Montrose Tourist Information

Scurdie Ness Lighthouse, Montrose, Scotland

Scurdie Ness Lighthouse, Montrose, Scotland

A delightful seaside resort with a choice of Blue Flag beaches, Montrose on the Angus Coast is another of Scotland’s premier golf holiday hotspots, home to the Montrose Links – the fifth oldest golf course in the world. With great visitor day packages available and a spectacular coastal location, the two golf courses of the Montrose golf links offer the ultimate golfing challenge. The Medal Course is a regular host qualifying course for the Open at nearby Carnoustie.

A great base for family beach holidays on the Angus Coast, Montrose’s Blue Flag beaches feature stunning standing beach bays and the town has a delightful town centre brimming with grand Georgian and Victorian architecture, and a wide choice of shops, restaurants, cafes and inns. Attractions include the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre located on the sight of Britain’s first military airfield.

Sculptor and printmaker William Lamb heralds from Montrose – a statue of the golf resort’s famous son sits along the beautiful Montrose Promenade. Montrose is popular with bridwatchers as well as golfers! The town has a fully enclosed tidal basin – the Montrose Basin located at the point where the River Esk meets the North Sea, a mecca for bridwatchers with numerous bird hides on-site and a visitor centre with lots of activities for children.

Expect to see a variety of birds that all breed, feed and roost here, from Arctic Tern and Curlews to a range of duck species, Grey Heron and sometimes osprey in summer.  Stay on the family friendly North Sea golf coast.  Book accommodation in Montrose with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.