Dundee has plenty of places to see and visit whether you are looking for a family day out, want to visit one of the annual events, or want to learn more about the city's history with its monuments and landmarks, its maritime heritage, the arrival of jute or the city's new scientific and design excellence. Leisure & Culture Dundee Creative Dundee 24 hours in Dundee Guide...
Dundee has plenty of places to see and visit whether you are looking for a family day out, want to visit one of the annual events, or want to learn more about the city's history with its monuments and landmarks, its maritime heritage, the arrival of jute or the city's new scientific and design excellence.
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Dundee is home to an eclectic arts and cultural scene, with the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA) at its heart. Leading architect, Richard Murphy, designed this iconic gallery in 1999. Home to contemporary gallery space, 2 cinema screens, print-makers workshop, restaurant and café bar, the DCA is a family-friendly venue. Make the most of the outdoor amphitheatre space ideal for a spot...
HMS Unicorn: the most original old ship in the world
Launched in 1824 HMS Unicorn is the third oldest ship in the world still afloat and one of the six oldest ships in the world! She is Scotland’s only preserved warship and is the most completely original ship in the entire world to have survived from the golden age of sail. Now a historic ship and visitor centre she provides the...
Built in 1496, Broughty Castle has survived countless sieges and battles.
Today it houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by.
The Orchar Gallery located within the Castle, features a selection of around 30 paintings from the amazing Orchar Collection - one of the most important collections...
The castle is currently closed but you can still visit the exterior of the site. Historic Scotland are working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone.
Claypotts Castle was built by John Strachan between 1569 and 1588, and later owned by ‘...
Cox's Stack is an 85m (282 ft) high chimney in the Lochee area of the city and one of the remaining relics of Dundee's once buoyant jute industry. It was constructed in 1866 and formed part of the Cox Brothers' Camperdown Works, one of the largest jute factories of its time. Modelled on an Italian campanile, the Stack was designed by local architect James MacLaren.
This extended late-medieval tower house is located on the southern face of The Law and was built in the late 13th century by the Scrymageour family. The castle was redeveloped between 1985 and 1988, and is now in use as offices and a conference centre as well as housing the University of Abertay's Dundee Business School.
Dundee’s main attractions run a varied programme of special events, entertainment and talks throughout the year. Check out individual websites for details and download the Dundee App to access up-to-the minute WHAT’S ON information on your smartphone or i-pad.
The Howff is the name given to the historic graveyard that lies on the south of Meadowside in Dundee. It occupies the garden of the former Greyfriars monastery, which was founded by Devorgilla Balliol in the 13th Century. The monastery was destroyed in 1548 and Mary Queen of Scots gifted the land to Dundee.
The bandstand was built in 1890 and is an iconic Dundee image, immortalised by the paintings of James McIntosh Patrick (1907-1998).
You can just catch the Tay Rail Bridge to the left of the bandstand and the distant Fife skyline.
The ornate bandstand plays host to Sunday performances by brass bands during the summer months.