Balgavies Loch - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Balgavies Loch
A beautiful loch which was surrounded by reedbeds and willow carr, attracting water rail, great crested grebe and a number of wintering wildfowl, including goldeneye, teal and wigeon. The reserve is also a haven for red squirrel. One of the iconic location for a picnic and also this place will rejuvinatre your mind with its outstanding beauty.
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2.07km from Balgavies Loch
The loch is regularly stocked with rainbow and brown trout which average about 2lbs 4 oz. There are a few natural brown trout which have bred in the River Lunan which runs through the loch. Loch Record for Rainbow trout 17lb 10oz and Brown 17lb 12oz.Rescobie Loch is a post glacial fresh water body located in the parish of Rescobie, 4 km to the East of Forfar, in the county of Angus, Scotland. The loch is fed by Lunan Water which enters from the West and exits to the East.
3.01km from Balgavies Loch
A majestic 15th century castle with beautifully manicured walled gardens, perfect for outdoor weddings. An exclusive use venue, it has a 200-seat pavilion, 22 bedrooms and a private 9-hole golf course. The castle dates back to the 15th century, although much of the present building is of 19th-century origin. It is now a private house for Mr. Dan Peña. Guthrie Castle comprises a tower house, originally built by Sir David Guthrie , Treasurer and Lord Justice-General of Scotland, in 1468. The Guthr
3.7km from Balgavies Loch
A beautiful eighteenth century house with courtyard, walled garden, rose garden, alpine meadow, woodland garden and riverside walk. An extensive and diverse collection of plants, interesting kitchen garden, spacious lawns, river and lochside walks beneath fine trees. A wide variety of shrubs with good autumn colour and a picturesque turreted doo'cot and a 'Gothick' wash-house.
Aberlemno Pictish Stones
5.01km from Balgavies Loch
The Aberlemno Sculptured Stones are a series of five Class I and II Early Medieval standing stones found in and around the village of Aberlemno, Angus, Scotland.The stones show a range of characteristic Pictish symbols. The stone in the churchyard is an upright cross slab made of red sandstone and is over 2 metres tall. This is one of few Pictish stones which depict a battle scene and has been interpreted as representing the Battle of Dunnichen in 685AD.
5.05km from Balgavies Loch
A majestic monastic house lies at the heart of the old Pictish kingdom. It has been identified as Egglespethir, where King Nechtan had a church built in about 710 AD. The remains comprise an early tower, a 13th century church and the ruins of a 12th or 13th century Augustinian priory.In 1243 Restenneth was dedicated to St Peter by David de Bernham, Bishop of St Andrews.
6.66km from Balgavies Loch
Finavon Castle lies on the River South Esk, about a quarter of a mile south of Milton of Finavon village and five miles to the north-east of Forfar in Angus, Scotland. The castle was an L-plan tower-house of five storeys, with a garret and a courtyard. The tower visible today dates from about 1600. Excavations have revealed that the tower is an adjunct tacked onto the north-east corner of a much older, more extensive structure.
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Angus is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland, a registration county and a lieutenancy area. The council area borders Aberdeenshire, Dundee City and Perth and Kinross. Main industries include agriculture and fishing. Global pharmaceuticals company GSK has a significant presence in Montrose in the north of the county.