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  • 1 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Montrose DD10 0QA

    Its long triangular shape goes back to the medieval period, as do the many passages and alleys in this district of well-to-do houses. The many houses with gables here led to the inhabitants of Montrose being known as gable endies, at the time when th..

  • 2 Old Town House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Montrose DD10 0QA

    This 18C building was enlarged in the 19C and has an elegant arcade facing the statue of Joseph Hume, politician and reformer.

  • 3 Old Church and Steeple

    Religious buildings

    st. High GB - Montrose DD10 0QA

    At 67 m high, the 19C neo-gothic bell tower is a remarkable landmark. It was added to the 18C church by Gillespie Graham. The famous Panniter Panels in the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh come from the early church.

  • 4 Castlehead

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Montrose DD10

    This building that looks like a castle houses offices and was built in the place of a 13C castle that was due to become the urban residence of the Graham family.

  • 5 Montrose Information Centre

    Museums and art

    Panmure Place GB - Montrose DD10 8HE

    Here you will discover the town's ancient activities (salmon fishing, 18C tobacco trade and whale fishing), dioramas showing natural history and a section devoted to local celebrities. Note the bust of Hugh McDiarmid, publisher of a local paper in th..

  • 6 William Lamb Sculpture Studio

    Museums and art

    24 st. Market GB - Montrose DD10 8NB

    This little studio houses an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by William Lamb (1893-1951), a relatively unknown artist. The bronzes show surprising verve and sureness on the part of a man who damaged his hand during the War before beginning to ..

  • 7 Montrose Basin Wildlife Reserve

    Nature and gardens

    Rossie Braes GB - Montrose DD10 9TJ

    A modern centre built by the Scottish Wildlife Trust stands on the southern banks of the magnificent Montrose basin, a sort of lagoon with marshy areas that are ideal for protection of the environment and play a major role for migrating birds. Presen..

  • 8 House of Dun

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A935 GB - Montrose DD10 9QL

    This fine Palladian residence was built in the early 18C by William Adam to replace the old castle of the Erskine family, lords of the estate. Transformed in the 19C, this house has been recently restored and the gardens recreated. The park dominates..

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