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Dundee Tourist Information   by Naz Daud

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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 Contemporary Arts, Scotland, View of Eating Area from Above, Richard Murphy Architects
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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 UK.

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 Wharf, Docklands, 1997, Exterior, Architect: Czwg
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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 (DCA).

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 front.

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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Apex 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.
Carnoustie 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.
Errolbank 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. 
Fisherman's 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. 
Hilton Dundee
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.
Rufflets 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 Dundee
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.
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