Desperate Dan, hero of DC Thomson's ‘The Dandy' comics, is immortalised in Dundee, his place of ‘birth'.

The grizzly-faced strong man is cast in an 8-ft tall bronze statue in the city centre alongside his ‘Dawg'.

Special Events

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.    

Botanic Gardens

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden is host to a wide range of plants, a collection 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...