Dundee: Scotland’s 4th biggest City
Nestled on the banks of the Tay, Dundee isn’t the most obvious place to drop in to visit on a holiday through Scotland. However, the regeneration program within Dundee city is making ambitious forward strides into making Dundee a centre of culture in Scotland.
Situated on the banks of the river Tay, Dundee is historically known for Journalism, Jam and Jute, and not much else really! However, the central city of Scotland has a lot to offer the traveller if they know where to look, and as natives of the area, we thought we’d give you a rundown of things to do in Scotland’s 4th largest city.
Climb aboard Captain Scott’s ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It’s a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken. a great day out with lots of interactive activities for all the family.
Camperdown Country Park is the largest public park in Dundee. With the stunning neo-classical Camperdown House as its centre-piece, the park covers an area of over 400 acres and is home to no fewer than 190 species of trees. One of the most popular parks in Dundee, among locals and visitors alike, Camperdown is open all year round and offers a fantastic range of activities and events., including a wildlife centre!
The Dundee Science Centre has a mission to help families learn together, to support the formal schools' curriculum, advance the science communication profession, bring together science and the public, and help others to do the same too. Their exhibitions are open 363 days per year, providing an inspiring, hands-on learning experience for everyone to visit.
Dundee Rep Theatre is rooted in making work for and with a diverse local audience while strengthening its national and international reputation. The theatre is a national cultural asset which the people of Dundee feel ownership over and in which they can take enormous pride. Dundee Rep Theatre is home to Dundee Rep Ensemble, Scottish Dance Theatre and Rep Creative Learning. Dundee Rep Theatre is the most awarded theatre in Scotland.
Visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and enjoy its wide range of plants, with fine collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, water garden and herb garden. Located in 9.5 hectares of south facing, gently sloping land near the banks of the River Tay, the Garden features many species of indigenous British plants. The Garden is committed to Education for people of all ages, with more than 80,000 visitors crossing its threshold every year. The Garden has a popular café and gift shop with a plant nursery, whilst regular art exhibitions are hosted in the Visitor Centre, and facilities exist for holding receptions and meetings.
At Scotland’s Jute Museum at the Verdant Works the rattle and the roar of the originally
restored machinery transports you back over 100 years to an era when jute was king and Dundee was its realm. Added to that is a stunning mix of film shows, multimedia technology and hands-on interactives which makes for a great day out for visitors of all ages.
Dundee Contemporary Arts
Dundee Contemporary Arts is an art centre in the city of Dundee, which houses two contemporary art galleries, a two-screen cinema, a print studio, a visual research centre and a café bar. Also, the do some of the best cocktails in town!
There is also plenty of shopping, eating and drinking to do in the city. So next time you’re looking for a day out, don’t discount Dundee, one of the most accessible cities in Scotland for a great day out! It’s only a stone’s throw away from our properties in Perth and Fife, so do pop in if you’re up here for a holiday.
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