With world-renowned delicacies, restaurants featuring a staggering range of cuisines, and home-grown gin and vodka, Angus is a food (and drink) lover’s heaven.
Which means that everyone from serious gourmands to those who just love their food should be circling this region as a destination of choice. In the latest in a new series of travel blogs, Visit Angus shares some of the tasty reasons why.
There’s the famous Arbroath smokie, the Forfar bridie, a meat and onion pastry named after the historic Angus market town it was created in. There’s Aberdeen Angus cattle, which provide some of the best beef in the world. And the countryside does double duty for visitors – providing not only stunning views and hikes, but land which produces some of the best soft fruit and potatoes around.
There are gin and vodka distilleries cropping up on the back of the region’s agriculture, chefs producing stand-out dishes, and some of the best farmer’s markets around.
Millie Clarke, Tourism Officer for Angus Council, said: “When you look at the riches of the Angus countryside, from beef to soft fruit, it’s no wonder that the region is turning into an unbeatable destination for anyone who appreciates excellent, home-grown food and drink. Like our region’s visitor attractions and historic towns, our food has lots of juicy stories to tell. We invite visitors to seek out the delicacies and discover the tales behind them all.”
Winter may be approaching, but there are still plenty of events happening across Angus this November, including regular farmer’s markets, and Meander Further, a walk along Arbroath beach and harbour with a themed packed lunch provided by a local chef.