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Links Park Stadium | Montrose football ground guide

Links Park is a football stadium in Montrose, Scotland. It has been the home ground of Montrose F.C. since 1887. The stadium has a capacity of 4,936, with a single-tiered covered stand on the south side of the pitch and a small covered terrace at the west end.

The stadium was opened in 1887 on land rented from the ‘Auld Kirk’. To help finance the new ground, Montrose F.C. rented the pitch out for circuses and livestock grazing. The club was eventually able to raise £150 in 1920 to buy a stand, that had been previously used by the Highland Games. A roof was built over the Wellington Street end of the ground in the 1960s. Floodlights were installed in 1971 and first used in a match against Stranraer.

Other improvements brought the total investment to nearly £1 million, of which the Football Trust provided £400,000. Keith bought the ground in 1995 for £500,000 and granted the club a 25-year lease, without rent. GlaxoSmithKline provided a £250,000 grant in 2006 for the club to install an all-weather surface at Links Park. This pitch was replaced by another artificial surface during the 2015 close season.

Links Park is a relatively small stadium, but it is well-maintained and has a good atmosphere on matchdays. The club has ambitious plans to expand the stadium in the future, but these plans are currently on hold due to financial constraints.

  • Golf Inn is a 5-minute walk from the stadium and offers a wide selection of beers, wines, and spirits. They also have a good food menu, including burgers, pizzas, and fish and chips. Address: 15-17 Mill St, Montrose DD10 8NP. Phone: 01674 672047.
  • British Legion is a short walk from the stadium and is a popular spot for fans before and after games. They have a selection of beers on tap, as well as pool tables and darts. Address: 16 Wellington St, Montrose DD10 8QD. Phone: 01674 677473.
  • Market Arms is a 15-minute walk from the stadium and is a popular spot for locals. They have a selection of beers on tap, as well as live music on weekends. Address: 95 High St, Montrose DD10 8QY. Phone: 01674 673384.
  • Pavilion Cafe is a 15-minute walk from the stadium and is a great place to go for a coffee or light bite before the game. They also have a beer garden with outdoor seating. Address: Melville Gardens, Montrose DD10 8HG. Phone: 01674 958188.
  • Links Hotel. This 19th-century hotel offers traditional and modern lodgings, as well as a dining room, cafe, and free WiFi. It is located just a 5-minute walk from the stadium.
  • Park Hotel. This traditional hotel offers straightforward rooms and a white-tablecloth restaurant. It is located a 10-minute walk from the stadium.
  • The George Hotel. This hotel offers basic rooms with free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. It also has a bar/lounge and a free Scottish breakfast. It is located a 15-minute walk from the stadium.
  • Star Hotel. This 18th-century coaching house-turned-hotel offers simple rooms and a relaxed bar. It is located a 20-minute walk from the stadium.
  • By car: The stadium is located on Wellington Street, which is just off the A92. There is a car park at the ground, but it can get busy on match days.
  • By bus: There are several bus routes that stop near the stadium, including the 30C, 47A, and 50A. The nearest bus stop is on Rosehill Road.
  • By train: The nearest train station is Montrose, which is about a 10-minute walk from the stadium.
  • On foot: The stadium is located in the town center, so it is easy to walk to from most places in Montrose.

Here are some specific directions for each method of transportation:

By car:

  • Take the A92 into Montrose.
  • Just as the road turns towards the seafront, turn left into Rosehill Road.
  • Take the 4th right into Warrack Terrace and then third left into Wellington Street for the ground.

By bus:

  • Take the 30C, 47A, or 50A bus to the Rosehill Road stop.
  • Walk to Wellington Street and turn right. The stadium will be on your left.

By train:

  • Get off at Montrose train station.
  • Walk to Wellington Street and turn right. The stadium will be on your left.

On foot:

  • From the town center, walk down Rosehill Road.
  • The stadium will be on your right.
  • House of Dun & Angus Folk Museum: This 18th-century mansion is surrounded by beautiful gardens and woodlands. You can tour the house, learn about the history of Angus, and see a variety of wildlife.
  • Montrose Museum: This museum tells the story of Montrose from its earliest days to the present. There are exhibits on local history, art, and archaeology.
  • Montrose Basin Visitor Centre: This visitor centre is located on the edge of the Montrose Basin, a Ramsar-listed wetland area. You can learn about the wildlife of the basin, go on boat tours, and explore the nature trails.
  • St Cyrus National Nature Reserve: This nature reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including seals, otters, and birds. You can go for walks, explore the beaches, and learn about the natural history of the area.
  • Montrose Golf Links: These links courses are some of the oldest and most famous in Scotland. They are a great place to play golf or just enjoy the scenery.
  • Fontanna: This is a new tourist attraction in Montrose. It is a water park with a variety of slides, pools, and other water features.

I hope this gives you some ideas for things to do near Links Park Stadium!