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Located on the east coast of Scotland, Angus is renowned for its diverse landscapes including heather-clad hills and glens, fertile farmland, historic castles and beautiful coastline. Wildlife in the area is particularly outstanding.  

Kinclune makes an ideal base from which to explore the magnificent Angus Glens, Isla, Prosen, Clova and Esk. We’re on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park and within the Cateran Ecomuseum boundary, with excellent, free, pre-designed routes for walking and cycling.

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The Local Area

Things of interest in and around our estate...

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Hills & Glens

Kinclune is an ideal base from which to tackle the Angus Glens, Glen Isla, Glen Prosen, Glen Clova and Glen Esk, or to visit the Cairngorm National Park or Glenshee Mountain Centre. During every season there’s plenty to see and do, with stunning landscapes, skiing, walking and wildlife watching (including red deer, ptarmigan, golden eagle and mountain hare). 

  • Glen Isla (8 miles, 15 minutes) 
  • Glen Prosen (9 miles, 22 minutes)
  • Glen Clova (19 miles, 35 minutes) 
  • Glenshee Ski Centre (26 miles, 45 minutes)
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History and Castles

The beautiful A-listed Balintore Castle can be seen from Kinclune on one of our farm tours and activities, but the area is rich in history from standing stones to Royal castles.  

  • Glamis (10 miles) – The outstanding history and spectacle of Glamis Castle, the ancestral home of the late H.M. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, is open to the public from March to December.

  • Balmoral Castle (44 miles) – Take a day trip to visit the famous Scottish home of the Royal Family so loved by the late Queen Elizabeth II and His Majesty King Charles III. The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are open April to August with tickets bookable online.

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Coasts and Water

  • Lintrathen Reservoir, RSPB Loch Kinnordy Nature Reserve and Backwater Reservoir (2.7 miles, 4.4 miles and 6.9 miles respectively) - Kinclune lies between the lochs. They’re where our ospreys fish and each one is stunning to visit. They are excellent places to enjoy the landscape, walk, cycle and see the local wildlife. Kinnordy boasts beavers, otter, red squirrel, osprey and breeding marsh harriers, as well as a cycle path to Kirriemuir. Bridgend of Lintrathen, a lovely hamlet on Lintrathen loch, offers the Wee Bear Café and cycle hire.
  • Reekie Lin Waterfall (5 miles) – Visit the beautiful Reekie Lin Waterfall and enjoy lunch at nearby Peel Farm Tearoom and Farm Shop. 
  • Carnoustie (26 miles) - Home of the famous Carnoustie Golf Course. 
  • Arbroath (27 miles) - The Arbroath Cliff Trail offers four miles of gorgeous caves, breathtaking cliffs, Scottish coastal wildlife and secluded beaches. 
  • Montrose Basin (27 miles) - Another bird-watchers paradise, the Montrose Basin Local Nature Reserve is particularly noted for the birds that breed, feed and roost there, including eider, pink-footed geese, mute swans, redshank, lapwing, pintail and wigeon.
  • Lunan Bay (30 miles) – A fantastic two mile stretch of sandy beach perfect for a day out. 
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Country Sports

Kinclune House is the perfect base for country sports with a fantastic array in the local area, including: bird and wildlife watching; fishing; partridge, pheasant and grouse shooting; deer stalking; and horse riding. Stalking with a local gamekeeper is available on and around Kinclune Estate. Contact us for more information.

Towns & Cities

6 miles

Kirriemuir

Locally known as ‘Kirrie’, the ‘Gateway to the Glens’ or the ‘Wee Red Toon’ due to the red Kirriemuir sandstone buildings. J.M. Barrie, the author of Peter Pan, was born and buried in Kirrie and gifted the Camera Obscura on Kirrie Hill to the town. Nearby estate, Lindertis, is the family Estate of Sir Hugo Munro, creator of 'Munro's Tables' of Scottish mountains over 3000 ft and originator of Munro bagging. Kirriemuir has an 18-hole golf course and a small selection of shops and places to eat and drink. 

12 miles

Forfar

A traditional market town, Forfar has a charming high street and offers a great selection of shops and supermarkets, including Tesco, Aldi and Lidl. While you’re there, take time to visit the Meffan Museum and walk up Balmashanner Hill to see the Balmashanner Monument. Murton Farm Tea Room, Farm and Nature Reserve are well worth a visit, especially for those with children. 

22 miles

Dundee

Buzzing city which offers excellent leisure and shopping facilities, including the V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery, McManus Galleries and Camperdown Wildlife Park. Dundee is also the UK's only designated UNESCO City of Design. 

29 miles

Perth

On the banks of the River Tay and dubbed the Fair City after Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Fair Maid of Perth’. Home of the Black Watch Castle and Museum, Perth Concert Hall, Perth Racecourse and (nearby) Scone Palace. 

60 miles

Aberdeen and Aberdeen airport

The Granite City is Scotland’s oil capital. Famous for its sparkling granite buildings, it is the gateway to Royal Deeside.

72 miles

Edinburgh

Scotland’s stunning capital city and Edinburgh Airport.

Our Gallery

Kinclune House drawing room at Christmas
Sheep on path in autumn
Kinclune House kitchen and dining room
Kinclune House master bedroom
Aerial view of Kinclune House
Roe deer in a meadow
Highland pony stallion
Osprey on eyrie
highland pony filly
View from Tower bedroom
Curlew in flight
View through trees in Kinclune House garden
Waxwing in a bush
Highland pony foal
Kinclune House kitchen and range cooker
Kinclune House master bathroom
Red squirrel in a tree
Kinclune House drawing room
Ponies on the hill
Champagne glasses by the Tower bath