The development includes a marina, together with the Frigate Unicorn,
launched in 1824, and the former North Carr Lightship, both permanently
berthed in Victoria Dock.
City Quay is owned by the Port of Dundee Ltd., a subsidiary of
Fort Ports Ltd., who own and operate the harbour.
City Quay, a £20 million-plus development comprising retail,
housing and leisure facilities, has already begun to transform part
of Dundee's waterfront. Set in a stunning location,
City Quay promises families a unique blend of shopping
and leisure just a few minutes walk from the city centre.
Discovery Point is an award-winning visitor centre now
home to the restored Royal Research Ship Discovery, the vessel
used by Captain Robert Scott during his 1901 to 1904 Antarctic
expedition. The Point is also the base of the British Antarctic
Survey. It has a restaurant, shop and galleries.
Verdant Works is a former jute mill which has been rescued
and restored to tell the remarkable story of Dundee's long romance
with the textile industries, Its collection of working machinery
and innovative, hands-on interactive exhibits have secured a
clutch of high-profile awards.
||The Old Steeple, Scotland's highest surviving medieval
tower, is central to some of the most dramatic historical events
in the city. Explore four floors of history and climb the 232
steps to the parapet for breathtaking views over the Tay estuary
and the City of Discovery.
Dundee Rep is a modern, recently refurbished,
award-winning theatre which presents seasons with a broad range of
content and themes. The Rep is also home to Scotland's only-full
time acting ensemble and dance company, a popular venue for live
jazz and blues and boasts a busy bar and restaurant.
McManus Galleries in the heart of the town offer one of
Scotland's most impressive collections of Victorian art. The
striking building - designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott - houses
10 separate galleries. Admission is free.
Dundee Ice Arena, a £6.7 million development on the
outskirts of the city, features an Olympic size ice rink, a café,
bar, restaurant and skating supply shop. The rink has capacity
seating for 2300 people and is a popular venue for ice hockey and
curling teams, professional skaters and families alike.
||City Quay, a £20 million-plus development comprising
retail, housing and leisure facilities, has already begun to
transform part of Dundee's waterfront. Set in a stunning location,
City Quay promises families a unique blend of shopping and leisure
just a few minutes walk from the city centre.
||The Overgate, Europe's only single-sided shopping mall
with a curved glass wall, has 42,000 sq ft of retail space and
parking for over 1000 cars. Built at a cost of £250 million, it is
home to almost 70 high street retailers and includes the second
largest Debenhams in Scotland, the largest H&M in the country and
the first Gap and GapKids in Tayside.
Sensation is a visitor attraction based on the five senses
and aims to make learning about science fun. Built at a cost of £6
million, Sensation houses more than 60 interactive exhibits based
on sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch to captivate young and
older minds alike. It has an internet room and a café.
The Frigate Unicorn is the oldest British warship still
afloat. Launched in Chatham in 1824, the 46-gun wooden warship
offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of sailors over 150
years ago. She now sits on anchor in Victoria Dock, a stone's
throw from the city centre.
Mills Observatory on Dundee's Balgay Hill is Britain's
only full-time public observatory. Constructed entirely for the
city's inhabitants in 1935 and perched at a height of 480 feet
above one of the city's most popular parks, the Mills has a
powerful telescope, permanent exhibitions and a resident
||Dundee's long association with whaling is chronicled in the
Broughty Castle Museum on Castle Green in Broughty Ferry.
The museum also includes exhibits of local history, military
history and seashore life. Dundee has a number of other castles
which are well worth a visit. Dudhope Castle on Barrack Road is a
spectacular white turreted castle with 13th Century origins. The
building is presently home to the Business School of the
University of Abertay Dundee. The 16th Century Claypotts Castle in
Claypotts Road is a fine example of a complete Scots' tower house
while Mains Castle in Caird Park - which also dates from the 16th
Century - has recently been restored and is now home to a popular
||Dundee hosts a number of arts and entertainment festivals
throughout the year. These include the Dundee Jazz Festival, the
Dundee Guitar Festival and the
Dundee Flower and Food Festival. Full details are
available from the Tourist Office in Castle Street.
||One of the city's proudest boasts is that it has 59 parks
providing 4000 acres of parkland, more per head of population that
anywhere else in the UK. Camperdown Country Park, the largest in
Dundee, offers a variety of attractions. The neo-classical
Camperdown House, built in 1828 for Admiral Duncan by a grateful
nation in recognition of his victory at the battle of Camperdown,
is set in 400 unspoilt acres of parkland. Within the grounds is
Camperdown Wildlife Centre which has over 80 species of
animal including brown bears, wolves and wildcats. Other parks and
gardens worth a visit are Clatto Country Park, Templeton Woods and
Victoria Park which offer a variety of ranger led activities,
walks and leisure facilities.
||Dundee has more than 100 of Scotland's finest golf courses on
its doorstep. Within the city are Downfield Golf Club - a
qualifying course for the Open Championship -
Golf Course and Caird Park Golf Course, all of whom
welcome visitors. The city is a 20 minute drive from St Andrews -
the 'home of golf' and the famous Championship links course at
Carnoustie, which hosted the 1999 Championship.
||The River Tay is Scotland's longest river, beginning life high
in the Highlands before spilling into North Sea at Dundee. The Tay
and its estuary are a popular playground for watersports
enthusiasts, yachtsmen, anglers and birdwatchers. The Tay is famed
as one of the world's finest salmon rivers and holds the record
for the biggest fish caught in British waters - a 64 pounder
landed by Edith Ballantine in 1922.
||The city skyline is dominated by
Law, an extinct volcano which rises to 571 feet. The
summit can be accessed by car or on foot and offers excellent
views of the surrounding countryside. Orientation boards provide a
wealth of information and tell the history of the Law, from its
earliest Iron Age occupation to the present day.
||Football is almost a religion in the City of Discovery. The
two senior clubs -
Football Club and
Dundee United Football Club - live cheek by jowl with each
other in Tannadice Street and both attract a fanatical following.
Stadium tours are available on request.
||Dundee offers a huge and lively choice of public houses, bars
and nightclubs. There are over 100 popular venues within easy
reach of the heart of town. Establishments close to the University
of Dundee and along the Perth Road are favoured by students. Many
offer a high-standard of pub-grub and live music. Most of the city
centre and west end bars get very busy at weekends, so you may
have to hunt about to find somewhere for a quiet drink.
||The city is well served by a cosmopolitan selection of
restaurants - Greek, Mexican, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Indian
and French cuisine are all on offer in the city centre. For local
delicacies, try any of the chip shops which are dotted across the
city. The Pie (pronounced 'peh') Supper has been a Dundonian
favourite for years. Bad for the heart but good for the soul.