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Explore Dundee, Scotland

Dundee, Scotland
Dundee, Scotland

What do you get when you combine the country’s first UNESCO City of Design and a beautiful countryside which has helped bring us Aberdeen Angus beef, Arbroath Smokies and Peter Pan? Dundee & Angus – a beautiful historic and vibrant region.

Mixing a fascinating history with a fresh, modern look, the city of Dundee has arts and culture in abundance, amazing attractions and all the greats – from shopping to food and drink and entertainment.

Here are a list of things you HAVE to see and do in Dundee:

RRS Discovery

RRS Discovery
RRS Discovery

Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery at the multi award-winning Discovery Point, and experience one of the greatest stories ever told.

Come face to face with the ‘Heroes of the Ice’ at Discovery Point, an award-winning attraction and museum that tells the story of RRS Discovery. The exhibitions are a mix of state of the art audio visual and computer based multimedia, alongside displays of actual artefacts that belonged to Scott and the brave crew who sailed with him.

For a trip to remember visit Discovery Point.

Broughty Ferry

Broughty Ferry is a pleasant suburb four miles east of Dundee with a good selection of pubs and restaurants.

Comprising an eclectic mix of big villas built by jute barons up the hillside and small fishermen’s cottages along the shoreline, ‘The Ferry’, as its known, has experienced a recent resurgence and is now a popular and relaxing spot with some good restaurants and pubs that get particularly busy on summer evenings.

The striking Broughty Castle and Museum, right by the seashore is well worth a visit. Built in the 15th century to protect the estuary, its four floors now house local-history exhibits, covering the story of Broughty Ferry as a fishing village and the history of whaling, as well as details of local geology and wildlife.

Close by Monikie Country Park’s many attractions include guided walks, self-led trails, barbecue hire and an adventure play park.

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum

The McManus
The McManus

The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee.

The award-winning Victorian, Gothic building, is home to Dundee’s main collection spanning 400 million years. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house facinating exhibitions of art, history and the environment, giving a fascinating insight into Dundee.

Throughout the eight galleries visitors can learn about early man in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artifacts from industries past and present.

Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey
Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey is famously associated with the Declaration of Arbroath of 1320, which asserted Scotland’s independence from England.

Parts of the abbey church and domestic buildings remain, notably the gatehouse range and the abbot’s house.

Angus and Dundee Walks

Scottish Highlands
Scottish Highlands

Angus and Dundee provide a gradual transition from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Much of Angus is taken up by the fertile farmland, famous for fruit-growing and for Aberdeen Angus cattle, on either side of the brief upland of the Sidlaw Hills, beloved of Dundee folk. The attractive old country towns serving this area include Forfar, Brechin and Kirriemuir. To the east is an interesting coastline, ranging from the famous links at Carnoustie, through the fishing town of Arbroath – famous for its smokies – and on up to Montrose, between the North Sea and its tidal basin.

Eat Drink and Shop

Eating, drinking, shopping. A big part of the experience of visiting a new area. Dundee now boasts an eclectic mix of bars, cafés, restaurants and individual shops as well as The Overgate and Wellgate Shopping Centres. From the intimate to the formal, relaxed to funky, the city caters for all tastes.

 

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