Dundee

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Dundee showing a small town or village and a river or creek
Explore a city built on a jute empire, with magnificent Victorian architecture, beautiful North Sea beaches and an extinct volcano offering fabulous views.

Looking over the Firth of Tay, Dundee is a historic quayside city with medieval foundations. Established over 800 years ago, the city expanded and renewed itself throughout medieval times, the Victorian era and the industrial revolution. See Dundee’s diverse landscapes on a stroll through the city or from atop an inner-city hilltop.

Dundee owes its Victorian opulence to the industrial revolution and production of jute. Visit Verdant Works, a museum in a former jute mill, to understand the industry’s history and learn how its wealth enhanced the city.

The McManus Galleries and Museum and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral are magnificent examples of Gothic-style architecture. City Square has additional striking architecture. Here, find local markets, community events and tributes to Dundee’s prestige in the comic world.

Dundee’s maritime industries made it the perfect place to build the polar-voyaging RRS Discovery, which you can visit at Discovery Point. Get further insight into the city’s history at the Howff, a centuries-old cemetery in the heart of the city.

Admire stunning city views from Dundee Law, an extinct volcano that is now a grassy summit in the middle of town. Spot the sandy beaches of Broughty Ferry and find the perfect patch of sand to spend the next sunny day.

Enjoy contemporary culture in Dundee too. Check out Dundee Contemporary Arts or the Dundee Rep Theatre to appreciate the city’s emerging artistic talents.

Visit a traditional pub and sample an aged scotch whisky. Try jams and marmalades made from locally grown berries. For a livelier night, head to Dundee’s downtown bars, which are popular with students from the city’s large universities.

Reach Dundee by air, train, bus or car. The city has its own small airport. International airports in Aberdeen and Edinburgh are within a 90-minute drive. Regional and intercity trains arrive at Dundee’s main railway station near the quay. Stay in restored Victorian-era lodgings, comfortable city hotels or beachside cottages. Take a daytrip to the surrounding Glens and Highlands or play at the nearby golf courses.

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
3 out of 5
2 South Union Street, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4BF
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$366 per night from 1 Jan to 2 Jan
HK$366
per night
1 Jan - 2 Jan
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Dundee. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (837 reviews)
Dundee overnighter
"Great central located hotel right above Dundee train station. Picked a room with a river view right on the corner of the hotel."

Reviewed on 28 Nov 2022

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 3JP
The price is HK$550 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
HK$550
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Dundee. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)
Comfortable stay at Apex Dundee
"Repeat trip to the Apex Dundee. Friendly staff, nice rooms , good food and nice leisure facilities. Note that they now charge £5 for parking which is still reasonable compared to other hotel groups. Would certainly recommend."

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa
Malmaison Dundee
Malmaison Dundee
4 out of 5
44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 4AY
The price is HK$478 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec
HK$478
per night
19 Dec - 20 Dec
Stay at this 4-star boutique hotel in Dundee. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (999 reviews)
Lovely central hotel
"City centre hotel walking distance to the train station or bus station . We brought our car there are several car parks around the hotel . The council owned carpark in front of the hotel we paid by the phone line system £17 for 2 days. Hotel staff receptionist very helpful . The bar and dinner staff ..."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2022

Malmaison Dundee
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GreenStar Apartments
GreenStar Apartments
4 out of 5
48 Bell St, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 1HF
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Dundee. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (16 reviews)
"The property was really clean and fresh. Very comfortable bed, very cosy. Would highly recommend it."

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2022

GreenStar Apartments
Westport Serviced Apartments
Westport Serviced Apartments
4.5 out of 5
138 West Marketgait, Dundee, Scotland, DD1 1NJ
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury apartment in Dundee. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (92 reviews)
"The room was very spacious, and the equipment was very clean."

Reviewed on 25 May 2021

Westport Serviced Apartments
Glen Lee
Glen Lee
Forbes of Kingennie Drive, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland, DD5 3RD
Stay at this golf aparthotel in Dundee. Enjoy a golf course, breakfast and room service. Popular attractions Monikie Country Park and Monifieth Golf Links are ...
Glen Lee
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