Angus s one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. Forfar, is the county town and administrative centre
Angus can be split into three geographic areas. To the north and west, the area is mountainous this is the area of the five Angus Glens and is sparsely populated and the main industry is hill-farming.
The south and east the area consists of rolling hills bordering the sea. This area is well populated, with the larger towns and the city of Dundee on the coast.
In between lies Strathmore, a derivation of the Gaelic for the Great Valley, which is a fertile agricultural area noted for the growing of potatoes, soft fruit and the raising of Angus cattle.
Things to do
Lunan Bay, One of the biggest expanses of sand in Angus, this beautiful beach provides a wonderful place to walk, or take families for day trips.
Enjoy a fantastic few hours in the shops of Dundee, which has two shopping centres, the Overgate and Wellgate, connected by a pedestrianised street full of high street names and fabulous stores.
Arbroath Abbey is famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland's independence from England. Explore the substantial ruins of a Tironensian monastery, founded by William the Lion in 1178, who is buried in Arbroath Abbey.