Airlie Monument - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Airlie Monument
A majestic monument which was erected in memory of the11th Earl of Airlie who was killed in the Boer War on 11th June 1900. The ceremony of laying the memorial stone took place on 2nd September 1901. It is 65 feet high and is 1230 feet above sea level. It is an important landmark and a focal point for the community of Glen Clova, Glen Prosen, Cortachy and the surrounding area – indeed so prominent that it can be seen for many miles around.
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Cortachy Castle consists of a much-altered and extended 15th-century courtyard castle, and is now a large and impressive baronial mansion with whitewashed walls and corbiestepped gables. Three of the round corner towers survive, as well as parts of the curtain wall built into later buildings. The main tower has been engulfed in the extensions. There are many alterations, inside and out, and a large later wing was demolished after World War II.
5.01km from Airlie Monument
A majestic 15th century castle originally built on the L-plan, but the E wing has almost entirely disappeared, leaving the main tower, which measures 45ft by 35ft. Its walls are 8ft thick and rise four storeys to a parapet and walk, within which is the usual attic storey. The castle was first constructed as a rectangular tower in the 1440s, by Alexander Ogilvie, 2nd Lord Inverquharity. In the 16th century a wing was added to form a four-storey L-plan castle.
Loch of Kinnordy
7.18km from Airlie Monument
A beautiful shallow loch, situated in a natural basin surrounded by farmland and attracts all types of wildlife. This is an eutrophic loch which supports a number of rare species of wetland plants and migratory birds. As well as being recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention, Loch of Kinnordy has been designated a Special Protection Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest.
J M Barrie's Birthplace
7.38km from Airlie Monument
J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, spent his childhood in this small whitewashed cottage, and it’s here that you can see traces of the creative spirit he was set to become. The son of a weaver, Barrie lived with his seven brothers and sisters in two upstairs rooms, while his father’s weaving workshop was downstairs. The washhouse in the yard was Barrie’s first theatre – and may even have inspired the Wendy house in Peter Pan.
Kirriemuir Gateway to the Glens Museum
7.5km from Airlie Monument
Gateway to the Glens Museum is situated in Kirriemuir Town House. Built as the town's jail and courthouse it has been at the heart of Kirriemuir since its construction in 1604. The museum opened in 2001, after the building was carefully restored and conserved. The museum tells the story of Kirriemuir and the Angus Glens through a programme of temporary exhibitions, a model of the town as it was in 1604, a natural history diorama and a display of rare archaeological finds from the area, including
8.26km from Airlie Monument
A fine exmaple of a late 15th century tower-house on the L-plan. It contains four storeys and a garret; the walls are of coursed rubble. The ashlar corbelled parapet and angle turrets are of 16th c date, as are the crow-stepped gables and chimney stacks. The castle was built on the lands of the Auchenlecks of that Ilk. In the early 18th century it belonged to a family of Reids, who forfeited the castle in 1746 because of their activities as Jacobites. It has not been occupied since 1760, when a
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