Dundee Travel Guide

 
     

Travel

Air
There is a small airport on the outskirts of the city but there is only a handful of flights and destinations that are accessible from the airport.  These include London and Belfast with flights operated by BMI and AirFrance.

Train
There is a train station south of the city centre in Dundee, you can easily walk to it and it has regular trains to surrounding towns and citys.  There is a direct service to Edinburgh and you can easily travel to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness if you change trains at Perth.
Train tickets can be bought at the station or online at www.scotrail.co.uk.

Bus
There is a regular bus service that operates within the city but most of the locations are easily, fares for intercity travel vary.  The main bus station in the city is the Seagate Bus Station which is a shot walk from the Wellgate Shopping Centre.  There are buses here which connect Dundee with other citys, the cheapest option is usually the Megabus which goes to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and London and has one way tickets starting from £1.

Walking
The best method of transport in Dundee is to walk, the majority of the attractions, shops and restaurants are situated around the main city centre area and there are all easily accessible on foot.

Attractions

MacManus Gallery
The gallery underwent a major refurbishment in 2010 at a cost of £7.8 Million and it is situated in the city centre a short stroll from the high street.  The property is over 140 years old and inside you will find 2 floors of exhibits with a total of 8 galleries which cover 400 million years!

There is plenty of historical information on Dundee with information on the development of the city and the people who have lived there as well as looking at Dundee’s overseas trading.
R.S.S Discovery
The most famous and visited attraction in Dundee, the R.S.S Discovery was the first exploration vessel to return from the South Pole and the ship was originally built in Dundee.  It is now permanently docked in the River Tay on the edge of the city.  Visitors can explore a small museum at Discovery Point before getting aboard the ship and learning about the voyage of Captain Scott.

Sensation Science Centre
The science centre is between the railway station and the city centre and it is an ideal attraction for kids or for fun loving adults.  There are a number of interactive areas of the museum including playing with robots and there are also numerous events that take place each month with are excellent learning events.

Accommodation in Dundee

There a few options for accommodation in Dundee, there are no five star hotels in the city (nearest option is in St Andrews) but the high end hotels include the Dundee Hilton and the Apex City Quay which are both on the Waterfront.  A good mid-range option is the Holiday Inn which is between the waterfront and the city centre and it a relatively new hotel.

If you are on a tighter budget then there is a Travelodge near the city centre, it is toward the west end of the city and a short walk from the High Street.  There is also a hostel called the Dundee Backpackers which is on the High Street and offers a bed from £14 per person.

 

Shopping in Dundee

The majority of the shops in Dundee are situated on the High Street, between both the main indoor shopping centres.  There are the usual popular brands such as HMV and Next.  There are 2 indoor shopping centres in the city, The Welgate Centre has 3 levels and is at the north end of the High Street.  The Overgate Centre is at the opposite end and it only has 2 levels but does have a better selection of stores with popular stores such as Debenhams and Sports Direct.

Another area for shopping is the renovated city quay area which has a small selection of stores and is situated close to the waterfront area of the city.