Visit Kirriemuir and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Kirriemuir, Angus. The pleasing and characteristically Scottish small burgh of Kirriemuir has picturesque narrow streets. It was once noted for its weavers. The narrow streets and red houses still retain their charm. Kirriemuir is also an excellent centre for exploring the glens that run up into the Grampians.
The little town is proud of being the birthplace in 1860 of J. M. Barrie, and features as Thrums in his writings. The birthplace, No. 9 Brechin Road, is maintained by the National Trust for Scotland as an intimate personal museum. Also preserved is (behind the house) the wash-house where he had his first theatre. The “Auld Licht” Manse of the little Minister is opposite the birthplace. The cottage with the “Window in Thrums” is at the other end of the town near the junction of the Glamis and Forfar roads. Barrie was buried in the cemetery here in 1937.
Some 5 miles to the West is Airlie Castle with its beautiful gardens, often visited by the late Queen Mary when her close friend Mabell Countess of Airlie (grandmother of the present Earl) lived here. Burned in 1641, the house lay in ruins until rebuilt in 1792—3, and a new wing was added in this century Airlie Castle is occupied by Alexandra Countess of Airlie, widow of the 9th Earl.
After 1641 the Airlie family moved to Cortachy Castle, 3½ miles North of Kirriemuir, previously bought by them in 1625. The present building has undergone various alterations, but the basis of the old castle remains. The final additions by Bryce, in 1873, almost doubled the area of ground covered by the castle. It is now the home of the 10th Earl, who succeeded on the death of his father, a prominent figure in Scottish affairs, in 1968.
Nearby cities: Dundee
Nearby towns: Blairgowrie, Brechin, Coupar Angus, Forfar
Nearby villages: Aberlemno, Airlie, Alyth, Ardler, Balintore, Balnaboth, Bridgend of Lintrathen, Careston, Cortachy, Dundee, Dunnichen, Eassie, Fern, Glamis, Glenogil, Inverarity, Inverquharity, Kilry, Kingsmuir, Kirkbuddo, Kirkton of Airlie, Kirkton of Auchterhouse, Kirkton of Kingoldrum, Kirkton of Menmuir, Letham, Meigle, Monikie, Newtyle, Noranside, Oathlaw, Pearsie, Ruthven, Tannadice, Tealing, Westmuir
Have you decided to visit Kirriemuir or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Kirriemuir bed and breakfast (a Kirriemuir B&B or Kirriemuir b and b)
- a Kirriemuir guesthouse
- a Kirriemuir hotel (or motel)
- a Kirriemuir self-catering establishment, or
- other Kirriemuir accommodation