birthplace of the Marquis of Montrose.
where in 1320 the Declaration of Arbroath was sighed.
home to J.M.Barrie and a superb base from which to explore the Grampians.
Access to Forfar is excellent. To find your way around the region, load our Angus map and choose your destination!
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t is believed that King Malcolm Canmore held 'parliament' here and conferred
surnames and titles to the Scottish nobility. Certainly there was a royal
residence here, traces of which can be found just north of the town centre at
Forfar has a loch to the east and west, one of which was home to Queen Margaret (wife of Malcolm Canmore) who had a castle built.
he town earned for itself quite a notorious reputation in the 17th century, due to the number of women burned here for witchcraft. These executions took place on a tract of land just north of the town which even to this day is known as "The Witches' Hollow".
You can read more about Forfar's past in our dedicated History section.
ome of the town's buildings are worthy of special mention, such as the County Buildings (1873) and the Reid Hall built in 1871. This fine structure was financed by Peter Reid, who made his considerable fortune through the manufacture of 'Forfar Rock' confectionery.
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