Angus is a beautiful county which is the cultural birthplace of Scotland, where the seeds of modern democracy were sown in the Declaration of Arbroath.
Before Angus became part of the kingdom of the Scots, it was southern heartland of our Pictish ancestors, who fought, hunted, fished, and inscribed their culture in stone.
This proud heritage is an inspiration today for the friendly people of Angus, and is the cornerstone of the warm welcome we extend to our visitors.
Angus offers miles of unspoiled charm; of idyllic beaches, unspoiled glens, rugged mountains and breath-taking scenery to explore. In an area of just 2,200 square kilometres rolling countryside, rugged cliffs, seaside towns, market burghs, turreted castles and ancient relics stand side by side. With such a rich bounty, Angus offers the perfect environment for a wide variety of historical, cultural, outdoor and leisure pursuits.
In the first millennium AD, the Pictish (Pictii - or painted people as the Romans named them)people of Angus paid their homage to this unique part of the world, leaving for future generations a wonderful legacy of mysterious carved stones which grace the Angus landscape today. See them in situ at Aberlemno from April to October, or all the year round at the Meffan in Forfar or Pictavia at Brechin.
Pictavia Visitor Centre tells the story of this ancient race and the beautiful and symbolic messages of the Picts are to be found in odd corners throughout Angus with their stylised geese, boar, stags, salmon, zig-zags and whirls.
A visit to Pictavia is a great way to understand more about the roots of the people of the county.
Angus claims one of the most important symbols of Scottish nationhood in historic Arbroath Abbey. The Abbey, long associated with the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, is now attracting even more visitors interested in Scottish history with the addition of a £1.8m visitor centre.
It is also the focus for the annual Tartan Day celebrations which take place each year to mark the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6.
Angus is home to some of the finest courses in the world including the world famous Championship Course at Carnoustie, credited by Tiger Woods as being "the most challenging, if not the finest, course in the world".
Carnoustie Country encompasses all the excelent golf courses in the area, from classic links to park and heathland.
Walk in the footsteps of the golfing greats - play the historic courses of Angus.
Let us share our heritage with you.
As part of a study into the visitor accommodation market in Angus, we'd like your feedback. So whether you're a regular visitor or have yet to visit Angus, let us know what you think.
Angus Council's Carnoustie Country golf initiative is now generating over £1 million a year for the Angus economy.