The ancient world is everywhere in Angus and Tayside, and Pictish stones are never far away. Taking its name from an 8th century Pictish king, the area has been occupied since the Neolithic period, so there is little surprise that stories lie underneath every stone and between every brick. It boasts dragons and maidens, ghosts and witches, and even the Scottish version of King Arthur’s Guinevere. Just North of Dundee past the Sidlaw hills, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Here, ghosts haunt ancient castle halls, and gold glistens at the bottom of silvery rivers.