Brechin

Brechin, Angus is situated on the A90 between Aberdeen and Dundee and is just under nine miles from the coastal town of Montrose. A former Royal Burgh, Brechin’s population currently stands at just under 8,000.

The presence of a cathedral in this attractive town gave rise to its description as a city, which continues today in the naming of Brechin City Football Club as well as a number of local civic organisations. The cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century, is located in the heart of the town and is a fascinating place to visit, with a wealth of information on the area’s history, as well as a collection of Pictish stones.

Brechin features a large number of period properties with flats, cottages and houses with a number of characterful features spreading out from the town centre. As Brechin has expanded so too has the choice of housing available. On the edge of the town are more modern properties including large detached and semi-detached family homes, as well as bungalows and flats making Brechin an ideal location in Angus whether you’re looking to upsize or downsize.

Population

6,950 approx. people

Distance from Aberdeen

39 miles

Transport

Local bus from Stonehaven to Brechin (Monday to Saturday)

Education

Primary School

  • Andover Primary school
  • Edzell Primary School
  • Lethnot Primary School
  • Maisondieu Primary School
  • Stracathro Primary School
  • Tarfside Primary School

Secondary Schools

  • Brechin High School 
Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £148,300

 

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 134m2 / 1442 ft2

 

Derived from Quarter Three 2019 property sales in the area.

 

Local amenities:

 

  • Supermarket
  • Petrol Station
  • GP services and a Pharmacy
  • Dentist
  • Library
  • Post office

 

Leisure Facilities:

 

  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym and Exercise Classes
  • Indoor Climbing Wall
  • Multi-use Sports Pitches
  • Sauna and Steam Room
  • Racquet sports

History of Brechin

The Angus area is well-known for its Pictish heritage and this period in Brechin’s history is brought alive at the Pictavia museum, which has several Pictish artefacts on show alongside displays showing the archaeology and history of Brechin – one example being the Battle of Nechtansmere, which resulted in the unification of the Picts and the Scots and brought about the beginning of a nation.

 

Things to do in Brechin

The Caledonian Steam Railway is a popular family attraction in the area, providing trips for tourists to Bridge of Dun, three miles towards Montrose. The town also hosts a number of arts events each year which are popular with both visitors and locals.

For lovers of the outdoors, there are lots of walking and cycle routes in the area and the town is also home to Brechin Golf Club and Edzell Golf Club, both of which offer 18-hole golf courses in a beautiful countryside setting.

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Further information at: www.visitscotland.com or www.angus.gov.uk

View area localities
  • Aldbar
  • Careston
  • Edzell
  • Farnell
  • Glenesk
  • Inchbare
  • Kinnaird
  • Little Brechin
  • Menmuir
  • Nether Careston
  • Stracathro
  • Tarfside
  • Trinity