|Location||56° 42’ N 002° 28’ W||Anchorage Position||57° 42’ N 002° 25.5’ W|
|No. of Berths||1||Distance to Landing Stage||1.5 NM|
|Berth details||Berth 1, Max L.O.A. 164m. Depth: 8.5m||Tidal range/movement||Springs = 4.5m, Neaps = 2.0m|
|Town centre||1 km||Width of Ship||26m|
|Shuttle to town||Yes||Anchorage||Yes|
Montrose Port is ideally located to welcome expedition cruise ships who want to experience the breathtaking scenery of Angus and the North-East and enjoy their own bespoke adventures. This part of Scotland is particularly appealing to those who want to get off the beaten track, get active and discover some of the hidden jewels in this area.
From sweeping sandy beaches to stunning mountains and glens, there’s something about the scale and serenity of this area which makes it truly unforgettable.
Offering visitors the perfect opportunity to delight in the outstanding scenery and wildlife, sample the region’s world class food and drink, as well as experience the unique culture and history - why not make Montrose your port of choice to disembark and explore this vibrant region.
We can accommodate cruise ships up to 165 metres and our amenities include:
Commercial Services Team Leader, Montrose Port Authority, South Quay, Ferryden, Montrose, Angus, DD10 9SL
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The following is a list of popular excursions that are available.
It should be noted that these details are not definitive but are intended to demonstrate the range of excursions and activities available to cruise passengers visiting Montrose as part of a cruise. Please note that, in many cases and with prior arrangement, half day tours can be combined to create full day itineraries, or bespoke itineraries designed.
The Angus Glens make up a truly breathtaking area with heather-clad hills, bubbling streams and forests filled with wildlife.
Comprising several long parallel glens, they stretch like the fingers of a hand as far as the outer reaches of the Cairngorms National Park.
A great starting point for accessing the Glens is the pretty town of Kirriemuir, known as “Gateway to the Glens”. Kirriemuir is where JM Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, was born and his former home is now a museum in the town.
Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument and within 25 miles of Montrose. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle was the inspiration for Shakespeare's Macbeth, and was the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret.
As soon as you enter the Queen Mother Gates at Glamis and see the Castle's turrets and towers nestled at the end of the mile-long drive, you can't fail to be impressed by its majesty.
The Bothy Experience, home of the award winning Gin Bothy is nestled in the historic village of Glamis in Angus, minutes from Glamis castle.
The attraction is free to explore and includes the gin bothy journey, the story of Scottish Bothies and the larder shop. A must for all gin fans who want to find out more about Scottish culture and craftsmanship.
Designed with Georgian pride and baroque extravagance by renowned architect William Adam, House of Dun is every bit the perfect 18th-century laird’s home. Set in acres of woodland, enjoy both the house and a nature filled ramble before stopping off at the renowned tearoom.
We are also able to organise private cooking lessons for groups who want to learn new culinary skills in a distinct setting.
Just minutes from the centre of Montrose, this rich tidal basin plays host to large numbers of wildfowl, waders and over 80,000 migratory birds – including pink-footed geese, Arctic terns, knots and sedge warblers. There are four hides on the reserve and a four-star Visitor Centre.
Best times to visit: Easter to October for outdoor activities. April to August for breeding birds. October to February for wintering geese. Any time for wildfowl and waders.
Dramatic boat tours taking in Dunnottar Castle and the chance to get up close and personal with some of Scotland’’s most popular seabirds and wildlife.
Boarding in the quaint harbour town of Stonehaven, then following some of the most dramatic coastline on the East Coast, this is a unique and exhilarating tour of these beautiful coastal waters.
Montrose Links also offers a fantastic golfing experience and reliable playing conditions throughout the year. It is the fifth oldest golf course in the world and together with the Broomfield Links provide an ideal 36 hole visitor day package.
Twenty two miles south of Montrose is the world famous Carnoustie Golf Links, home to one of the most challenging championship courses around. Golf at Carnoustie is open to the public and has three superb golf courses to cater for every golfer. Open daily, Carnoustie welcomes visiting golfers from all over the world.