Location

Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle has been the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne since 1372 when Sir John Lyon was granted the thaneage of Glamis by King Robert II. In 1376 Sir John married the King’s daughter, Princess Joanna. Since then Glamis has been visited and lived in by many members of the Scottish and British royal families.We are only 8 miles from Glamis.
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The Angus Glens
Leading into some of the most atmospheric of Scotland’s unspoilt places, the Angus Glens offers moorland colours, the scents of heather and grasses, and fresh pure melt-water in the high burns. The Angus Glens include ten ‘Munros’ (mountains of over 3,000 ft), and miles of narrow twisting and bendy roads, offer great delights and challenges for drivers, hill walkers, and nature lovers alike. Arguably the most beautiful of the Angus Glens is Glen Clova, (north of Kirriemuir). At the head of Glen Clova is Glen Doll, where ancient narrow roads and footpaths take you into the heart of Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains.
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Kirriemuir
Kirriemuir is regarded as the gateway to the Angus Glens. The small county town is also famously known as the birthplace of novelist JM Barrie, who created the much loved, children’s character Peter Pan. Look out for the statue of Peter Pan at the centre of winding and narrow cobbled streets, and visit National Trust for Scotland’s imaginative exhibition featuring life-size figures, theatre posters and stage costumes. Be sure to visit the little washhouse, which inspired Barrie’s creation of the Wendy House in “Peter Pan”. The Camera Obscura on Kirriemuir Hill offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, and birdwatchers and nature lovers will enjoy the RSPB nature reserve at Loch of Kinnordy, which is a Mecca for wetland birds, offering wonderful bird-watching. Singing is almost a way of life in the town, with the annual Kirriemuir Festival of Traditional Music and Song – a weekend event of ceilidhs, music and story-telling sessions; and now on the scene is the Hairst, a three-month long festival from July to September, which celebrates the best in traditional and contemporary arts in Angus.
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Walking in Forfar 
Excellent walks around our property, and surrounding areas of Forfar.
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How to find us

A90 A932 junction Arbroath
(4.0mi, 6.4km)

If travelling from A90 junction at A932 posted Arbroath, turn right or left off dual carriage then immediately left and follow the road sign posted Ladenford and Lour. When you reach the first main road on the left Craignathro and Balmashanner take this turning, drive up the hill past the cottages and then the farm buildings on your right, we are 200 yards up the hill on the right, large white country farmhouse.

Forfar Town Centre
(2.0mi, 3.2km)

Balmashanner is located just 5 minutes outside the town of Forfar in Angus and the main A90 network to Aberdeen and Dundee. If travelling from Forfar Town Centre find Lour Road, follow road until you reach the first crossroads (white cottage on the left), turn right, follow road straight up past the cottages on the right and left around the winding road, grey farm buildings on your left, 200 yards on the left is Balmashanner House, large white country farmhouse.

Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle
The Angus Glens
The Angus Glens
Kirrimuir
Kirrimuir Town Centre
Thatched Cottage in Glamis
Thatched Cottage in Glamis