What is great about Dundee: a local's guide


What is great about Dundee: a local's guide

The city of Dundee, which is located on Scotland's East Coast, was named Scotland's finest place to live in 2019 and 2020 by The Sunday Times. Dundee was also named to the Wall Street Journal's 'Worldwide Hot Destinations' list for 2018 and Lonely Planet's top 10 places to visit in Europe list for the same year. If you are planning to stay in Dundee, why not try our luxury Serviced Apartments? We will be delighted to welcome you!

Let's look at why Dundee has made these magnificent lists and why you should visit! 

Dundee has undergone substantial renovation, with spectacular new waterfront development, a cultural district, and the advent of the outstanding V&A Museum, all of which successfully integrate the city's tradition with a modern, fresh style.

The city offers an energetic and varied nightlife and tranquil coastal districts. It is home to both the University of Dundee and Abertay University and a number of renowned schools. And with Dundee Airport, excellent road, train, and bus connections, getting around is a breeze.

Leisure and amenities

The Overgate Shopping Centre, which boasts a wonderful assortment of high street favourites, is one of the many stores and attractions in vibrant Dundee. Wellgate Shopping Centre and the several Indie Markets that take place throughout the year are full of quirky independent shops and pop-up boutiques.

When it comes to eating, the city also has something for everyone. Visochis CaféMurray's Fish and Chip Shop, and Clarks 24hr Bakery, as well as Hotel Indigo and historic pubs The Phoenix and The Speedwell Bar, are also popular choices.

The joys of the McManus Art Gallery and Museum, Broughty Castle Museum, the HM Frigate Unicorn, the RRS Discovery – which sailed with Captain Scott on his Antarctic adventure – and the popular V&A Dundee are not to be missed by history buffs and culture vultures.

Foxlake Dundee, which features an Aqua Park, Cable Wakeboarding, Ringo and Stand Up Paddle Boarding options, as well as Camperdown Park and Wildlife Centre and neighbouring Kinshaldy Beach, to mention a few, has a multitude of recreational activities to keep the whole family entertained.

What's on?

What isn't on in Dundee?!

The Dundee Summer Streets Festival, the Dundee Women's Festival, the Fake Festival in Lochee Park, and the Dundee Gin Festival are all held throughout the city.

The galleries, shops, and cinema at Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, as well as the spectacular performances, music, and comedy at Gardyne Theatre, Dundee Rep Theatre, the Scottish Dance Theatre, and Caird Hall, will appeal to art lovers. There is also an Odeon and Cineworld for all the newest blockbusters and a variety of other screenings.

Check out the Dundee City Facebook page to learn more about the minute goings-on in and around Dundee.

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

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