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    24 Things About Angus That Will Seriously Surprise You

    Who needs to go to Florida? We've got dolphins in the silvery Tay.

    1. You can get up close and personal with bears in Dundee.

    2. Or befriend donkeys at Mountains Animal Sanctuary.

    3. You can have dinner on the boat that took Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton to the Antarctic in 1901.

    4. Or visit an art exhibition on board a 1800s frigate.

    5. There's a mobile tearoom that travels round the Angus countryside in a vintage Citroen H-Van.

    6. And a non-mobile tearoom in Broughty Ferry that sells incredible cakes like this.

    7. You can go tank driving in Auchterhouse.

    8. There's an annual metal festival in the tiny town of Kirriemuir.

    9. Or, if you don't like metal, you can visit J.M. Barrie's birthplace.

    10. You can visit one of the most haunted castles in Britain.

    11. You can go rock or ice climbing in Glen Clova.

    12. Or learn to fly at Tayside Aviation in Dundee.

    13. You can watch a movie in an historic jute mill.

    14. There are truly world-class gardens dotted all around.

    15. No, seriously. They're everywhere.

    16. There's a real Bash Street in Dundee, like the one in The Beano.

    17. You can go surfing in beautiful Lunan Bay.

    18. Or, if you're extra tough, what about a spot of coasteering?

    19. You can go to outdoor gigs at an observatory.

    20. You can learn Bear Grylls-style survival skills with Glentrek.

    21. There are some truly ancient Pictish stones at Aberlemno.

    22. You can watch smokies being made at Arbroath Harbour.

    23. You can take a seal-watching sea safari from Arbroath.

    24. Or just hang out with friendly dolphins in Dundee.

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