|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||13.7 miles (22 km)|
|Meets:||A935, A934, B9113, A932, B965, B961, B9095, B9127, A92|
|Old route now:||A935, B9095|
|Route outline (key)|
The A933 is a north-south road in east Angus.
The route starts at a rather nondescript T-junction on the A935 to the south east of Brechin town centre, although originally it started on the original route of the A94 in the town centre before heading along Southesk Street to its current starting point; this is now mostly A935.
The road slowly weaves its way out of the former cathedral city of Brechin, running beside the River South Esk before crossing it on a narrow bridge. After a short climb from the bridge, we turn sharply to the east, taking a wide sweeping route up the rest of the hill, while an unclassified road takes the direct route and is presumably the old road although it's never been the A933.
As the A933 heads south, it starts with a series of tight bends, but the straights between get longer and longer before the map shows a straight extending to nearly three miles. Be warned, however, as it is not straight in the other dimension, with undulations and tiny wiggles preventing a full three miles of visibility! About half way along, we cross the staggered crossroads with the A934 and B9113.
More noticeable kinks connect the next couple of straight sections, before the road takes an obvious bend to meet the A932 and then the B965. This junction has also been re-aligned, with the old railway embankment being cleared out to move the A932 north, away from the old bridge. Once more we find ourselves on a series of long straights, although nothing getting close to the three miles!
We pass the airbase on our left, and head on into Arbroath. The first right turn is the branch of the A933 that circles around the west of the town (after TOTSOing with the B9095), to join the A92 next to the retail park. The main route continues into the town, past the junction with the B964, reaching the dualled A92 at a roundabout to the northwest of the town centre and Abbey. The original route actually ran between these two branches, along part of what is now the B9095 to end on the A92 by the harbour.