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Forfar is a small town in Angus 20 miles north of Dundee. The main reasons to visit are Glamis Castle, and the fine collections of Pictish carved stones.

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  • 1 Aberlemno Sculptured Stones, Aberlemno. Early Medieval standing stones Aberlemno Sculptured Stones (Q2293146) on Wikidata Aberlemno Sculptured Stones on Wikipedia
  • 2 Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum, Meigle. exhibition of 27 carved Pictish stones Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum (Q6810005) on Wikidata Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum on Wikipedia
  • 3 Edzell Castle. ruined 16th-century castle, with an early-17th-century walled garden Edzell Castle (Q2373236) on Wikidata Edzell Castle on Wikipedia
  • 4 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. Glamis Castle (Q1529151) on Wikidata Glamis Castle on Wikipedia
  • 5 Meffan Institute. museum and art gallery, includes the Pictish Kirriemuir Sculptured Stones and the Dunnichen Stone Meffan Institute (Q6807940) on Wikidata Meffan Institute on Wikipedia


  • 1 Forfar Indoor Sports, Suttieside Rd,, +44 1307 468668. curling, bowling, ice skating
  • Watch football: Forfar Athletic play soccer in Scottish League One, the third tier in Scotland. Their home ground is Station Park, capacity 7000, on Carseview Rd at the north edge of town.
  • Angus Agricultural Show is held annually in June in the nearby town of Brechin. The next event is probably on 13 June 2020 but tbc.
  • Strathmore Highland Games are normally held the same weekend at Glamis Castle, but the 2020 games were cancelled so their next event is probably Sun 13 June 2021, tbc.
Those are followed by Kirriemuir Agricultural Show, next probably on Sat 11 July 2020 but tbc.
Glamis Country Fair & Horse Trails, at the Castle, is next held F 31 July - Su 2 Aug 2020.



  • Bridies are local savoury meat pastry pies.
  • 1 The Castle Club, 100-108 Castle St DD8 3DR, +44 1307 466277. M-Sa 12:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00; Su 16:30-19:00. Their Sunday High Teas are good value.
  • 2 Queen Street Tavern, 45-53 Queen St DD8 3DL, +44 1307 462722. M Tu 11:00-23:00, W-Sa 11:00-00:00, Su 12:00-20:30. Good pub grub.




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Routes through Forfar
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