The town of Carnoustie in Angus is most famous for its Golf course and is renowned world-wide for the same, but the wee Scottish town has also been a favorite for holiday makers. Carnoustie vistor guide also combines information about hotels and accommodation in the area.
Situated on the Angus coastline and only 11miles from Dundee, Carnoustie has been a popular seaside holiday destination ever since the Victorians came here in quest of cures from the therapeutic sea air. Carnoustie dubbed itself the Brighton of the North and went on to be one of the most popular seaside resorts till WWII. The Carnoustie Bay that offers great views over the Tay estuary to Fife still retains its spectacular beauty and remains a must-see destination.
Carnoustie history shows that it was not just a golfing and holiday destination, it has also been very successful in the textile industry. At the height of the textile boom over 600 people were employed in the textiles industry producing over 5 million yards of assorted textiles each year. Most visitors come to Carnoustie for it championship links golf resort. The town is a little slim on specific sights but has a fairly interesting history if only for the notable people born here or who have performed here: for example Billy Connolly's first public appearance at local pub, 'The Stag's Head'.
Local Sights & Activities for CarnoustieSightseeing
Carnoustie is one of Scotland's favourite destinations for golfing holidays as it is home to three beautiful golf courses of Carnoustie Buddon Links, Carnoustie Burnside Golf Course and Panmure Golf Course. Keen golfers also will find the courses at Montifieth and Arbroathhave within easy reach from Carnoustie .When you are at Carnoustie, you will be literally spoilt for choices. Indulge in any of your favourite outdoor leisure activities like windsurfing, sailing, fishing or horse-riding, enjoy a leisurely stroll or laze around on the Carnoustie Bay.
Visitors to Carnoustie are treated to the delightful sights and sounds of a bygone era at Barry Mill, a relic of the corn industry, which dates back to the 16th century in Carnoustie. A working corn mill dating back to the 19th century, here you see the turning of the water wheel and the old fashioned method of grinding corn. Carlungie and Ardestie Souterrains, the underground caverns where the farmers used to store food items are interesting places too.
In the last week of June, Carnoustie comes to life with entertainment during Carnoustie Gala Week.
Carnoustie Hotels & Accommodation
A few of our favorite places to stay while in Carnoustie
Carnoustie Links Hotel
This privately run hotel has an ideal view point of the world famous golf course. To find out more and what deals we have click here Carnoustie links Hotel Book On line.
Carlogie House Hotel
Located in its own grounds this country house hotel makes for an ideal base to explore this area of Scotland. Also it's only 5 minutes away from the Famous Carnoustie Golf Course. Book Carlogie House Hotel On Line