Mini guide to Dundee
Scotland's fourth largest city, also known as the 'City of Discovery', can
be reached through the rolling hills of Fife and is dramatically set in the
twin hills of Balgay and Law, with the seaside town of Broughty Ferry hugging
the coastline on the other side. The approach to Dundee from the two impressive
bridges which span the "Silvery Tay" is simply breathtaking.
From its history in the whaling and flax industry, Dundee has moved on to become
a resort city, famous for Dundee fruitcake and Dundee marmalades and jams. Dundee
is a city of contrasts, where the old and new co-exist in harmony. The city
centre is a shopper's paradise, with the usual high street stores, but also
with quaint specialty shops in small side streets.
Dundee maintains its youthful feel thanks to the 10% of its population who
study at one of the universities or colleges in the city. This in turn makes
for a lively nighttime atmosphere, with plenty of pubs and clubs. Other evening
entertainment is provided by The Rep, the Contemporary Arts Centre, and other
smaller theatres in town, which host a range of events, with arts and musical
festivals attracting large crowds throughout the year.
Sport remains an activity close to the heart of many Dundonians, with two top
class football clubs located in the city. There are excellent facilities for
those who want to enjoy golf, fishing, sailing and horse riding. Dundee is also
a good base for those who want to play at one of Scotland's most famous golf
Dundee Airport, servicing flights within Scotland and to London, is easily
accessible. Rail and coach access is also abundant, with linkages with most
major cities in Scotland.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa
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full list of hotels and online booking