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Sat on the northern shore of the picturesque Firth of Tay, it’s perhaps no surprise that Dundonians are always in such a good mood. The city is famous for its friendly, welcoming locals – and when they live in a place as charming as this, it’s easy to see why.
When you book a hire car in Dundee you’re not only getting access to the city and its surroundings, you’re opening up the entirety of east Scotland, whether you want to explore the stunning landscapes of the Cairngorms, head to Edinburgh or Glasgow to catch a show, or simply play a couple of rounds at St Andrews.
Dundee Airport is almost within the city itself – so close, you can be in the city centre within 10 minutes if the traffic is good. You could also fly into nearby Edinburgh Airport, about an hour and a half south via the M9.
Most rental cars in Dundee are provided by Avis. You’ll find they have a range of models and options available, including luxury sedans, city-roaming hatchbacks and vans, in case you need to do some heavy lifting.
The first thing to do when you arrive is go see the statue in Dundee City Square. You might expect to see a local hero, or perhaps a figure from the city’s history, but no – Dundee features a giant statue of Desperate Dan, the Beano character. It was erected in tribute to local publishers DC Thomson, who created the comics.
Just next to the Tay Road bridge, which crosses the river Tay towards St Andrews, you’ll find the RRS Discovery. The three-mast ship is famous for its role in Captain Scott’s polar expedition, when it spent two winters trapped in Antarctic ice. Today, it’s been converted into a fascinating museum, complete with recreations of the living quarters and interactive exhibitions.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s grandest city and its capital, lies about an hour and a half away via the A92. It's a fairytale place, all cobbled lanes and Georgian architecture, and it comes alive every summer for the Edinburgh Festival, the largest cultural event anywhere in Europe. A climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat, the 250m-high hill that overlooks the city, is essential.
If you’ve ever picked up a golf club, you’ve probably dreamt of playing at St Andrews. The legendary golf complex sits 30 minutes south of Dundee, just over the river, and has five courses available for the public to book. Make sure you get your request in early, and expect to pay a hefty green fee.
If you have a valid EU driving licence, you’ll be perfectly equipped to drive a hire car in Dundee or anywhere in Scotland. Just remember to keep your vehicle documents in the car at all times, as police may ask to see them if you’re pulled over. Your rental car company will provide them, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
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