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Kirriemuir - home of peter pan

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Kirriemuir is a place of narrow winding streets and intriguing passages. The town centre is the oldest and is possibly the most picturesque part of this ancient town.

The most famous landmark in this ancient town is the statue of J.M Barrie's legendary Peter Pan, born in 1860 Barrie's birth place pictured below lies east of the town centre and is now looked after by the National Trust for Scotland.

Visitors to Kirriemuir can view the recreated kitchen and bedroom as well as seeing Barrie's original writing desk, a small museum in the third of the upper floor rooms will assist visitors to find more about the life of the most famous "Son" of Kirriemuir.

Kirriemuir was made a Burgh of Barony In 1459, under this charter the town had no right of foreign trade, which is totally unbelievable in this day and age

Kirriemuir was allowed weekly markets, resident craftsmen and the the power to buy and sell goods, along with the right to erect a Market Cross, thankfully things have changes since then.

Kirriemuir is the only Burgh of Barony in Angus and After a royal mandate in 1352, officials from Dundee were allowed to protect their trading interests by going to Kirriemuir and publicly forbiding trading in the town, which is out of order.

J M Barrie's Birthplace is open daily during April and September and weekends in October. Costs are £3.00 for adults; £2.00 for concessions; £1.00 for children. Contact them directly for more details on 01575 572646.

The old Town House, dating back to 1604 is in the main square, the building is now home to the Kirriemuir Museum and is open daily except Sunday and Thursday mornings. Entrance is free.

It is worth noting that Sir Hugh Munro lived near Kirriemuir and his name has forever since been linked with Scottish mountains over 3000 feet.

The Kirriemuir show is an annual event that is well attended by people from throughout the area

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