Dundee is one of smaller of Scotland’s seven cities but hides a wealth of cultural attractions, earning it its epithet of ‘one city, many discoveries’. As the phrase implies, there is plenty to do in and around the city - with its beautiful coastline and bustling centre, visitors can experience everything from contemporary entertainment, to wildlife hikes.
Not only is Dundee a great place for a city break, with an estimated tourism income of around £185m per year, but it is also an important business centre and noted as being particularly innovative in the video games industry.
With stunning architecture and natural scenery, Dundee is a city with plenty to offer - its historic shipyard, castles and nearby nature trails mean that there is something for everyone to enjoy in this intriguing city.
Dundee is a small city, so its possible to stay in many areas and still be within easy reach of the bustling centre. Finding the right accommodation will not only make sure you have a hassle free and comfortable stay, but it will also allow you to tailor your location for the purpose of your visit - whether its business, a city break, or a hiking holiday.
It is highly recommended to consider serviced apartments in Dundee, as they not only offer better value than traditional hotels but having a fully equipped kitchen will give you much more freedom to explore the foods and flavours of the city. We offer a selection of properties to suit your individual needs and budget, selecting only the best luxury apartments offering modern features such as wifi, secure entry systems and air conditioning.
Dundee has some of the best shopping in the area and the city’s diminutive scale means that everything is easily accessible on foot. The main high street has a good selection of mainstream retail outfits, including famous fashion brands and household goods retailers. Anyone looking for shops with a little more character will find them on Dock Street and Exchange Street, which have both seen a resurgence of independent businesses in recent years.
The city presents several opportunities for cultural experiences, and a visit to the docks is a great place to start as they are home to several maritime museums, including the RRS Discovery, as well as a host of high quality seafood restaurants. Further to the docks, there’s also the McManus - Dundee’s resident art museum, housing eight galleries in a stunning Gothic mansion.
Getting around in Dundee is an exceptionally easy affair due to the fact that the city has a reasonably small pedestrianised centre and everything is easily reachable for walkers and cyclists. It also makes for a great way to make the ‘many discoveries’ the city is so highly regarding for.
Those wishing to explore the wider city can make use of the excellent bus service, which extends to the entire urban area as well as surrounding towns, including the popular tourist excursion of Broughty Ferry.
The city also has an overground train service, linking it to the rest of the UK.