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Things to do in Forfar, Angus

The Royal Burgh of Forfar stands on what was once the centre of the kingdom of the Picts - the region's first settlers. Puzzling reminders of the area's earliest inhabitants spring up around the fertile Strathmore valley in which Forfar proudly sits, with mysterious shapes carved deep into solitary stones scattered throughout the land.

Splendid local produce and local specialities are sure to tempt you to the table after a busy day exploring. One local meal you cannot leave the town without feasting on is the famous Forfar bridie, the local equivalent of the Cornish pasty, said to take its name from the late Mrs. Bridie. It was eaten by farm workers, the casing of pastry allowing the bridie to be eaten out of work-soiled hands. The crust was simply thrown away.

A track known as the 'King's Cadger's Road' once led from the town to the coast, along which fresh fish was brought to the former royal castle, today marked by an octagonal turret.

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