The Best Things to do in Dundee Mid-Week


The Best Things to do in Dundee Mid-Week

Is a weekend getaway or a city break in Dundee on the cards for you? Located in the West End of Dundee, our Serviced Apartments in Dundee are ideal for both leisure and business travellers looking for a home away from home while in town. We previously talked about the Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Dundee, and now we have more attractions to share with you! Continue reading to see what's going on in Dundee. 

HMS Unicorn

The unusual-looking HMS Unicorn is another carefully refurbished ship that is now permanently stationed on the waterfront. This nearly 200-year-old Royal Navy frigate was outfitted with 46 guns and launched in 1824, within a 10-minute walk from RSS Discovery and looking more like Noah's Ark than a warship. It's the oldest still-seaworthy battleship in the British Isles, and it's now docked at Victoria Quay.

Because this old vessel was never equipped with masts, it has an odd look. Instead, a unique roof was constructed to protect the crew and guns (what you see is, in fact, the original roof). The magnificent white unicorn with the royal coat-of-arms carved from Canadian wood is particularly noteworthy.

Visit V&A Dundee

The V&A Dundee, one of Scotland's newest significant attractions, opened in all its hi-tech grandeur in the autumn of 2018. This magnificent new museum is the first in the country to be entirely dedicated to Scottish design triumphs and trends, with a gorgeous design supposed to imitate the cliffs of east Scotland.

The beautiful Oak Room, built as a tea room in Glasgow in 1908 and revived here after being painstakingly deconstructed in the 1970s, is one of the attractions, in addition to the revolving displays. The Scottish Design Gallery, a permanent exhibition honouring Scotland's outstanding inventors and inventions in design and industry, is now housed in this space. There are also a variety of educational opportunities.

The museum is free to enter. So, you can spend your savings at the on-site café and restaurant or in the gift shop.

Take a Tour of Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle, with its distinctive baronial design, is one of Scotland's most beautiful tourist sites. This 17th-century fairy-tale castle is located 12 miles north of Dundee, surrounded by parkland and at the end of a long avenue of oaks. According to Shakespeare, the castle is alleged to have been here as long as 1,000 years ago, and it was here that Macbeth assassinated King Duncan. It's also claimed to be haunted, and one of their intriguing ghost tours is a great chance to discover more about the castle's various ghost and vampire legends.

Furniture, tapestries, Chinese porcelain, ancient weaponry, and paintings, as well as portraits of Elizabeth I, are among the great objets d'art housed in the castle today. With its heraldic centrepiece in oak carrying the coat-of-arms of the 12th Earl of Strathmore, the enormous fireplace is probably the most remarkable element of the Victorian Dining Room. Look up at the plasterwork ceiling, which is adorned with Scottish thistles, English flowers, and lions.

Does Dundee sound like a place you'd like to explore? Why not book a stay in our serviced apartments and set out to take in the sights of the city! Book now.

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