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On Scotland's east coast, Dundee may have been considered a hidden gem until recently, according to some. On the other hand, Dundee has recently attracted international attention and is now a serious contender as one of Scotland's top tourist destinations. Dundee is the perfect place for a city break, weekend getaway, or simply for exploring the rest of Scotland. You'll learn about some of the best reasons to go to this wonderful city in our city guide below.
Why should you go to Dundee?
The waterfront in Dundee is receiving a £1 billion facelift. One of the attractions is the beautiful V&A Dundee, designed by world-renowned architect Kengo Kuma. A building and museum have won several honours, including being named one of TIME Magazine's "World's Greatest Places for 2019." However, The V&A isn't Dundee's only outstanding destination, and TIME Magazine isn't the only magazine that has taken note of this magnificent town.
The City's Recent Awards
In addition to winning awards, Dundee is becoming more well-known both in the UK and internationally. GQ Magazine dubbed Dundee "Britain's Coolest Little City" in 2015, and The Wall Street Journal dubbed it one of the "10 hot places" to visit in 2018 when it published its list. You may have seen Dundee on National Geographic's 2019 "Must see cool list" and "Top 19 cities to visit in the world," but those aren't Dundee's only honours.
The city of Dundee has a long history of innovation and originality. As a result, it is the only UNESCO City of Design in the UK. It's a prestigious distinction that only 22 other cities have achieved. It's no surprise that the V&A chose Dundee for their first museum outside of London.
Many other breakthroughs have emerged from this city. Did you know that it was here that the Scottish gaming industry got its start? 4J Studios is situated there. Dundee is home to some of the most well-known video game franchises, including Grand Theft Auto. To top it all off, Dundee is home to the Dandy, the Beano, and Desperate Dan, just to name a few publications.
The fact that Dundee is situated in such a convenient area just adds to the appeal. The city of Dundee is located in an ideal location, giving it an excellent starting point for seeing other parts of Scotland. All of these cities are readily reached through public transit, including Inverness, Perth, and Stirling. Also nearby are beautiful beaches, quaint coastal villages, stately castles, historical and cinematic locations, stunning mountains, and a variety of activities to suit your tastes.