City of Dundee
Dundee in Angus sits proudly on the Firth of Tay Estuary in the east of Scotland. The coastal city is steeped in important maritime history and industrial heritage – marked by many remainders of its time as a crucial port in the British Isles.
Sights and attractions include the RRS Discovery, the vessel used for Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition and HM Frigate Unicorn – an imposing 19th century warship. Away from the docks the McManus, Dundee’s art gallery and museum, offers insights and creative delights from the surrounding area. Meanwhile the Verdant Works Museum celebrates the jute industry and textile heritage, and Dundee Museum of Transport shares vehicles and vessels from bygone eras.
If you fancy a spot of shopping the town centre more than delivers – thanks to Overgate, Wellgate and The Keiller shopping centres. A plethora of restaurants (both chains and independents) serve a variety of food including world cuisine and local delicacies. Numerous bars and pubs serve locals and visitors – largely thanks to the presence of the University of Dundee.
If you want to escape the city, you’ll also be spoiled for choice. Explore the surrounding hills and glens, take a walk down the River Tay or indulge in some watersports if you’re feeling adventurous. Camperdown Country Park and Broughty Castle are also fantastic places to spend a day out.
Transport links are abundant and efficient – as the city has an extensive network of trains and buses. It can also be reached by rail and road or via Glasgow Airport. The National Express coach service also offers routes from larger UK cities.