Sitting between Aberdeen and Dundee is the coastal town of Montrose. It sits on the edge of a virtually landlocked two-mile-square lagoon of mud, known as the Basin. The Basin is a very popular nature reserve, with wildfowl and wading birds enjoying life in the mud! Just south of the Basin is the Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre, a popular haunt for wildlife enthusiasts and walkers. The centre has high-powered telescopes, binoculars, bird hides, and remote control video cameras.
The town of Montrose itself is rich with Georgian and Victorian architecture, and the locals love having a wide sandy beach on their doorstep. The town was founded in the 12th century and, for this reason, there are countless museums for people to explore.
Moving to Montrose
Montrose has an overall average property price of £137,908, which is cheaper than nearby Usan, but more expensive than Ferryden and Brechin. Flats in Montrose can be purchased for as little as £48,000. Family sized terraces and semidetached homes are upwards of £155,000 and detached homes (with four or more bedrooms) fall anywhere between £225,000 and £1.5 million.
The rental market in Montrose is limited at best, with only a handful of properties on offer at any one time. Flats are upwards of £325 pcm, rising to a minimum of £475 pcm. Terraces, semidetached homes, and detached properties come up to rent rarely.
The Britannia Greers office is located in Keith and they have been providing removals, storage, and shipping services in Scotland for over 40 years. For this reason, if you’re moving to or from Montrose, or further afield, get in touch with Britannia Greers today.
Days Out in Montrose
There is a number of heritage centres and museums throughout Montrose. The Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre depicts the human side of the Air Station’s past with a collection of photographs, artefacts, and memorabilia. It also tells the story of the men and woman who served there and lived in Montrose.
Another popular attraction in Montrose is House of Dun. The incredible 18th century Georgian house sits in woodland, parkland, and formal gardens, which can be explored by visitors. Similar attractions include the picturesque Langley Park Gardens and Dunninald Castle and Gardens.
Transport Links Montrose
The A92 runs through Montrose, starting in the north around Stonehaven, and following the coast all the way down to Dunfermline, where is connects to the M90. Perth is just a one hour drive from Montrose, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow will take around two hours in good traffic.
Montrose railway station may only have two platforms, but it is well serviced. There are trains to both Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as London Kings Cross, Penzance, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham Bristol, and Exeter. There is also a sleeper service to London Euston.