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Dundee and Surrounds

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Dundee and Surrounds

Dundee
Who can't resist a Scottish Castle, and they are even better when entry is free! The castle gives you great views along the beach and the harbour, in the summer months you can often spot dolphins. Broughty Ferry is a great area to have a walk round as well with some great shops, pubs and restaurants. The Castle Green also has a large play area for kids.
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Broughty Castle Museum
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Who can't resist a Scottish Castle, and they are even better when entry is free! The castle gives you great views along the beach and the harbour, in the summer months you can often spot dolphins. Broughty Ferry is a great area to have a walk round as well with some great shops, pubs and restaurants. The Castle Green also has a large play area for kids.
Spectacular building on Dundee Waterfront, free admission and you can visit the Scottish Design Galleries for free. There is a charge for visiting the current exhibition (check website for details)
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V&A Dundee
1 Riverside Esplanade
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Spectacular building on Dundee Waterfront, free admission and you can visit the Scottish Design Galleries for free. There is a charge for visiting the current exhibition (check website for details)
McManus Galleries is a great starting point to learn about Dundee and its past, it is also free to enter and has changing exhibitions. A great cafe and gift shop too!
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The McManus Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum
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McManus Galleries is a great starting point to learn about Dundee and its past, it is also free to enter and has changing exhibitions. A great cafe and gift shop too!
Dundee is famous for the three Js, Jute, Jam and Journalism, Verdant Works gives you an insight into the jute mills.
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Verdant Works
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Dundee is famous for the three Js, Jute, Jam and Journalism, Verdant Works gives you an insight into the jute mills.
Visit Captain Scott's Discovery which discovered the Antartica
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RRS Discovery
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Visit Captain Scott's Discovery which discovered the Antartica
Large park, with Zoo, huge children's play area, ponds, tennis courts, pitch and putt, golf course and plenty of space to walk with a dog
Camperdown Country Park
Large park, with Zoo, huge children's play area, ponds, tennis courts, pitch and putt, golf course and plenty of space to walk with a dog
Hill not far from the centre of Dundee offering spectacular views over the city and river
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Dundee Law
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Hill not far from the centre of Dundee offering spectacular views over the city and river
Great science centre that will keep the adults amused as much as the kids!
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Dundee Science Centre
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Great science centre that will keep the adults amused as much as the kids!
Leisure centre with water flumes, diving boards, leisure pool with waves and bubble beds, children's play pool with activities and swimming pool with lanes
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Olympia
3 E Whale Ln
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Leisure centre with water flumes, diving boards, leisure pool with waves and bubble beds, children's play pool with activities and swimming pool with lanes
Great natural area and if you are in luck you will catch the Highland Cows in there field
Riverside Nature Park
Great natural area and if you are in luck you will catch the Highland Cows in there field
Visit the beach, the castle, the shops and spot dolphins in the summer months
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Broughty Ferry
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Visit the beach, the castle, the shops and spot dolphins in the summer months
Food scene
This is a great Indian buffett restaurant at City Quay, quality food at a great price and the owner is my next door neighbour!
Taza
This is a great Indian buffett restaurant at City Quay, quality food at a great price and the owner is my next door neighbour!
Great Chinese food, with a three course special which includes the complete menu
Chopstix
12 St Andrew's St
Great Chinese food, with a three course special which includes the complete menu
Amazing Tapas, not cheap but extremely good, often a reservation is required
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Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar
27 Gray St
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Amazing Tapas, not cheap but extremely good, often a reservation is required
St Andrews
Just a 30 minute trip from Dundee, always a favourite with our guests is the Himalayas putting green on the beachfront at St Andrews, you can play 9 or 18 holes on this great putting course and not just for ladies! Be sure to check the opening times on their website first
St Andrews Ladies' Putting Club
Just a 30 minute trip from Dundee, always a favourite with our guests is the Himalayas putting green on the beachfront at St Andrews, you can play 9 or 18 holes on this great putting course and not just for ladies! Be sure to check the opening times on their website first
Free to enter, the cathedral is in ruins but is interesting and has a cemetery in the grounds, there is a fee if you want to climb the tower
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St Andrews Cathedral
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Free to enter, the cathedral is in ruins but is interesting and has a cemetery in the grounds, there is a fee if you want to climb the tower
The home of golf, visit the beach where the race from Chariots of fire is filmed, get your picture taken on the little bridge of the old course, makes a great day out in this University town
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St Andrews
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The home of golf, visit the beach where the race from Chariots of fire is filmed, get your picture taken on the little bridge of the old course, makes a great day out in this University town
Highlands Day Trip
if you have an early start, you can visit everything listed in a day, see some of the most spectacular scenery and nature
The Hermitage is a great spot to visit, a beautiful riverside walk with giant Douglas firs, Black Linn Falls, Ossians Hall and the hermits house, perfect day trip where you can also visit Dunkeld Cathedral, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
The Hermitage Car Park
The Hermitage is a great spot to visit, a beautiful riverside walk with giant Douglas firs, Black Linn Falls, Ossians Hall and the hermits house, perfect day trip where you can also visit Dunkeld Cathedral, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
Spectacular views of River Tummel, free visitor centre, perfect day trip where you can also visit Dunkeld Cathedral, The Hermitage, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
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Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre
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Spectacular views of River Tummel, free visitor centre, perfect day trip where you can also visit Dunkeld Cathedral, The Hermitage, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
Dunkeld Cathedral is partly in ruins but the choir area still serves as a church, set amongst beautiful gardens on the banks of the Tay, perfect day trip where you can also visit The Hermitage, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
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Dunkeld Cathedral
10 Cathedral St
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Dunkeld Cathedral is partly in ruins but the choir area still serves as a church, set amongst beautiful gardens on the banks of the Tay, perfect day trip where you can also visit The Hermitage, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
Spectacular views of the forestry, glen and Loch Tummel, excellent cafe and gift shop on site. Perfect day trip where you can also visit Dunkeld Cathedral, The Hermitage, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
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Queen's View
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Spectacular views of the forestry, glen and Loch Tummel, excellent cafe and gift shop on site. Perfect day trip where you can also visit Dunkeld Cathedral, The Hermitage, Pitlochry and the Queen's View
Further afield
This is probably one of my favourite places in Scotland on the banks of Loch Lomond, beautiful village in dramatic scenery. This was also the location for the Scottish soap opera Take The High Road
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Luss
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This is probably one of my favourite places in Scotland on the banks of Loch Lomond, beautiful village in dramatic scenery. This was also the location for the Scottish soap opera Take The High Road
Shopping and activities on the banks of Loch Lomond, Sea Life Centre, Treetop Walks, Park Area, Segways, plenty to do in a stunning location
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Loch Lomond Shores
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Shopping and activities on the banks of Loch Lomond, Sea Life Centre, Treetop Walks, Park Area, Segways, plenty to do in a stunning location
So many things to see on the Isle of Skye, but you should manage to conquer my favourites with two days, pack your hiking boots though! Kilt Rock/Mealt Falls, Fairy Pools, The Quiraing, Coral Beach, Quiraing, Talisker Distillery
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Skye
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So many things to see on the Isle of Skye, but you should manage to conquer my favourites with two days, pack your hiking boots though! Kilt Rock/Mealt Falls, Fairy Pools, The Quiraing, Coral Beach, Quiraing, Talisker Distillery
Footdee in Aberdeen is like a step back in time these rows of charming fisherman cottages
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Footdee
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Footdee in Aberdeen is like a step back in time these rows of charming fisherman cottages
This has to be one of the most spectacular castles in Scotland in one of the most spectacular settings
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Dunnottar Castle
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This has to be one of the most spectacular castles in Scotland in one of the most spectacular settings
This open air pool is filled with heated sea water, so you remain lovely and cosy, no matter what the Scottish weather is
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Stonehaven Open Air Pool
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This open air pool is filled with heated sea water, so you remain lovely and cosy, no matter what the Scottish weather is
Spectacular during the day and when lit at night, these towering horses are part of the Helix which also includes a large children's play area and boating pond.
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The Kelpies
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Spectacular during the day and when lit at night, these towering horses are part of the Helix which also includes a large children's play area and boating pond.
Engineering brilliance where canal boats travel from an upper canal to a local canal by the displacement of water, plenty to do here with Segways, water games and plenty to keep the kids amused
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Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre
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Engineering brilliance where canal boats travel from an upper canal to a local canal by the displacement of water, plenty to do here with Segways, water games and plenty to keep the kids amused
Around Dundee
J M Barrie was the author of Peter Pan, you can visit his birthplace in Kirriemuir just outside Dundee
J M Barrie's Birthplace
9 Brechin Road
J M Barrie was the author of Peter Pan, you can visit his birthplace in Kirriemuir just outside Dundee
Gloms Castle was home to the Queen Mother, a beautiful castle with beautiful gardens
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Glamis Castle
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Gloms Castle was home to the Queen Mother, a beautiful castle with beautiful gardens
Great little fishing town, close to Dundee, take a walk along the cliffs, visit the Abbey, indoor amusement park on the seafront and a great kids play park and outdoor paddling pool
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Arbroath
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Great little fishing town, close to Dundee, take a walk along the cliffs, visit the Abbey, indoor amusement park on the seafront and a great kids play park and outdoor paddling pool
Fife is full of little fishing villages, but make sure you hit St Monans when it is time to eat and head down to East Pier Smokehouse, the smoked langoustines are amazing
St Monans Harbour
Fife is full of little fishing villages, but make sure you hit St Monans when it is time to eat and head down to East Pier Smokehouse, the smoked langoustines are amazing