Dundee

There’s plenty to see and do in Dundee, from museums, to walks and cartoon character statues. Read our guide whilst on tour to find your way

Things To Do In Dundee

There are a lot of things to see and do in Dundee and it is only twenty minutes from the historical town of St Andrews. The city of Dundee has something to suit all tastes and budgets. Taking a holiday in Dundee will let you enjoy a combination of adventure, historical and coastal.  The city is also home to some good shopping, despite it being a small city.  Dundee offers plenty places where you can kick back and relax regardless of what you enjoy doing.

Things To Do In Dundee When It’s Raining

Even when it rains there is still a vast amount of things to see and do in Dundee.

Avertical World

For the more adventurous visit a trip to Avertical World would be a great way to spend a day, as this is a dedicated indoor climbing centre. The centre is home to two types of indoor climbing which are bouldering and for the more daring there is rope climbing.

Dundee Museum

For the historian visitors to the city there is a number of museums and one of the most popular is Dundee Museum which is part of the local university and is home to a vast collection which has more than thirty thousand artefacts including a range of artistic, scientific and historical items. The artefacts have been collected over the 136 years that the institution has been in existence.

Days Out for Couples In Dundee

There are a lot of things for couples to see and do in Dundee, as they can enjoy a walk around the local area, or they may like a visit to 71 Brewing.

71 Brewing

A visit to 71 Brewing will let you explore how the local beer is produced and there are tours that will take you around the brewery, including the bottle shop and taproom, and explain the process as well as the history of the building.

HMS Unicorn

There are a number of attractions that will be popular with historians and one of these is HMS Unicorn, which is a historical ship that has been preserved. The ship was built in 1824 and it is one of the six oldest ships anywhere in the world. This is the only preserved warship in Scotland that dates back to the Golden Age of sailing. This ship is home to four atmospheric decks which you can explore.

Verdant Works

Verdant Works is another attraction that will be a great day and it is a world class attraction which tells the history of the textile industry in the city. At one point this industry employed 50,000 people in the city.

Places To Visit In Dundee For Free

Are you looking to save some pennies whilst on holiday in Dundee then don’t worry as there is still plenty to see and do.

Dundee Comic Character Statues

Dundee is home to a number of statues that were characters from a magazine comic that were was once produced in the city.  The statues are made from bronze and are in the shape of Minnie The Minx, OOR Wullie and also Desperate Dan, which were once popular cartoon characters.

The McManus

The McManus is an attraction that is worth visiting as it is a museum and art gallery that is housed in a Gothic building that dates back to Victorian times. This building is home to a vast array of collections including history, art and environmental artefacts. The main collection dates back four hundred million years and it has been at the heart of this museum since 1867. There is a café at this museum that has outdoor terraces and an extensive menu.

Broughty Ferry Beach

Broughty Ferry beach is a great place to relax and unwind whilst feeling the sand between your toes and listening to the sound of the waves.

Days Out For Families In Dundee

The Fun Factory

The Fun Factory in Dundee is a great activity for the young members of the family as it is a large indoor play area. The play area is spread over three different levels, with fun and games and lots to explore all the way up. There is a cafe where the older member of the family can relax and enjoy some refreshments.

The Museum of Transport

An attraction that will be popular with people of all ages is the Museum of Transport, this museum tells the story about the local pioneers and innovators of transport and there are various vehicles on display which have been displayed by national and local collectors. There are also some exhibits dedicated to marine and railway transportation. The displays give the chance to get up close to the car that appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the recreation of the first flying machine. The museum was opened during April 2014 and it received accredited status in 2018.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

For the animal lovers visiting the area, Camperdown Wildlife Centre will make a great day out.  This wildlife centre is home to a wide range of amazing animals and there is a café where you can relax and enjoy some tasty refreshments and food.