There are a wide range of galleries, theatres, museums and other historic places in the vicinity. To name but a few, there is the House of Dun, Blair Castle (home of the Atholl Highlanders Ė Scotlandís only private army), Scone Palace and Abbey, and Glamis Castle Ė childhood home of Her Majesty The Late Queen Mother. In nearby Dundee, Discovery Point boasts the award-winning visitor centre with displays and artefacts from Captain R.F. Scottís Polar Expedition, including the RRS Discovery herself.
Some surprising finds are to be made in the shops of the small nearby communities. There are antiques in Rait, Abernyte and Dunkeld; crafts and curiosities in Kirriemuir, Letham and Brechin. You can find just about anything you might want or need in the larger towns of Forfar, Arbroath, and Montrose but if all else fails, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and even Edinburgh are fairly accessible for a right proper shopping spree.
For those of a more sporting or athletic nature, the championship golf courses at Carnoustie, St. Andrews and Gleneagles are all within 1 hourís drive, while the local courses at Kirriemuir, Alyth, and Rosemount Blairgowrie are even closer. Kirriemuir and Forfar both have good indoor public swimming baths and excellent leisure centres and there is scenic Glenshee nearby for you skiers. If that isnít enough, there is pony trekking, climbing, sailing, fishing and more on the doorstep.
Sightseers will enjoy the many local hill-walking paths, sandy beaches, bird sanctuaries and quaint village streets. Likewise, there are many stately homes, castles and abbeys all within a short drive. Or you could just relax and enjoy the glorious views of the Angus Glens available in the lodge itself.