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Regarded as the “Brighton of Scotland,” this laid-back seaside suburb has beautiful sandy beaches and is presided over by a 15th-century castle.

Stroll along the sandy beaches of Broughty Ferry and admire views of Broughty Castle perched near the mouth of the Tay estuary. On Dundee’s eastern coast, “The Ferry” is a charming suburb with an intriguing history. In the 19th century, Broughty Ferry was renowned as the home of some of the country’s wealthiest jute barons. With grand architecture and a beautiful seafront esplanade, Broughty Ferry is ideal for afternoon walks near the water.

Explore the riverside shops and boutiques, galleries, craft workshops and artist studios. Head to the oceanfront for a leisurely stroll along the esplanade. Enjoy stunning views of the water and boats sailing offshore, as well as rolling green hills leading to the water. Admire the historic oceanfront buildings, many dating back to Broughty Ferry’s opulent industrial boom in the 1800s.

Visit the somber-looking Broughty Castle, which has defended the banks of the River Tay since 1498. The castle now houses an interesting museum dedicated to the area’s maritime heritage.

When the weather is warm, enjoy the gentle waves and soft sands of Broughty Ferry’s beaches. Swim or play a round of volleyball on the beach courts. Go sea kayaking, spot dolphins and seals in the water or relax on the grass of the oceanfront park.

From here, take one of two 40-minute walks from Broughty Ferry. The easy walk to Dundee follows the banks of the River Tay, winding past grassy beaches and boatsheds. Alternatively, walk from Broughty Ferry to Monifleth along a footpath that leads from the waterfront. Check out the Barnhill Rock Garden or enjoy the views while playing golf on one of the suburb’s picturesque courses. In the evening, check out Broughty Ferry’s restaurants and pubs. Try fresh seafood or a local scotch whiskey.

Broughty Ferry is 5 miles (9 kilometers) east of central Dundee. The suburb has hotels and self-catering apartments. Travel to Broughty Ferry by local bus or train.

Accommodation in Broughty Ferry

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Some of the options that are worth a look in Broughty Ferry are the Fisherman's Tavern Hotel - Inn and Best Western Woodlands Hotel.

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