Travel & Accommodation

The Festival is held at Forfar Mart, an ideal venue offering extensive livestock handling facilities and exhibition space. The mart is easily accessible by most forms of travel.

How to get to the Festival

The town of Forfar is situated in the county of Angus, in eastern Scotland. It is easily accessible from the A90 which runs between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and can eaily be reached from the A9 at Perth.

The Festival is being held at Forfar Mart, St John Street, Forfar, DD8 3EZ.

Forfar is approximately:

  • 35 miles from Perth
  • 50 miles from Aberdeen
  • 70 miles from Stirling
  • 75 miles from Edinburgh
  • 95 miles from Glasgow
  • 130 miles from Inverness
  • 160 miles from Dumfries

By road

The Mart is located in the town of Forfar, just off the A90 on St John Street. There is free car parking at the venue.

We suggest visitors, especially those coming with livestock trailers and other large vehicles, follow our recommended route to the venue:

  • Exit the A90 at the Kirriemuir junction 11.
  • Then proceed east on the A926 towards Forfar.
  • Turn left onto Market Street. The Mart is approximately 400 yards on your left, immediately after the Angus Council offices.

By rail

The nearest railway stations is in Arbroath, about 15 miles away from the venue. Arbroath has regular trains arriving direct from Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. A taxi from Arbroath Station to the venue will cost around £15.

By air

Dyce (Aberdeen) Airport is located within 50 miles of Forfar, Edinburgh 75 miles, and between them they have regular flights from most european countries and UK regional airports.

Accommodation

Forfar and its surrounding area offers a wide range of quality accommodation – from excellent hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation to first-class camping and caravan sites.

Visit Angus provides a comprehensive directory of accommodation in the area, including hotels, B&Bs, self-catering and caravan and camping sites:

View the Visit Angus accommodation directory