A destination for foodies and design lovers
Just a five-minute walk from Custom House and the waterfront, Dundee’s city centre offers an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and shopping.
Head to Overgate shopping centre for high street brands and essentials, or for something a little different take a walk over to the West End’s Perth Road, one of Dundee’s oldest and longest streets, lined with independent shops and places to eat that capture the strong community spirit of this small but lively city.
The beauty of being well connected
For a compact and walkable city, Dundee enjoys great transport links within the local area, across Scotland and beyond.
Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow are all easily reached by train and car, and you needn’t venture far to enjoy the east coast’s wind-swept walks and nature reserves, and the wild landscape of Cairngorms National Park to the north.
A City of the future
The waterfront area is now home to an urban beach, large-scale sculptures and Dundee Cycle Hub, where you can hire bikes to explore the local area or enjoy a coffee at the waterside café.
From here it’s a short walk into town and galleries and museums including Dundee Contemporary Arts, the Science Centre and historic McManus gallery. The ambitious Eden Project Dundee, planned to open in a couple of years, is set to transform the site of a former gasworks on the banks of the River Tay into a verdant park and exhibition space.
Unbeatable links to the world’s finest golf courses
This picturesque stretch of coastline has become a pilgrimage for golf fans from all over the world, and many of Scotland’s most challenging courses are on Dundee’s doorstep.
A short drive east brings you to Carnoustie, or head south over Tay Road Bridge for the home of golf and St. Andrew’s Old Course, on to Kingsbarns or across the Forth for the famed links courses of East Lothian’s ‘Golf Coast’.