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Discover the attractions of Scotland’s fourth largest city. Often overlooked as a tourist destination, Dundee has everything you need for a perfect city break and more. A decidedly modern city, Dundee hosts many memorials to its industrial heritage while keeping a firm gaze on the future.
A centre for computing and biotechnology, this 21st century Scottish destination is also a haven for shoppers with a number of popular shopping centres spread out across its city centre. It is also a city centre well stocked with first-rate bars and restaurants. Two of the most popular shopping destinations are the Overgate and the Wellgate centres. Both are home to a number of popular brands and stores and regularly attract those living throughout the surrounding areas of Angus and Fife.
The City of Dundee can easily be reached via its small airport. While not responsible for the same high volumes of flights at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, Dundee Airport still offers a convenient way to discover the city.<H3>See Dundee Waterfront</H3>
Dundee has seen a great deal of investment to take advantage of its excellent position on the banks of the Tay, and its unique place in wider Scottish life, with a newly developed waterfront space created to house the V&A Museum Of Design, Dundee. This is the UK's first purpose-built design museum outside of London.
Dundee is home to a number of high-quality tourist attractions and it is easy to visit them all in a short space of time. The famous RRS Discovery, which gave the city its nickname the City of Discovery, is found on the waterfront. The last traditional three-masted ship built in Britain, the vessel now houses a museum dedicated to Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton on their first trip to the Antarctic. Dundee is also home to the HMS Unicorn, another historic ship that now acts as a maritime museum.
The city is also an important cultural centre with a vibrant creative scene. This is typified in the cultural quarter that contains the Dundee Centre for Contemporary Arts. Built in 1997 to offer a new arts space in Dundee, the centre is now a popular destination, containing two cinema screens, a gallery space, and a café. The famous Dundee Rep theatre offers yet more performing arts potential and often showcases the best of Scottish theatre.
The historic centre of Scotland’s textile industry, Dundee still celebrates its past as a jute manufacturer at the Verdant Works heritage centre. This industrial museum gives you a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the city in its Victorian prime, as well as highlighting the global influence that Dundee when the British Empire was at its zenith.
If you are looking for a Scottish city break in a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, then Dundee should be on your radar. Use the Expedia search tool to research attractions, accommodation, flights and car hire and find a more convenient way to plan a holiday.