Close to the Grampian Mountains, Glen Esk is the longest of the famous Angus glens. Within the glen itself, there are several delightful landmarks. Just outside the Bothy door, you will find the most northerly Neolithic standing stones; further afield, Loch Lee; you can also walk to the stone monument at the Queen’s Well, a memorial to Queen Victoria.
7 miles away is the village of Edzell. It is renowned as the Jewel in the Crown of Angus. Visitors enter the village via the striking 19th Century Dalhousie Arch and its gracious and wide promenade features a good choice of local shops (including an excellent butcher) and pubs.
From Edzell, it is easy to explore all five Angus glens. The medieval Edzell Castle, with its prominent Stirling Tower and colourful renaissance garden, is well worth a visit. Golfers are well catered for with two fabulous courses (18 and 9 hole) in Edzell. Anglers can enjoy salmon fishing at nearby North Esk, South Esk and Westwater. Walkers can follow the Rocks of Solitude circuit or tackle more challenging hikes in Glen Clova and Glen Esk. Further afield, there are treats aplenty – the glorious beaches at nearby St Cyrus, the charms of the town of Montrose and the fabulous, cliff-framed red sands at Lunan Bay.