Living in Dundee Scotland

Dundee is Scotland’s most cost-effective student city – meaning that your money will go further. The cost of living is estimated to be around 15% cheaper than the UK average with good quality private accommodation available if you want to share a flat with your friends after your first year.

Lovers of the great outdoors will find that Dundee has a lot to offer all year round, both on land and water. Famous river fishing and golf courses are nearby, and an hour’s drive will take you to magnificent mountains perfect for climbing, hiking, skiing or even snowboarding.

There are over 50 golf courses within a 30 minute drive of Dundee, including St Andrews, Carnoustie and Gleneagles but also many affordable golf clubs and courses in the local area.

In the city itself, there are several municipal sports centres, swimming pools and private fitness clubs, sailing clubs and an ice rink with an ice hockey team in the UK leagues. Dundee has one Scottish Premier League football club, Dundee United, and a further team, Dundee FC, in the Scottish First Division.

There are good connections with the rest of the UK by train, coach and motorway. There are daily flights from Dundee airport to London City, Birmingham and Belfast. Edinburgh International airport, an hour away by motorway, provides a wider choice of destinations.

If you want a change of scenery, both Edinburgh and Glasgow are only an hour and a quarter away.

Quick Facts

  • The city of Dundee is located on the east coast of Scotland, one hour north of Edinburgh, on the banks of the beautiful River Tay
  • Dundee is surrounded by magnificent scenery from mountains and lochs to miles of coastline. Amazing Scottish wilderness is a short journey away from Dundee’s bustling city centre
  • Dundee is the 4th largest city in Scotland and has a population of 150,000
  • Dundee has a rich history of invention and innovation which led to the title of ‘City of Discovery’
  • Sunniest city in Scotland with approximately 1400 hours of sunshine per year