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What to see by car: Dundee
Broughty Castle lies 7 km east of the city centre at Broughty Ferry, a fishing
village that used to be the crossing point of the Firth of Tay, before the bridges
were built. This 15th century estuary fort was besieged by the English in the
16th century and attacked by Cromwell's army in the 17th century. It was restored
in 1861 as part of Britain's coastal defences. There is an observation area
at the top of the castle, with beautiful views of the Tay estuary and northeast
Glamis Castle, 10 miles from Dundee, is one of the most famous castles in Scotland.
It is the family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne and has been
a royal residence since 1372. It is most famous for having been the setting
for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. Among the oldest and most haunting parts of the
castle is Duncan's Hall, which commemorates the slaying of King Duncan by Macbeth.
Although the actual killing took place near Elgin, this is the traditional Shakespearean
scene of the crime.
The village of Kirriemuir, 16 miles outside of Dundee, is the birthplace of
world famous author Sir James Barrie, who wrote 'Peter Pan' and of the Camera
Obscura. There is a status of Peter in the village square. Also visit the Kirriemuir
Aviation Museum and Gateway to the Glens Museum.
In Barry Mill, 8 miles outside of Dundee, you can enjoy the sights and sounds
of an early 19th century working mill. The mill showcases numerous machines,
including fanners, elevators, sieves and a sack hoist, which are all still in
use today. The sound of smell of grinding grain makes this visit a unique one.
Carnoustie, 10 miles outside of Dundee, has long had a reputation throughout
the world as one of the great golfing locations. Ever since the British Open
was first played at Carnoustie in 1931, the course has represented a magnetic
challenge for golfers of all standards.
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