Scotland’s fourth-largest city is best known for being the ‘City of Discovery’. With culture and events throughout the year, it is a fantastic place to visit for families looking for a unique Scottish break.
Spreading northwards along the beautiful River Tay, the former industrial hub is a relatively small city, having only come into prominence in the late 19th century for its Jute and sea-faring industries. Once heavily industrialised, the city now embraces tourism, science and shopping, attracting visitors from all over. Dundee has a lively cultural quarter that celebrates its impressive range of galleries and museums, and with the Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre offering the best exhibitions, plays and films all year round, there is always something interesting going on. Throughout the year there are a series of exciting festivals, of which highlights include the Mountain Film Festival and Dundee's Food and Flower Festival, which is held in late August and September, and is now the largest in Scotland.
Dundee celebrates its sea-faring and industrial heritage at the Verdant Works, one of Europe's top industrial museums, while on the banks of the River Tay lies Captain Falcon Scott's famous Antarctic expedition ship, the RRS Discovery, dominating the south of the city centre. Without a doubt the biggest tourist attraction in the city, the vessel now represents the regeneration of the city, which began in 1986 after the ship was given a berth in her home port of Dundee.
Less than half an hour drive is the Victorian seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry and the famous Carnoustie Golf Links, which attracts golfers from all over the world.
With the ancient towns of St Andrews and Perth less than 40 minutes away, the city of Discovery
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