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Things to do in Dundee

Set amongst 150 acres of woodland and greenery, yet only 6 miles from Dundee, you can truly experience the best of both worlds with a stay at Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort. 

Whether you're planning on packing your waterproofs and getting out every day amongst some of Scotland's best walking routes or you're looking for a more relaxed stay with spontaneous days out, there are plenty of things to do in Dundee and beyond for all.

With Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort welcoming couples, families and dogs, we're the perfect base for exploring Scotland's East Coast, vibrant landscapes and city streets.

Walking dog in highlands

Local Walks

Grab your hiking boots or pull on your wellies, it's time to explore. There's nothing more uplifting for the spirit and soul than taking a walk through the beautiful Scottish countryside, complete with rolling hills, sweeping beds of heather and impressive Munros calling to be climbed.

From exploring every nook and cranny of the resort's stunning 150 acres to taking a short drive to the superlative Angus Glens for some of the best hillwalking in Scotland, there are plenty of hikes, walks and trail routes nearby to experience breathtaking landscape. It's not all hills and trails however, we're located along Scotland's picturesque East coast meaning you can enjoy the soft grass underfoot one day and sand between your toes the next.

Share your adventures with your four-legged friend, knowing a completely dog-friendly resort awaits upon your return to Forbes of Kingennie. Because when surrounded by such stunning scenery, we understand the importance of experiencing it with the whole family, four-paws and all. 

McManus Gallery

Local Attractions

Also known as the 'City of Discovery', Dundee's recent investment has seen it grow in popularity, becoming one of Scotland's must-visit cities with popular attractions including V&A Dundee, The McManus Art Gallery & Museum, Dundee Science Centre and Discovery Point. The upcoming Eden Project Dundee stands to be a landmark development for the city, transforming the former gasworks on East Dock Street to showcase the way for regeneration and green tourism. 

On sunny days, take a stroll along the River Tay and soak in the city, coffee in hand. Come dreich days, there are plenty of indoor things to do in Dundee to entertain the whole family. 

For attractions further afield, find some useful distances and time below:

Edinburgh - 120 km, 1hr 15 minutes
Glasgow - 140 km, 1hr 40 minutes
Perth - 32 km, 40 minutes
Aberdeen - 100 km, 1hr 15 minutes
Inverness - 182 km, 2hrs 15 minutes
St Andrews - 30 km, 40 minutes
Carnoustie - 15 km, 10 minutes

Elf Decorated Hay Bail

Christmas Bail Treasure Trail

Published on: December 14, 2023 by Forbes Kingennie

The wonderful artist Fleur Baxter, or ‘Bailsy’ as she’s known locally, took on the challenge of creating 8 magical Christmas characters out of straw bails from our farm.

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Visit Scotland- Paul Tompkins

Top things to do with kids this Autumn

Published on: August 31, 2023 by Forbes Kingennie

To help you keep the kids busy when the shorter days roll in, we’ve compiled a list of fun things you can do locally, during your stay this fall.

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Beautiful Key Lanyard

Shop your stay!

Published on: February 01, 2023

Exciting news for all Kingennie guests! We’re delighted to announce the exclusive launch of our online shop, where you can now bring back home a piece of your unforgettable stay at Kingennie. From local drinks and charming artwork to dog treats and even the cosy hot tub experience, it’s all just a click away.

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Tips for travelling with your dog

Published on: April 05, 2019 by Forbes Kingennie

A staycation is a great way to enjoy a holiday without any tricky flights, plus you can bring along your dog. Travelling with a dog can be great fun, if you plan ahead. Below we’ve listed our top tips to make travelling with your pooch a breeze!

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Shepherd Huts – New Glamping Holidays Scotland

by Forbes Kingennie

We’ve been busy re-thinking camping and embracing the new glamping revolution, looking at luxury breaks in a compact space but with the same breath-taking setting, sound good? Read on.

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Table set for dinner in Scullery restaurant

The launch of The Scullery

by Forbes Kingennie

We are very excited to unveil the newest addition to our family, The Scullery, after an investment of £60,000+ in the formerly named, Waterside Restaurant. The Scullery encompasses all the elements that were loved by guests previously, including the waterside views, the delicious food and the fantastic service, and it brings to the table fresh décor, inspired by the natural Scottish surroundings. The major makeover enhances the guest experience with a bold colour palate, luxurious booth seating, quirky river tables and a statement wine cellar.

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Leannan Boathouse

Leannan Boathouse features in VisitScotland’s mini-moon destination list

by Forbes Kingennie

We already knew that the resort was special but our charming, dreamy and lavishly furnished Leannan Boathouse has featured in VisitScotland’s mini-moon destination list.

The idyllic waterside hideaway, a former boat house built in 1855, has been lovingly restored and offers the perfect retreat for a relaxing getaway in Scotland. With a balcony to boot, you can enjoy picturesque views whilst having breakfast or enjoying a glass of something nice.

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Newton Farm Lamb

Egg-citing Easter activities in Angus

by Forbes of Kingennie

Hand feed Spring lambs Experience an authentic snapshot into life on a farm with a Newton Farm tour. Located just a few miles from the resort, the farm is home to alpacas, cows, sheep, a micro-pig (called Lucy), goats, ducks, hens and highland cows.

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