Looking over the Firth of Tay, Dundee is a historic quayside city with medieval foundations. Established over 800 years ago, the city expanded and renewed itself throughout medieval times, the Victorian era and the industrial revolution. See Dundee’s diverse landscapes on a stroll through the city or from atop an inner-city hilltop.
Dundee owes its Victorian opulence to the industrial revolution and production of jute. Visit Verdant Works, a museum in a former jute mill, to understand the industry’s history and learn how its wealth enhanced the city.
The McManus Galleries and Museum and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral are magnificent examples of Gothic-style architecture. City Square has additional striking architecture. Here, find local markets, community events and tributes to Dundee’s prestige in the comic world.
Dundee’s maritime industries made it the perfect place to build the polar-voyaging RRS Discovery, which you can visit at Discovery Point. Get further insight into the city’s history at the Howff, a centuries-old cemetery in the heart of the city.
Admire stunning city views from Dundee Law, an extinct volcano that is now a grassy summit in the middle of town. Spot the sandy beaches of Broughty Ferry and find the perfect patch of sand to spend the next sunny day.
Enjoy contemporary culture in Dundee too. Check out Dundee Contemporary Arts or the Dundee Rep Theatre to appreciate the city’s emerging artistic talents.
Visit a traditional pub and sample an aged scotch whiskey. Try jams and marmalades made from locally grown berries. For a livelier night, head to Dundee’s downtown bars, which are popular with students from the city’s large universities.
Reach Dundee by air, train, bus or car. The city has its own small airport. International airports in Aberdeen and Edinburgh are within a 90-minute drive. Regional and intercity trains arrive at Dundee’s main railway station near the quay. Stay in restored Victorian-era lodgings, comfortable city hotels or beachside cottages. Take a daytrip to the surrounding Glens and Highlands or play at the nearby golf courses.
Dining, Museums and Golf
Travel back in history and relive the valiant voyages of Antarctic explorers. View multimedia exhibits aboard a traditional wooden ship and floating museum.
See original industrial artifacts and learn the personal stories of the workers and barons who made up Dundee’s prosperous Victorian-era jute boom.
Dundee’s cultural center lies in this civic square, where exciting local events and markets occur beneath the grand façades of historic buildings.
Be amazed at robotics, explore space from the planetarium and apply all five senses at this fascinating and interactive science museum.
Spot this grassy hilltop and distinctive landmark from almost anywhere in the city. Climb its peak for magnificent city views and a poignant memorial.
Encounter some of the city’s most promising artists or see international names at this educational institution, a showcase for visual culture in the city.
Travel to the undiscovered regions of Fife and Dundee & Angus to uncover fascinating facts about Dunfermline, once the capital of Scotland, St Andrews, the home of Golf, and the modern city of Dundee, with its newly opened V&A Museum and the RRS Discovery that undertook one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever.
Discover the abundance of Scottish heritage, culture, and charming villages on this full-day tour. Explore the seaside resort of St. Andrews, home of golf and Scotland's first university, and visit quintessential townships to experience the country's rich history and heritage.
Scotland is a country of immense natural beauty, inspiring landscapes, and, of course, distinctive scotch from original distilleries. Experience all the splendor the area has to offer. Meander up to the Highlands, travel along looming glens, and sample fine whiskies.
Discover the charming villages and cultural heritage of one of Scotland's most delightful counties, on this full-day tour. Explore the coastal resort of St Andrews, home to Scotland's first university, stop at historic Falkland, and visit the smaller corners of Fife.
As well as scenic landscapes and lochs, Scotland boasts heritage, culture, and charming seaside spots. On this full-day tour, discover St. Andrews, a coastal resort, home of golf and Scotland’s first university.
We start our journey by crossing the Firth of Forth over the newly built Queensferry Crossing and up through the Kingdom of Fife. Passing important historical sites such as Loch Leven, where Mary Queen of Scots spent many of her last days imprisoned on one of the islands.