Kirriemuir attractions

Kirriemuir attractions

KirriemuirKirriemur is a red sandstone town in the valley of Strathmore, Angus. Kirriemur is situated on the Gairie Burn 5 miles west of Forfar. Kirriemuir's claim to fame is as the birthplace of JM Barrie (1860-1937), creator of Peter Pan, the little boy who never grew up. Barrie's birthplace can be visited at 9 Brechin Road. The humble little weaver's cottage is now managed by the NTS, and the upper floor is furnished as it would have been when he lived there.

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Attractions Camera Obscura, Kirrie Hill, Kirriemuir, Angus. Tel (01575) 572646. At the top of Kirriemuir Hill is a camera obscura, which offers a panorama of the surrounding Strathmore countryside and the glens to the north. There are only three of these fascinating installations still remaining in Scotland. This one was given to the community of Kirriemuir by J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, after he was honoured with the freedom of the town in 1930. Location: On the outskirts of Kirriemuir.

 Camera Obscura

Attractions Angus Folk Museum Kirkwynd, Glamis, Forfar, Angus DD8 1RT. Tel: 01307 840288. This fascinating folk museum is housed in six 18th-century Angus cottages. The collection offers a vivid insight into the realities of rural life over the past 200 years. About 5 miles south of Kirriemuir.

Angus Folk Museum

Attractions Glamis Castle, Glamis by Forfar, Angus DD8 1RJ. Tel: 01307 840393. The castle is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been a royal residence since 1372. The childhood home of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, birthplace of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret and legendary setting for Shakespeare's famous play 'Macbeth'. www.glamis-castle.co.uk. About 5 miles south of Kirriemuir.

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