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Glamis Castle


Set on the banks of the silvery Tay, Scotland’s longest river, Dundee is arguably Scotland’s fastest-growing city and has earned the nickname “City of Discovery”.

Explore the architecture and innovative exhibitions at V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, showcasing the best in contemporary design and creativity, dominating the banks of the Tay with its striking design from Kengo Kuma.

Step aboard RRS Discovery, the iconic Antarctic exploration vessel that carried Captain and Ernest Shackleton on their historic expeditions, and learn about Dundee’s maritime heritage.

Culture is at the forefront of Dundee, and nowhere is better to take in the city’s creative talents than at Dundee Contemporary Arts in the Nethergate area, while the famous Caird Hall boasts a busy annual programme of music, arts, comedy and theatrical performances.

Home to DC Thomson, you’ll find life-size statues of their most famous creations, Desperate Dan from the Dandy and Minnie the Minx from the Beano, wandering around the city.

The city is also considered Scotland’s video games capital, and was the birthplace of Rockstar Games, which created the Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings series.

Landmarks and Attractions

Dundee Broughty Castle

Dating back to the 15th century, this historic fortress has served various roles throughout history and overlooks the River Tay.

RRS Discovery

A famous ship permanently berthed in Dundee, known for its historic voyage to Antarctica with Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Visitors can step aboard the ship and explore its decks, cabins and exhibits.

Tay Bridge

Spanning over two miles the Tay Bridge connects Fife and Dundee. Completed in 1887, it is one of the earliest examples of a cantilever bridge and a marvel of Victorian engineering.