamis Castle is famous as the birthplace of Scotland – it’s here where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed in 1320, which recognised Scotland as an independent country. The castle is an impressive sight, with a fairy tale air about it. Red walls are topped by battlements and turrets point to the sky, while around it extend lush, manicured grounds. Take the guided tour and the whole family will be captivated by the legends and ghost stories surrounding the castle, as well as more plausible tales of chivalry and family. Events and workshops run all year too – we advise pre-booking to avoid disappointment.

The House of Dun, a National Trust of Scotland property, also makes for a good day out for all ages. A guided tour takes you through 250 years of history, where you’ll meet the characters that helped shape the house and hear about the grisly murder of an heir to the family fortune. For kids, there’s a quiz to take part in around the house, a fairy hunt in the grounds and a play park where they can burn off some energy.

Golf

Angus is home to Championship-level golf courses such as a Carnoustie, which has staged the British Open on several occasions. The location has four courses, one of which has been specially designed for younger players and has just six holes. It’s free for all and clubs can be hired from the pro-shop. More experienced golfers will enjoy the Burnside Course, which has lots of character and offers some testing holes, or you can take the challenge of the Championship Course, treading in the footsteps of the golfing greats.

Close to our Forfar Lochland campsite is the Forfar course, which was founded in 1871 and has a friendly atmosphere as well as an interesting course that all ages can enjoy. Also popular is Edzell, which has both an 18 and a 9-hole course, either of which you can play in the shadow of the Grampian Hills. The shorter, West Water Course is on predominantly flat parkland with tree-lined fairways, making it a good option for beginners and young players.

Why choose Experience Freedom?

Whether you’re looking to camp in Dundee or in the Angus countryside, our Experience Freedom sites are a relaxing place to stay. They’re kept in great condition by dedicated wardens and are typically within easy reach of transport links and attractions. Click on a campsite to find out more or book online using our Search and Book tool.