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Things to do in Carnoustie, Angus

Carnoustie is the youngest of the seven Angus Burghs. The town marked its second century in 1997, when the streets glowed from a torchlit procession in a celebration of its history.

Early maps indicate a farmhouse marked 'Karnousty' as early as 1640. However it was not until the 19th century that the town expanded significantly, due largely to the prosperity of nearby Dundee.

Carnoustie has long held a reputation throughout the world as one of the great golfing locations. Ever since the British Open was first played at Carnoustie in 1931, the course has represented a magnetic challenge for golfers of all standards. The Open Championship has been contested over the Carnoustie course on five previous occasions. The return of the championship in 1999 has brought an end to the Open's twenty-four year absence from the Carnoustie links.

While golfers test their skill on the varying courses, there are many other activities to consider. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing can be enjoyed at the bay, as well as horse riding, tennis, bowls and the variety of indoor sports on offer at the leisure centre.

Carnoustie has for many years been a popular holiday town and its sweeping bay of golden sand is a heavenly spot for a picnic or to watch the sunsets, with views across the Tay estuary to the Kingdom of Fife.

Fetes and special events are featured throughout the summer, with Carnoustie Gala week providing fun and entertainment for all the family.

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