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Carnoustie is a Town on the northeast coast of Scotland, 13 miles northeast of of Dundee, 59 miles south of Aberdeen.

Carnoustie is popular for its Beach, Kids Play, Leisure Centre with a Cafe, Golf Courses, Rookery Restaurant overlooking the Golf Courses, Airedale Terrier Memorial 2 miles north at East Haven, and Barry Water Mill 2 miles west.

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The images top are of Carnoustie High Street and War Memorial. There are signs from the High Street showing roads to the Beach and Golf Courses.

The Beach at Carnoustie runs for miles north and south, with a Kids Play, Grasslands, and Leisure Centre with a Cafe.

The Fountain at Carnoustie Beach was erected for Provost Winter in 1906, in memory of his father John Winter who died in 1902.

The Beach Pavilion is next to the Fountain, built in 1906 as a Cafe. The Pavilion was used by the Rugby Club for a while before being sold in 2017 to serve as a Restaurant, Bar, Cafe, and Art Gallery.

At the Beach is Carnoustie Golf Links, with the Championship Course, Burnside, Buddon Links, and a short five-hole course named The Nestie.

The first Course opened in 1842, with the Championship Course first hosting the Open in 1931. Wiki Page.

The 75 bedroom Carnoustie Golf Hotel was built in 1999, overlooking the 18th green. This Hotel was built for the 1999 Open, won at Carnoustie by the Scotsman Paul Lawrie, beating the Frenchman Jean van de Velde that ran up 7 on the 18th Hole, with his ball visiting the Grandstand, Thick Rough, and Barry Burn.

Links House was completed next to the 18th Green in 2018, with a new Pro Shop, Bar, 7 Golf Simulators, and a Heritage Area giving information on the Course and Golfers that have won the Open here. The Rookery Restaurant has amazing views over the Course and 18th Green.

East Haven is a small Fishing Village 2 miles north of Carnoustie with a long Beach that was used by the Royal Family in the 1930s. By the Beach is a Memorial to Airedale Terriers, trained at East Haven for World War One.

The Royal Castle of Glamis is 17 miles northwest of East Haven.

Carnoustie History

1200s - the Maule Clan gained control of this area, building Panmure Castle about 3 miles northwest of where Carnoustie is today.

1646 - King Charles I created the Earldom of Panmure for Patrick Maule. The Maule Family invested in Business in the area, leading to the Village of East Haven and Town of Carnoustie.

1660s - Panmure House was built close to the old Panmure Castle.

1700s early - Carnoustie is seen on records as a Village involved in the Linen and Weaving.

1760s - Carnoustie grew rapidly at a time time there was a great demand for Linen. The Flax Plant used for producing Linen, was grown in the area, with more imported from Europe. Linen was produced on Weaving Machines in Homes and Factories.

Fishing in the area was for Salmon, Cod, Haddock, Lobster, and Crab, with much of the Salmon, Cod and Lobster sold in England.

1842 - the first of the Golf Courses was opened at Carnoustie.

1850s - Panmure House was rebuilt in Scottish Baronial style, claimed to be the top Mansion in Scotland.

1883 - the Railway reached Carnoustie, leading to more growth of the Town, with a number of businesses operating such as Textiles, Shoe Making, Malting Barley for Beer & Whisky, Foundry for Heavy Machinery, and Dalhousie Cars from 1906 to 1910.

The Railway also brought in the first Tourists for Bathing in the Sea and Golf.

1891 - Arthur George Maule Ramsey, 14th Earl of Dalhousie, sold the Links Land to the People of Carnoustie on the condition they would only use the Land for Golf and Leisure. There are now 4 Golf Courses on the Land, one of the top Golf Complexes in Scotland.

1955 - Panmure House was demolished.

1970s - low cost Package Holidays to warmer Mediterranean Countries led to a decline in Summer Tourists at Carnoustie.

Today - Carnoustie attracts large numbers of Tourists for the Golf, and through a new form of Tourism, traveling around Scotland in Camper Vans. There are about 1,200 miles of Coastal Roads around Scotland, even more if you venture out to some more remote areas, with many Touring and Camping sites all around the Coast.

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