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Known for...   Dundee Cake and Dundee Castle


Did you know...

  • The first dissection of an elephant in Britain was carried out by Dundee doctor, Patrick Blair, in 1706.
  • The Dundee book seller, James Chalmers (1782 - 1853), invented the adhesive postage stamp.
  • The first lines of "Frankenstein" were written by author Mary Godwin when she stayed in Dundee for two years before marrying the poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.



 

  Attractions

HM Frigate Unicorn

Worlds most original wooden warship.
Victoria Dock
Dundee
DD1 3JA

01382200900

 

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Perfect family day out.
Couper Angus Road
Dundee
DD2 4TF

01382431818

 

Broughty Castle And Museum FREE

Magical castle attraction.
357 King Street
Broughty Ferry
DD5 2HA

01382436916

 

Angus Folk Museum

Travel back in time and get a vivid insight into rural Scottish life 200 years ago.
Kirkwynd
Glamis
Forfar
DD8 1RT

 

St Orland's Stone FREE

The stone is accessed via a stile approximately 2 miles down a farm track to the north of Glamis.
In a field near Cossans farm, 4.5m west of Forfar
DD8 1QY

 

Balmerino Abbey

The ruins of Balmerino Abbey are a fine example of a 13th-century Cistercian monastery.
Balmerino Village
Newport-on-Tay
DD6 8SB

 

Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum

The Museum at Meigle displays 26 pictish carved stones dating from the late eighth to the late tenth centuries.
Meigle
PH12 8SB

 

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura

Kirriemuir Camera Obscura is housed in a purpose-designed turret room within the cricket pavilion on Kirriemuir Hill.
Kirrie Hill
Kirriemuir
Angus
DD8 4PT

 

J M Barrie's Birthplace

J M Barrie (1860–1937), the creator of much-loved character Peter Pan and a celebrated novelist and dramatist, was born here.
9 Brechin Road, Kirriemuir
Angus
Tayside
DD8 4BX

 

Barry Mill

Enjoy the splash of the waterwheel and the sound and smell of grinding corn in this picturesque 19th-century working mill.
Barry
Carnoustie
Angus
DD7 7RJ

 

Dundee University Botanic Garden

Dundee has a fine modern Botanic Garden which caters well for visitors.
Riverside Drive
Dundee
Tayside
DD2 1QH

 

Carlungie Earth House FREE

Despite their name, earth houses were not dwellings but stone-lined underground passages.
Off A92 between Dundee and Arbroath
DD5 3RL

 

Ardestie Earth House FREE

Despite their name, earth houses were not dwellings but stone-lined underground passages.
Off A92 between Dundee and Arbroath
DD5 4HX

 

Claypotts Castle FREE

An outstanding example of 16th-century Scottish architecture, which is both intact and hardly altered.
Off the A92 E of Dundee at Claypotts Junction
DD5 3LT

 

Tealing Dovecot And Earth House FREE

An elegant dovecot of the late 16th century standing in a modern farmyard.
Close to the village of Balgray 5m N of Dundee off the A90.
DD4 0QZ

 

Eassie Sculptured Stone FREE

An elaborately sculptured Pictish cross-slab with an intricate cross, angels, animals, warrior, Pictish symbols.
In the old church of Eassie, west of Glamis off the A94.
DD8 1SG

 
 

  Museums

Sensation Dundee

Interactive Science Museum.
Greenmarket
Dundee
DD1 4QB

01382228800

 

Verdant Works

Award Winning Museum.
West Hendersons Wynd
Dundee
DD1 5BT

01382309060

 
 

  Parks

Camperdown Country Park FREE

Dundee's largest public park with special events throughout the year.
Dundee
Angus
DD2 4TF

 

Backmuir Wood FREE

With impressive views over the Firth of Tay, Dundee and Sidlaw Hills. Backmuir Wood has a wonderfully natural feel.
Angus
DD2 5NG

 
 

  Galleries

Dundee Contemporary Arts

Arts Centre including Independent Cinema.
152 Nethergate
Dundee
DD1 4DY

01382909900

 
 

  Bowling

Dundee Megabowl

Ten pin bowling centre.
The Stack Leisure Park
Dundee
DD2 3XN

01382400414

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Dundee

Multi-screen cinema.
Douglas Road
Dundee
DD4 7SN

03330144501

 

Cineworld Dundee

Multi-Screen Cinema.
Camperdown Leisure Complex
Dundee
DD2 4TF

03303334444

 
 

  Theatre

Caird Hall

Concert and Theatre Venue.
Crichton Street
Dundee
DD1 3BB

01382434940

 

Whitehall Theatre

Popular theatre. Full listings available.
12 Bellfield Street
Dundee
DD1 5JA

01382322684

 

Dundee Rep

Dundee's main venue for the performing arts.
Tay Square
Dundee
DD1 1PB

01382223530

 
 

  Live Music

Fat Sams

Live Music Venue.
31 S Ward Road
Dundee
DD1 1PU

01382228181

 
 

  Comedy

Just Laugh

Dundee's favourite comedy club.
31 S Ward Road
Dundee
DD1 1PU

01382228496

 
 

  Golf

Carnoustie Golf Course Hotel

Carnoustie Golf Hotel offers an extensive collection of facilities, including 75 luxury en-suite bedrooms and ten suites with amazing views over the Championship course, the sea and the local town of Carnoustie.
The Links
Carnoustie
Angus
DD7 7JE

 

Piperdam Golf & Leisure Resort

Piperdam's 4 star self catering lodges in Scotland, offer visitors the chance to experience all that's best in self catering accommodation in Scotland with a touch of luxury.
Fowlis
Dundee
Angus
DD2 5LP

 
 

  Leisure centres

DW Fitness

Health and fitness club.
Gallagher Retail Park
E Dock Street
DD1 3JS

08442495330

 

Living Well

Health and fitness club.
Hilton Dundee
Earl Grey Place
DD1 4DE

01382226506

 

Olympia

Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre.
Earl Grey Place
Dundee
DD1 4DF

01382432300

Recommended by Robbie Hughes, Dundee

 

David Lloyd

Tennis, health and fitness club.
Angus Gateway
Ethiebeaton Park
DD5 4HB

01382537500

 

Lochee Leisure Centre

Indoor swimming pool and fitness centre.
St Marys Lane
Lochee
DD2 3AQ

01382431840

 
 

  Sport

Dundee Ice Arena

Ice skating and Ice Hockey venue.
Camperdown Leisure Complex
Kingsway West
DD3 2SQ

01382889369

 

Soccer World

Scotland's first indoor 5-aside football centre.
Old Glamis Road
Dundee
DD3 8LF

01382816888

 

Factory Skate

UK's first custom built indoor extreme sports centre.
15 Balunie Drive
Dundee
DD4 8PS

01382509586

 

Ancrum Outdoor Adventure Centre

Extreme outdoor sports.
10 Ancrum Road
Dundee
DD2 2HZ

01382435911

 
 

  Riding

Patthead Equestrian Centre

Horse riding lessons available.
2 Forfar Road
Kirriemuir
DD8 5BY

01575572173

 

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