If you can tear yourself away from the castle, you’ll find plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. The property is just 13 miles from the east coast of Scotland, with its wide range of beaches, harbour towns, and coastal paths.
Pack your beach towels and head to St Cyrus for a day at the seaside. The 3-mile stretch of golden sand provides ample room to escape the crowds, even in the height of summer. St Cyrus National Nature Reserve runs alongside the beach, and is a great place to spot rare birds, butterflies, and plants. Be sure to pop into the visitor centre to find out what animals to look out for during your time in St Cyrus.
Heading inland, you’ll soon reach the eastern edge of Cairngorms National Park (approx. 30 miles). Glen Clova is a beautiful valley and is one of the five Angus Glens. Here you can choose from gentle strolls along picturesque country lanes to exhilarating hilltop hikes. From Glen Clova you can walk to the tranquil Brandy Loch, which is a lovely stop-off point for a picnic, surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Just 1 mile away is the wee village of Fettercairn. The village is full of historic buildings and Scottish charm and is also home to several cute cafes and cosy pubs.