Forbes Of Kingennie :: Location


The Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort is situated on a stunning lochside location in beautiful Angus countryside on Scotland's picturesque East coast just a few miles from the city of Dundee, ‘City of Discovery’ – with world famous Carnoustie Golf Links nearby too. Dundee has the largest indoor shopping centre on the east coast of Scotland.

Situated minutes away from the A92, on-site facilities include restaurant, bar, trout fishing, golf course, putting, maze, playpark and three-pool aquarium.

Kingennie is just six miles by road from Dundee which is itself well connected by road, rail and air. Major road networks link the city to Aberdeen (65 miles), Perth (23 miles), Edinburgh (62 miles) and Glasgow (82 miles). Dundee airport offers direct flights to London City Airport.

Golfing enthusiasts could scarcely pick a more ideal location, with world famous golf courses nearby at Carnoustie and St Andrews and over 30 quality golf courses within an hour’s drive.

And the estate is less than an hour's drive from the superlative Angus Glens for those who want to enjoy some of the best hillwalking in Scotland.

Forbes of Kingennie is secluded enough to be a rural retreat and yet close enough to towns, cities and motorways that the entire country is accessible. Scotland has many treasures beyond the picture postcard image of rolling hills and heather, and the picturesque east coast contains many sites of historical importance well worth a visit.

Directions To Kingennie

Getting to Dundee

By Road

From Aberdeen - Take the A90 south from Aberdeen
From Edinburgh - Take the M90 north from Edinburgh. At Perth take the A90 to Dundee.
From Glasgow  - Take the A80 north, then follow the M876 to Kincardine. After crossing the Kincardine Bridge take the A977 north to Kinross. At Kinross, join the M90 going north to Perth. From there take the A90 to Dundee.

By Rail

Dundee is served by a mainline railway station on the main East Coast of Scotland line which runs regular daily express services between Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Trains are also available from Glasgow via Perth.

By Air

‘Scot Airways’ operate three daily direct services flying from London City Airport to Dundee Riverside Airport. British Airways and EasyJet provide regular flights throughout the day to Edinburgh Airport, which is approximately a one-hour car journey from Kingennie.

Getting there from Dundee

Follow the A92 Dundee - Arbroath road for approximately three miles and turn off at the signposted ‘Kingennie and Wellbank’ junction, just prior to the Dobbies Garden Centre. Forbes of Kingennie is signposted once you are off the A92, located approximately three miles before the village of Wellbank.

Alternatively, take the B962 turning off the A92 Dundee - Arbroath road. Before you reach Newbigging turn left onto the B961. Forbes of Kingennie is sign posted from approximately two miles along this road.


Travel tips for Scotland

Hire a car

Our car hire partners can arrange car hire for you – everything from compact saloons to 4 x 4 and  luxury vehicles, at highly competitive rates, brokered personally for you. Available from all the major Scottish cities and airports, including Dundee - the nearest branch to the hotel for pick up and drop off.

Firstly go on to and fill in the online enquiry form there.

Or why not hire a classic car for the touring holiday or break of your dreams? We can help arrange the tour of your choice in the car of your dreams: self drive tours, whether in a classic car, luxury vehicle or 4x4.
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Travel & Transport Route Planners

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One of the advantages of Dundee, apart from being an attractive, lively city with good shopping and excellent restaurants, is its location. Situated in a central position it is ideal for using as a base for a host of local activities, or as a starting point for the more intrepid traveller. There are good rail and bus connections with all major Scottish cities.

Some useful distances and times

Edinburgh - 120 km, 1hr 15 minutes
Edinburgh Airport - 100 km, 60 minutes
Glasgow - 140 km, 1hr 40 minutes
Glasgow Airport - 160 km, 2 hours
Perth - 32 km, 40 minutes
Aberdeen - 100 km, 1hr 15 minutes
Inverness - 182 km, 2hrs 15 minutes
St Andrews - 30 km, 40 minutes
Carnoustie - 15 km, 10 minutes

Dundee Airport

Dundee Airport is located minutes from the city centre, rail and bus stations and serves Tayside and the surrounding regions of Scotland.

City Jet for Air France operates scheduled flights between Dundee Airport and London City Airport seven days a week.

The airport terminal building provides a comfortable environment for travellers, including facilities for the disabled and on airport car parking is also available at Dundee. Taxis are available at the airport.

Tayside Aviation provides aircraft charter and pilot training services at Dundee Airport and can be contacted on 01382 644372. It also provides aircraft servicing and repair facilities.


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