Top 5 Autumn/Winter Attractions
Halloween at Glamis Castle
Glamis is a living, breathing monument to Scottish hospitality; a place of enjoyment, reflection, laughter and wonder for all. The castle has witnessed more than 600 years of history and they take great delight in sharing the many stories, secrets and intriguing tales that surround it.
Known for being Scotlands most haunted castle it is the perfect place to spend halloween. Spellbinding storytelling, torchlight procession and spooky surprises galore on the 27th October.
Paulas House of Farnell Danish Shop & Cafe
Located just 4 miles out of Brechin you will come across this magical place. Paulas of Farnell has a fabulous range of gifts and homewares. The shop opens again on 28th September up to 16th December for their annual Christmas Fair where the shop is full of beautiful Christmas decorations for you to purchase. There is also the cafe which is open from 10am - 4.30pm, 7 days a week and served delicious homemade danish pastries as well as coffees and lunches.
The Davidson Legacy Aberlemno
Netherton Cottage is the home that Alexander (Sandy) and Margaret Davidson left in 1857 to travel to America. There, three of their grandchildren, William, Arthur and Walter, along with Bill Harley, became the founders of the Harley-Davidson Motor Company. Today the cottage is being restored as a visitor centreby the Netherton Cottage Development Co Ltd.
Fettercairn is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The name Fettercairn means 'foot of the mouth' and on visiting this peaceful place you can understand the foresight of the person that named the town.
Located just 11 miles from Brechin the distillery and visitor centre is open Easter through September, Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm.
Brechin station is a unique example of a Victorian railway terminus with its original character and features well preserved. Walk in through the front gate and up the steps to the booking hall, you are entering into a time gone by. The station is a reminder of a gentler time and a world of steam and whistles, smoke, iron, pocket watches and courtesy.
The line runs 4 miles from the bustling town of Brechin to the depths of the countryside at Dun. From Bridge of Dun there are many fine walks around the lovely countryside beside Montrose basin, famous for its wildlife.
The trains stop running between September and November but look out for their Santa Special days throughout December.