One of the better condition asylums I've been to over the years, which ain't surprising with it only closing in 2011. With it taking over 7 hours to get up to the place camping on the beach for an early start was the best option. After avoiding the crazy amount of dog walkers we finally managed to find a way in and it was worth it for the older looking side to the hospital. I mostly spent my time in the older looking side to the place as you can see from my photos. The newer side was a bit trashed and very much a modern looking hospital. A great explore cut short by the time it would take to get back south of the border.
Brief history:- Sunnyside Royal hospital was a psychiatric hospital founded in 1781 located in Hillside, Scotland. The hospital was originally founded as the Montrose Lunatic Asylum, Infirmary & Dispensary. In 1858 the hospital moved to a newly built site on the land of Sunnyside farm. Over the years a few extensions and additional buildings were added including name changes. After being open for 230 years most patients were sent to a new £20 million build at Stracathro Hospital.