Brechin, located in Angus, is a formal royal burgh in Scotland. Visitors will find there are ample sights and attractions in the local area, including a small museum located in the former town house, as well as a cathedral and round tower. Without a doubt, the most well known attraction in the area is Brechin Cathedral. The round tower dates back to the 11th Century. Originally, the tower was free-standing, but today it is incorporated into the cathedral. Although the cathedral has been updated over the years, it does still contain quite a bit of the medieval work that dates back to the 13th and 14th Centuries.
The Scottish town of Brechin is located within the county of Angus. Brechin was traditionally described as being a city due to it having a cathedral however it was never actually recognised as being a city. Brechin is often still called a city for example the local football team are known as titles Brechin City.
There are a number of attractions within the town or the surrounding area and one of these is the Pictavia, which is a Pictish culture that involves displaying several stoners that are all carved. The town is home to a small museum that was formerly a town house. There is also a station within the town of Brechin and it operates on the main Caledonian railway route.
The town of Brechin is probably best known for its cathedral, which dates back to the eleventh century. There is a round tower located at the cathedral and this is one of only two of these monuments, which are located in Scotland. The round tower monument is an Irish style.
The town of Brechin has a strong educational network that is managed by the education department within the council of Angus. The town has one secondary school, which is known as Brechin High and there is also seven primary schools, which are known as Tarfside, Stracathro, Edzell, Andover, Careston and also Maisondieu.
Over the years there has been a number of famous people connected within the town and these include Robert Watson Watt who was a very important pioneer within the early development of radar.