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Top Choice Cafe in Kirriemuir

88 Degrees

This tiny deli serves the best cafe cuisine in the county – superb coffee (the cafe is named for the ideal temperature of an espresso), delicious cakes and tray bakes, and handmade chocolates. Breakfast (served till…
Historic Building in Kirriemuir

Camera Obscura

This 1930s cricket pavilion on the hilltop northeast of the town centre was gifted to the town by famous son JM Barrie, and is now managed by local volunteers. The camera obscura incorporated into the pointed turret…
Food & Drinks in Kirriemuir

Star Rock Shop

For generations of local school kids, the big treat when visiting Kirriemuir was a trip to the Star Rock Shop. Established in 1833, it specialises in traditional Scottish ‘sweeties’, arranged in colourful jars along…
Museum in Kirriemuir

JM Barrie's Birthplace

This is Kirriemuir’s big attraction, a place of pilgrimage for Peter Pan fans from all over the world. The two-storey house where Barrie was born has been furnished in period style, and preserves Barrie’s writing de…
Museum in Kirriemuir

Gateway to the Glens Museum

The old Town House opposite the Peter Pan statue dates from 1604 and houses the Gateway to the Glens Museum, a useful introduction to local history, geology and wildlife for those planning to explore the Angus Glens…
Monument in Kirriemuir

Bon Scott Statue

Bon Scott (1946–80), the former lead singer of rock band AC/DC, grew up in Kirriemuir. His local origins are celebrated in the annual Bonfest rock festival (www.bonfest.com) held in the village, and by this life-siz…