Its eastern coast washed by the North Sea, Angus stretches northwards from Dundee on the Firth of Tay to the high peaks of the Braes of Angus, which rise to more than 900m (3,000 feet) in the eastern Grampian Mountains.
Between the Grampians and the Sidlaw Hills in the south lies the wide and fertile valley of Strathmore and across this great valley flows the River South Esk on its way to the Montrose Basin, an inlet of the North Sea rich in wildlife.
Angus has a scenic character that varies from the rugged highland area in the north-west to the rolling, highly cultivated Strathmore valley and the long narrow coastal plain. One third of the area is hill country and over 45% of the land is arable or improved grassland.
In the south, the Sidlaw Hills rise up to 455m (1,492 feet) at Craigowl Hill, separating Strathmore from the Carse of Gowrie and the Tay estuary. Streams flowing off the Sidlaws include the Lunan Water, Pitairlie Burn, Kerbet Water and Elliot Water.
The seven Angus towns are the main centres of population and commerce, each unique in its own way, but all with much to offer the visitor and resident and the six Angus glens thrust north-westwards into the Highlands, the source of the North and South Esk rivers, the West Water and the River Isla.
From the spectacular glens to the rugged coastline and from farmers' markets to great golfing heritage, there is so much to do in Angus that it's worth staying for a few days just to take it all in. Whether you choose a cosy B&B or a self-catering cottage in the country, you are assured of a warm welcome to Angus.