Montrose is a bustling coastal town with an ancient history, classic Georgian and Victorian architecture, a wide High Street with good shopping, and lots to offer the visitor.
It is a 12th century burgh with interesting museums, and modern leisure facilities, including a family friendly Seafront Splash adventure play area by the excellent Blue Flag beach. The town has a camping and caravan site on the links, the fifth oldest golf course in the world, and is a good base from which to explore North Angus.
Montrose has a spectacular setting overlooking a two-mile wide tidal lagoon - a wildlife sanctuary of international importance - and the town boasts the widest high street in Scotland, with picturesque closes leading to secluded gardens.
Its port is still a centre for international trade, and it has grasped the opportunities presented by the development of North Sea oil and gas fields.