Treasure hunts across Angus this Easter

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Easter hunts will take place in Angus at the National Trust for Scotland’s House of Dun and the home of acclaimed author J.M. Barrie over the Easter weekend.

Visitors can hop along to the House of Dun, a beautiful Georgian House built on the rise above Montrose Basin, the birthplace of J.M. Barrie, playwright and author of the much-loved story of Peter Pan.

The Easter Bunny has left clues to follow, and children can collect them, solve the puzzle and claim a chocolatey reward.

Meanwhile, on Easter Sunday Barry Mill near Carnoustie will be running its ever-popular duck races once again, and there should be a few surprises to make 2016 extra special.

Carly Lamberty, Marketing Manager said: “We’re getting cracking on our visitor season extra early this year, with lots of Easter fun thanks to our partnership with Cadbury. And every egg hunt helps us to look after the special places in our care.”

Almost 50 Easter hunts will take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic houses, glorious gardens and cracking countryside over the Easter weekend.

For the ninth consecutive year, the conservation charity has teamed up with Cadbury to host dozens of Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts all over the country from Friday, March 25, to Monday, March 28, from Dumfries and Galloway to Wester Ross.

Highlights include the beautiful formal gardens at Greenbank Garden in Glasgow, and the rugged coastline and woodland at Culzean Castle and Country Park in Ayrshire.

Then there’s Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire, where amongst the woods and gardens you might find red squirrels, woodpeckers and herons. At Newhailes in Musselburgh, there is lots to explore and even the remains of an 18th-century tea house to discover.

Or, why not follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and lord it up like a Stuart king in the Renaissance gardens at Falkland Palace in Fife.


House of Dun, near Montrose - Friday, March 25 – Monday, March 28, 12–4pm, £2 per hunt. Call 01674 810264.

JM Barrie’s Birthplace, Kirriemuir, Saturday, March 26 to Monday, March 28, 12-4pm

£2 per hunt, call 01575 572646.

Barry Mill, near Carnoustie, Barry Mill Easter Duck Races, stalls, refreshments and competitions, Sunday, March 27, 12noon–4pm. Call 01241 856761, email

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