About Montrose

About Montrose

Montrose is a coastal resort town and former royal burgh in AngusScotland. It is situated 38 miles (61 km) north of Dundee between the mouths of the North and South Esk rivers.

Montrose is a town with a wealth of architecture, and is a centre for international trade.

It is an important commercial port for the thriving oil and gas industry. It is known for its wide thoroughfare and high street which leads to picturesque closes containing secluded gardens and one of them to Coutts Court itself.

The town has a view of a two square mile tidal lagoon, Montrose Basin, which is considered a nature reserve of international importance. It is the largest inland salt water basin in the UK, and an important habitat for the mute swan.

Tourism in the town of Montrose

Since 2002 there has been a focus on attracting new visitors to the town with the foundation of the Montrose Town Partnership which aims to “encourage representatives of the public, private and community sector to act together to develop the economic potential of Montrose to address the needs of local people and visitors alike”.

Montrose boasts a beautiful beach and has stunning walks for visitors to take along with a local wildlife centre focused around the tidal basin.

Montrose also has 2 golf courses, 1 of which is the 5th oldest in the world and is always a busy local attraction.



Since 2008, Montrose has hosted the Montrose Music Festival, which takes place each year at the end of May. Notable acts who have played at the festival include Average White Band, Deacon Blue and The Proclaimers.


The town also has a wealth of local music and artistic talent with events on throughout the year in the local public bars and other venues.

Eating Out

Montrose has an array of restaurants from family favourite Roos Leap, which offers american / mexican style food to the sophistication of The Quay restaurant, which offers a refined dining experience at the quay side of the Southesk River.




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