One of Scotland's seven cities, Dundee has acquired a few names over the years - 'one city, many discoveries', 'jute, jam and journalism', and, very recently, a 'UNESCO City of Design'. But we think there's so much more that can be said about this dynamic, compact city!

In the heart of the city

Bustling Dundee has all the ingredients you need for a perfect city break. Shop 'til you drop as you browse through the latest styles in high street stores in the Overgate Shopping Centre and along High Street, or wander along Perth Road and find contemporary art galleries and quirky gift shops. Get your cultural fix and book tickets for a theatre performance or see what's on at the city's art centres and galleries.

Family discoveries

There are some incredible places to visit that will both fascinate and entertain. Explore the ship used in pioneering polar exploration, see the working of a Victorian jute mill, or expand your mind at the city's science centre. Dundee also has an ice rink, climbing wall, great parks and an amazing new swim and leisure complex, ideal for when you want to tire the kids out!

To the sea and stars

Just outwith the city centre lies the charming seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry. With a pretty beach waterfront, it's a lovely place for a stroll along the golden sand followed by an al fresco picnic, or perhaps a pub lunch in a traditional inn. Back in Dundee, get the best views of the city and the silvery River Tay and climb to the Dundee Law. As darkness falls, see the wonders of the night sky in astounding detail at Mills Observatory in Balgay Park.

Learn about Captain Scott's Snow Goggles and his expedition to the Antarctic by heading to the RRS Discovery in Dundee where you can see the vessel that was built for the journey and the famous goggles which are on display inside. Explore this and more in the Scotland's History in 25 Objects eBook 

Travel in Dundee

Getting here

Whether you'd prefer to journey by train, coach, plane or car, Dundee is very straightforward to travel to. You can currently fly from London Stansted to Dundee Airport, or by rail from many train stations in Scotland, England and Wales via Glasgow or Edinburgh. By road, it takes around an hour and a half to reach Dundee from either Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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Getting around

Dundee is fairly compact, and it's easy to get to most places on foot. You can also take advantage of the local bus services, operated by Xplore Dundee and Stagecoach, with buses departing regularly from High Street to Broughty Ferry. There are taxi hire companies and car rentals, too.

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