In association with: Scotland’s Tay Country
A new dedicated travel trade website makes designing a stay in this region easier than ever
Less than 90 minutes away from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen lies one of Scotland’s most alluring regions: Tay Country. Encompassing Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire, it’s bursting with sandy white beaches, cultural cities, stunning landscapes, delicious cuisine, and a host of outdoor experiences.
Designed for action
Fans of outdoor activities are spoilt for choice in Tay Country. The Angus Coastal Route, Fife Coastal Path and valleys of the Angus Glens offer wonderful walking, while the Kingdom of Fife Cycle Ways’ 300 miles of routes present a great challenge to cyclists. Hikers can scale no less than 38 Munros, perhaps spotting red deer or a golden eagle in Highland Perthshire.
Designed for water lovers
Water babies of all ages can enjoy sea kayaking, whale watching and a boat trip on Dundee’s Tay Estuary, home to bottlenose dolphins from May to September. Inland, Tay Country is carved by water, making it perfect for kayakers, white-water rafters, anglers and canyoners.
Designed for storytelling
The V&A and McManus Galleries in Dundee, the UK’s only Unesco City of Design, shouldn’t be missed, while young culture vultures will have fun seeking out Desperate Dan or Minnie the Minx on the Open Close Dundee street art trail, and visiting Captain Scott’s Antarctic ship Discovery. Throughout the region, castles and palaces like Glamis, Scone, Falkland Palace and Macduff’s Castle are fascinating testaments to Scotland’s history.
Designed for legendary links
Many of the world’s most famous golf courses, including the home of the game, St Andrews, reside in Tay Country. If your client doesn’t make the cut in the ballot for a round at the 600-year‑old course, they can tee off at one of 100 other courses across Tay Country, including Carnoustie Championship, Montrose 1562 or Strathtay Golf Club, famed for its green fees honesty box.
What’s on the Tay Country website?
Tay Country’s new online resource for the travel trade covers Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perthshire. It includes a dedicated contact, short-break itineraries, images and businesses ready to partner with agents.
To find out more, visit: taycountry.uk/travel-trade
PICTURES: Scotland’s Tay Country; www.sonofthesea.co.uk/Dylan Drummond