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Dundee
Travel Guide

Dundee which includes a small town or village and a river or creek

Explore a city built on a jute empire, with magnificent Victorian architecture, beautiful North Sea beaches and an extinct volcano offering fabulous views.

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.

The Landmark Hotel and Leisure Club
The Landmark Hotel and Leisure Club
4 out of 5
Kingsway West, Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland
The price is $88 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Maggie's Centre, Camperdown Country Park and Templeton Woods, and West Park. Mills Observatory ...
4.3/5Excellent! (612 reviews)
"The hotel location was good for looking round Dundee staff friendly and hotel very clean ."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

The Landmark Hotel and Leisure Club
Holiday Inn Express Dundee
Holiday Inn Express Dundee
3 out of 5
41 Dock Street, Dundee, Scotland
The price is $58 per night from Apr 24 to Apr 25
Located in the heart of Dundee, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of City Square and V&A Dundee. University of Dundee is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) away. Dundee Tay ...
4.1/5Very Good! (925 reviews)
DUNDEE STAY
"The receptionist was amazing he couldn't do enough for you, very presentable and professional service. Rooms and all areas were lovely. Breakfast was more than enough for my husband and myself, all served with speed and a smile. Rooms cleaned to a very high standard and plenty of sanitizer all over ..."

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Dundee
Malmaison Dundee
Malmaison Dundee
4 out of 5
44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, Scotland
The price is $84 per night from Apr 28 to Apr 29
Situated in Dundee, this romantic hotel is steps from City Square and V&A Dundee. University of Dundee is 0.6 mi (0.9 km) away. Dundee Tay Bridge Station is ...
4.2/5Excellent! (895 reviews)
"COVID-19 visit was never going to be optimal to get the most from facilities."

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Malmaison Dundee
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Casa Fresa - King Street Apartments
Casa Fresa - King Street Apartments
3 out of 5
9 King Street, Dundee, Scotland
Situated in Dundee, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of McManus Galleries and Museum and V&A Dundee. University of Dundee is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) ...
Casa Fresa - King Street Apartments
At The River - Fairytale Cottage by the Beach
At The River - Fairytale Cottage by the Beach
Dundee, SCT
Situated on the beach, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Broughty Ferry Beach and Broughty Ferry Seafront. Grassy Beach and Monifieth Beach are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Lovely house in great location
"We had a very relaxing few days in this lovely house, which is very homely and well equipped. Great location, 2 minute walk from the beach. Would thoroughly recommend!"

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

At The River - Fairytale Cottage by the Beach
Luxury Victorian Farmhouse, dog Friendly, in 7 Acres of Garden, Orchard and Wood
Luxury Victorian Farmhouse, dog Friendly, in 7 Acres of Garden, Orchard and Wood
Dundee, SCT
Located in the mountains, this Dundee resort offers ski-in/ski-out access within 9 mi (15 km) of Camperdown Country Park and Templeton Woods, Mills Observatory, ...
5/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Fab host and house. Beautiful views. Great for large groups. Only issue is signposting to find
"Fabulous Thanx!"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Luxury Victorian Farmhouse, dog Friendly, in 7 Acres of Garden, Orchard and Wood
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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