Scotland's fourth largest city sits on two prominent hills, Balgay and the Law, overlooking the River Tay. There is a fantastic freshness to the air in Dundee that has transformed itself into a city with impressive high-tech industries that adds to the high quality houses that were built out along the Tay towards Broughty Ferry when the city was built on wealth that was earned from the Jute trade. One of Dundee's big attractions is Captain Scott's ship, the Discovery. Dundee also has a thriving arts scene and plenty of good shops, bars and restaurants.
Things to do in Dundee
Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre
The Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts
The Verdant Works is a museum that has restored one of the original jute mills that founded Dundee's wealth
Crombie Country Park
Crombie Country Park is composed of 200 acres of woodland and surrounds the eye-catching Crombie Loch. Enjoy 7 kilometers of woodland trails, including discovery trails, where you can find information about Crombie's fascinating society and natural history.
St Cyrus Beach & Nature Reserve
The St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (NNR) is located between the village of St Cyrus and the North Sea, at the southern end of the Aberdeenshire Council area in Scotland.
HMS Unicorn is a British fifth-rate frigate of 46 guns. Construction began in February 1822 at the Royal Dockyard, Chatham, and the frigate was launched in February 1822. Carrying 46 guns, she was 151.6 feet (46.2 m) long. She was one of the most successful classes of frigates of the Leda type, one of the best of her generation, which was itself based on the designs of the French frigate Hebe captured in 1782. This class of ships included HMS Shannon, which captured the American frigate USS Chesapeake and HMS Trincomalee, which is the oldest frigate still afloat in Britain ahead of HMS Unicorn. The hull of HMS Unicorn is still afloat in the dock at Dundee Harbour in Scotland.
Balmerino Abbey, also called St Edward's Abbey, in Balmerino, Fife, Scotland, was a ruined Cistercian monastic community from the 16th century.
Dundee Botanic Gardens
University of Dundee Botanic Garden is a botanic garden located in the West End of Dundee, Scotland. The gardens are maintained and funded entirely by the University of Dundee.
The McManus Galleries are housed in an award-winning Victorian Gothic building, is home to Dundee's primary collection, crossing 400 million years, and has been at the heart of the city's art and culture since 1867. Eight magnificent open galleries house fascinating exhibitions on art, history, and the environment, providing a fascinating insight into Dundee.
Broughty Ferry Castle
Broughty Ferry Castle is a 15th-century coastal fort situated along the River Tay at Broughty Ferry, near Dundee, Scotland.
Camperdown Country Park
Camperdown Country Park, often known as Camperdown Park, is a public park in the Camperdown area of Dundee, Scotland. The park comprises the former grounds of Camperdown House, a 19th-century mansion purchased by the city in 1946. Camperdown Park is home to a wildlife center and recreational facilities. It is the largest park in Dundee, covering 1.6km2 (400 acres). Over 190 species of trees are found in the park. Camperdown House is "the largest remaining Greek Revival house in Scotland." It is protected as a Grade A listed building, and the park is included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland, the national list of essential parks.
V & A Museum Dundee
The V&A Dundee Museum is a museum dedicated to design, and it is located in Dundee, Scotland. The museum is located in a building designed by architect Kengo Kuma and opened on September 15, 2018. It is the first museum of its kind in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) outside London.