Things to do in and around Montrose
The coastal town of Montrose and the surrounding area is like a hidden gem. Whether you are looking for beaches, golf courses, distilleries, munros, a spot of history, farm shops or local eateries there is something for everyone.
Take a look at our top picks of things to do while you're in the area...
Ma Yom Thai Restaurant
Just a mile outside of Montrose, Charleton is a family-run farm where you can pick your own seasonal fruit and vegetables. The farm also has a café, a free adventure park for young families and a shop which sells local produce, gifts and homeware.
Keep an eye out for local events such as makers’ markets and other family activities.
Montrose Seafront Splash Playpark
Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre
Montrose Golf Links
SUP2Summit - Paddle Boarding
A commemorative statue celebrating Bamse, a heroic St. Bernard that was stationed in Montrose as a Royal Norwegian Navy sea dog during the Second World War.
He became a local celebrity around town, known for getting on buses to round up his crewmates from their favourite watering holes for curfew. His gravesite can also be visited at Montrose estuary.
Montrose Basin Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve
Scurdie Ness Lighthouse
The aptly named Elephant Rock, is a naturally formed coastline arch that has been weathered into the shape of an elephant when viewed from certain angles.
The rock can be accessed through a variety of walking paths such as Boddin Point or along the Scurdie Ness coastal footpath.
St Cyrus National Nature Reserve
Around 20 miles north of Montrose lies the dramatic ruins of Dunnottar Castle. The ruins sit on a rocky, coastal cliff top that is surrounded by the North Sea on three sides creating breathtaking views of the East Coast.
It is a fantastic destination for history enthusiasts and tourists.
Edzell Castle and Garden
Angus Glens & Coastal walks around Montrose
The Angus Glens offer striking valleys mixed with moorlands, farmlands and woodlands. Each glen offers a variety of walks of different levels and distances to keep any type of explorer happy. The numerous walking paths of Montrose and its surrounding area are a great way to explore the varied coastline and landscape.
On the outskirts of Montrose and founded in 1824, Fettercairn is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland.
Book a tour to discover how Fettercairn’s exceptional whiskies are made and enjoy a small tasting at the end of the tour (there’s even a takeaway dram for drivers to enjoy later).
Arbikie Estate is a family-owned working farm outside Arbroath on the east coast of Angus.
The first single-estate distillery in Scotland to produce both white and brown spirits using traditional Scotch distilling methods and equipment, Arbikie grows, distil, matures and bottles their family of spirits at their Arbikie Farm Distillery.
Definitely the lovely staff members. the food is just stunning. And just everything about My Yom, first class restaurant. if you haven't been it's a must go place to eat.
First time at the restaurant. Food is excellent! Service very professional and attentive. Would highly recommend others to try it. Thank you for a great time!
Absolutely fantastic birthday meal. The food was stunningly delicious and the cocktails were amazing. The staff were fantastic and looks after us the whole evening. We had one person with special dietary needs and the staff couldn’t have done more to ensure that everyone had exactly what they wanted and enjoyed every mouthful. This was my first visit but definitely will not be my last 😍
Excellent food and cocktails service was superb. 5 stars!
This restaurant is fabulous, the staff are so friendly and attentive. great value for money. The food is absolutely delicious, just can't fault the place. We will most definitely be back