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City Square showing street scenes, heritage elements and heritage architecture

Dundee’s cultural center lies in this civic square, where exciting local events and markets occur beneath the grand façades of historic buildings.

Wander across the pretty diamond-patterned pavement of Dundee’s City Square to experience the laid-back and community-minded essence of the city. Spot friends dining beneath colorful café awnings, children playing near the fountain or local farmers unloading their wares at the market. Admire the stunning heritage architecture of the square’s civic buildings or watch a performance at the gorgeous Caird Hall auditorium.

Strolling through Dundee’s city center, you’ll easily be drawn into City Square. Have breakfast or coffee at one of the square’s cafés or restaurants. When the weather is warm, sit at one of the tables that spill into the square and watch the city stir into life.

You might see locals setting up the day’s market or event. Concerts, parades and community festivals are held regularly within the spacious City Square. Check out the farmers market on the third Saturday of the month or peruse the wares in the shops that open up into the square. Come face-to-face with a bronze statue of Desperate Dan, one of the heroes of The Dandy comics or relax near the square’s pretty fountains.

City Square is surrounded by some of the city’s key cultural venues. Admire the bold portico of Caird Hall and Marryat Hall and find out what events are scheduled at these state-of-the-art concert auditoriums. You might see the Royal Scottish National Orchestra or a recital on the hall’s pipe organ.

Continue strolling along the pedestrianized section of High Street to find Nethergate. This area is dominated by the magnificent St. Mary’s Church, which features a steeple that dates back to the 1480s.

As evening falls, settle in at a cozy restaurant or pub and plan the next day of your visit in Dundee.

City Square is located in the heart of Dundee. Several local buses stop nearby and the city’s main train station is less than a 5-minute walk away. From City Square, walk to the waterfront, St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, McManus Galleries and the Howff.

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Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
3 out of 5
2 South Union Street, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £49 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
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Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £85 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
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Malmaison Dundee
Malmaison Dundee
4 out of 5
44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £74 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
Situated in Dundee, this romantic hotel is steps away from City Square and V&A Dundee. University of Dundee is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away. Dundee Tay Bridge Station ...
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Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
3 out of 5
2 South Union Street, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £49 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £85 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
Malmaison Dundee
Malmaison Dundee
4 out of 5
44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £74 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
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Holiday Inn Express Dundee
Holiday Inn Express Dundee
3 out of 5
41 Dock Street, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £60 per night from 23 Aug to 23 Aug
Holiday Inn Express Dundee
Hampton By Hilton Dundee City Center
Hampton By Hilton Dundee City Center
3 out of 5
1 Argyllgait, Dundee, Scotland
The price is £67 per night from 5 Sep to 5 Sep
Hampton By Hilton Dundee City Center
Best Western Queens Hotel
Best Western Queens Hotel
3 out of 5
160 Nethergate, Dundee, Scotland
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Staybridge Suites Dundee, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Dundee, an IHG Hotel
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Lower Dens Mill, Dundee, Scotland
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Staybridge Suites Dundee, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Dundee
Hotel Indigo Dundee
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Lower Dens Mill,constable Street, Dundee, Scotland
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Casa Fresa - Castle Heights - Luxury City Centre
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Casa Fresa - Castle Heights - Luxury City Centre
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