There is so much more to Dundee than jute, jam and journalism. Glasgow and Edinburgh might get most of the good press, but Dundee is a hub of culture, art, theatre and history. There’s a lot going on here and, as everything is so close together, you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Dundee. Discover dangerous voyages to Antarctica, tour some truly impressive historical buildings and feast at a host of delicious restaurants guaranteed to feed your senses. With stunning views out over the Firth of Tay, there’s lots of nature to explore here too and a stay in any of our hotels in Dundee will put you right in the heart of the action. From the best places to catch a game of live sport, to entertainment activities that keep you occupied when the Scottish heavens open up, we share the best places to eat, drink, shop, visit and party the night away in the ‘City of Discovery’.
Things to do in Dundee
If you want to discover what makes Dundee so special, head to one of the many cultural experiences the city has to offer. From groundbreaking museums to a burgeoning art scene and events that are fun for all the family, there is something for people of all ages to learn and discover in Dundee.
The entertainment on offer in Dundee is a buzzing hive of music, sport, comedy and shows. Famous for its Dundee theatres, including the Dundee Rep – the only theatre in Scotland to employ an ensemble cast – you will never be short of live experiences to enjoy in the city.
Places to eat
With a commitment to using locally sourced ingredients and making everything fresh to order, the quality of the cafés and restaurants in Dundee is unparalleled. From mouthwatering seafood to the best tapas in Scotland, we take your taste buds on a tour of the top places to eat in the city.
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down in Dundee. From themed club experiences to underground nights showcasing the best local talent, there’s something here to get even the quietest traveller up on the dancefloor. Make sure you check out the traditional pubs in Dundee too, which are always lively and full of character.
Dundee Contemporary Arts
This world-class art centre is home to two galleries, a two-screen cinema, print studio and a research centre. With ever-changing exhibitions, unique independent films and a delicious onsite café, you won’t be short of things to see and do at Dundee Contemporary Arts.
Finding your way in Dundee is easy, as most of the sights worth seeing are within easy reach of each other. When it comes to getting there, the train is your best bet, although you can fly into Dundee Airport if you live in London. However you like to get around, let our guide to the city’s travel options help you find your feet.