Liscara Bed and Breakfast - Brechin

History

The house was built around 1840 for Mr G Smart who owned the Valley Works (Jute Mill) in River Street.   The mill's claim to fame was producing some of the linen used on the liner "Queen Elizabeth".   The house was split into 3 properties in the early 60s.   We purchased the main part of the house in 1988 and eventually the flat below in 1992.   The size of the exterior belies the expansive interior with its original Victorian features and we have since been restoring them to something resembling their former glory.   It has been a labour of love, not counting blood, sweat and tears, and we have been assured by our guests that our efforts have not been in vain.

We are situated at the edge of the City within easy walking distance of all amenities and local places of interest such as Pictavia - an exhibition of Pictish sculpture, and we overlook Brechin Cathedral with its historic round tower, one of only two in Scotland.   Angus has much to offer the visitor, here in Brechin we are within easy driving distance of the Glens and the East Coast and are surrounded by high quality golf courses.   We are also roughly halfway between Aberdeen and Dundee and both these cities are well worth a visit for their unique charms.

We serve a traditional Scottish breakfast, even a continental breakfast should you prefer something lighter.   We also serve kippers and the famous Arbroath Smokies on request.   All our produce is sourced from local suppliers and can be traced to farms in Angus and other counties in Scotland. Also our jams are homemade from local fruits.   Our main meat supplier is Bruce Brymer(Butchers) - www.brucebrymerbutcher.co.uk

Directions

Coming from the South along the A90, take the first exit for Brechin.   It is just over a mile to the city boundary, and we are then approximately 300 metres past the city sign on the right hand side.

If you are travelling from the North, take the second exit into Brechin which will bring you into the City as above.

 

Britains Best Breaks

Liscara recently featured on a programme called "Britiains Best Breaks" recorded for the Sky TV Travel Show.  To view the video click on the arrow >>

A clip from "Britain's Best Breaks" recorded for SKY TV Travel show.