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Tourist Information by Naz Daud
As you approach the Tay Road
Bridge whether by car or by train through the Tay Rail Bridge you begin
to understand why they call the river "Silvery Tay". The city is situated
on the east coast of Scotland on the north bank of the firth of Tay.
Dundee is Scotland's fourth
largest city and one of the most beautiful! Driving across the bridge you
can clearly see the Law Hill. The city is built around this extinct volcano.
You can drive right up to the top of the hill and from this vantage point
you can see the whole of Dundee!
|Dundee is Scotland's sunniest
city (it faces south) with over 1400 hours of sunshine every year. Its
title "City of Discovery" comes from the HM Frigate Unicorn, the oldest
surviving ship in the UK.
Dundee is known for its "3
Js" - Jute, Jam & Journalism. Although the Jute & Jam industry
is no longer predominant in Dundee, you can still see the towers associated
with the industry. Verdant Works is ideal for tourists wishing to learn
about Dundee's Jute Industry.
Keillers of Dundee pioneered
the manufacture of marmalade here. They bought a shipload of oranges which
they were unable to sell. Janet Keiller specialized in selling jam and
using her knowledge invented marmalade.
Although Jute and Jam are
no longer made in Dundee, the journalism sector still thrives. The company
began as a branch of the Thomson family business. In 1884, David Couper
Thomson took over the publishing business, and established it as DC Thomson
in 1905. The firm flourished, and now produces more than 200 million comics,
books and magazines every year.
Dundee is also a university
town with a student population averaging about 32,000. Due to the high
numbers of students, Dundee has a lively pub and club scene. The 2 most
popular night clubs are Fat Sams & London Night Club.
A recent quality of life
survey ranked Dundee near the top due to its clean air, low pollution levels,
riverside location and high sunshine hours.
Shopping in Dundee has now
taken off with 2 major shopping centres (Overgate & Wellgate) under
pinning the west and east of the city centre. The number of out of town
shopping centres in Dundee means that the city attracts shoppers from all
the small towns nearby.
The town is a fantastic holiday
location with Broughty Ferry having one of the cleanest beaches in the
The city is an ideal starting
point for touring the best of Scotland with almost all major attractions
less then 100 miles away. Kenmore, Loch Earn, Loch Ness and Ben Nevis are
beautiful destinations in their own right. The three other major cities,
Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Glasgow are all approximately an hours drive.
St Andrews (the home of golf)
& Carnoustie both have championship golf courses and are only 20 minutes
drive from the city.
|Dundee has three country
parks all within 3 miles of the city. Camperdown Park, Monikie Park &
Crombie Park are all beautiful and unique in their own ways.
Dundee is renowned for its
Dundee Repertory Theatre (the rep) and Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre
The main Hotels in Dundee
are the Hilton Hotel, Apex City Quay, Swallow Hotel & Queens. There
are many other smaller hotels and recently many travel lodges/inns have
opened to provide room only rates for families on a small budget.
Glamis Castle - known to
be haunted due to an ancient curse is a fairy tale castle which will exceed
all your expectations.
The town of Glamis also houses
the Angus Folk Museum. Visit one of Scotland's finest museums and learn
about Scotland's history.
Dundee has 2 football teams:
Dundee United & Dundee.
Some people in Dundee believe
that they should unite to form one team. Others have very strong views
that the two team should remain separate.
St Andrews Beach has to be
seen to be believed. The world famous golf course sits proudly on the beach
The British Golf Museum is
in St Andrews, the home of golf! Find out about the history of the game
and indulge in some interactive highly visual displays.
The best hotel in St Andrews
is the MacDonald Russacks Hotel. It was voted one of the Top Golfing Hotels
in the world.
St Andrews Castle consists
of the ruins of the castle built around the 13th century. Here you can
explore the secret dungeons and admire the views.
St Andrews Cathedral &
St Rule's Tower are the remains of the largest cathedral in Scotland.
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City Quay Hotel And Spa, Dundee
A contemporary 4 star hotel
in Edinburgh's Old Town, the Apex City Hotel boasts stunning views of Edinburgh
Castle. Surrounded by Edinburgh's iconic attractions, the rich history
of Scotland's capital is everywhere you look. Staying with us will put
you right in the centre of Edinburgh’s historical past, with picture-perfect
views of the Castle. Shopping, the Royal Mile, Holyrood House, Dynamic
Earth, Princes Street - and of course, Edinburgh Castle itself - are all
within easy reach. There are also plenty of pubs, restaurants and boutique
shops in the surrounding Grassmarket area. The hotel has Agua Bar &
Restaurant and Private Dining - an AA Rosette awarded restaurant serving
classic food with a modern twist.
Golf Hotel, near Dundee
Carnoustie Golf Hotel offers
an extensive collection of facilities, including 75 luxury en-suite bedrooms
and ten suites with amazing views over the Championship course, the sea
and the local town of Carnoustie. While staying at the Carnoustie
Golf Hotel you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to our extensive
spa and health facilities. You will find a large heated swimming pool,
sauna, whirlpool, steam room and for the more energetic a fully equipped
gymnasium. Our highly trained team of professional spa therapists would
be delighted to talk through our variety of indulgent treatments.
Let us not forget the Golf. Carnoustie, home to the 136th British Open
is the infamous Scottish Links with its history of bringing even the greatest
players to their knees.
Guest House, Dundee
Errolbank Guest House based
in Dundee on the East Coast of Scotland. Our Guesthouse has been freshly
decorated in bright neutral colours giving the House a bright and cheery
feel. We have 6 rooms, three of which have views of the River Tay. We provide
a varied breakfast menu and you can help yourself to fruit juice and cereals.
All reasonable food requests catered for. At Errolbank Guest House,
we have a very comfortable, well maintained accommodation to make your
holiday or visit to Central Scotland, one to remember. While you enjoy
your stay at Errolbank, you are five kilometers from Dundee City Centre.
Tavern Hotel - Inn, Dundee
Fisherman’s Tavern Hotel
- licensed since 1827, this terrace of seaside cottages has now been sympathetically
restored. In addition to the prestigious awards won for the quality of
the Fishermans Taverns Hotels real ale and wine, The “Fish” recently gained
EatScotland accreditation for Excellence in bar food - recommended by Consumers
Association “Which?” and AA acclaimed for fresh seafood. Lunch and
evening meals are served from 12pm untill 8pm, seven days a week.
Selected main meals 2 for £9.99. The Fishermans Tavern Hotel is an
excellent place to unwind after a hard day wheither it be from work or
play we have a cosy old world bar and staff and customers who always give
a warm welcome.
Overlooking the River Tay
in Dundee's city center and located just 5 minutes from Dundee Airport,
the Hilton Dundee/St Andrews Coast hotel is well placed for exploring Dundee
attractions such as Discovery Point and Glamis Castle. Play golf at nearby
Carnoustie and St. Andrews or enjoy shopping at the Overgate Retail Center.
All Hilton Guest Rooms at the Hilton Dundee/St Andrews Coast hotel offer
32-inch flat screen TVs and on-demand movies. Relax in the swimming
pool or sauna at the refurbished LivingWell Health Club by Precor, maintain
your fitness regime in the gym or attend an aerobic class. Savor freshly
sourced, local and international cuisine in the Riverfront Bar and Grill
or unwind with a drink from the extensive wine list.
Country House Hotel, St Andrews, near Dundee
This idyllic turreted mansion
house, set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens within the town boundary
of St. Andrews and minutes from the Golf Course and Beaches, has been in
the same family ownership since 1952. The elegant and spacious Terrace
Restaurant is a favourite with residents of St.Andrews and the surrounding
area. Perfect for a romantic dinner for two or for a larger family gathering,
the hotel's own garden supplies much of the fresh produce used in the seasonally
changing menus. Golf, of course, is the main attraction. St Andrews may
be the acclaimed 'home of golf ' but the medieval town also offers excellent
shopping, art galleries, theatre and museums.
The Landmark Hotel, Dundee
has been created especially for those who want more than just a bed for
the night, providing a four star luxury hotel experience that values the
individuality of its guests. With a range of stunning bedrooms, a great
choice of fantastic dining options and a team dedicated to exceptional
service – outstanding hospitality is what we do best. Set in its own stunning
grounds, The Hotel is nestled between Aberdeen and Edinburgh and is accessed
from the A90, with Dundee, Scotland’s fourth largest City, just a short
drive away. Take advantage of this ‘City of Discovery’s’ many shops, bars,
restaurants and local attractions including RRS Discovery, Sensation Science
Centre, Dundee Contemporary Arts and many Championship Golf Courses within
20 miles of the Hotel.