Dundee offers a clutch of award-winning and dynamic visitor attraction celebrating its heritage and casting an eye toward its future. The city also boasts a multitude of different sporting and leisure facilities widely used by residents and visitors.
Attractions include the five star awarded Discovery Point and RRS Discovery that was built in Dundee in 1901 and gives an unrivalled insight into the hardships of polar exploration. Its sister attraction, Verdant Works, is housed in a former jute mill and recounts Dundee's time as Juteopolis, when 50,000 people in the city were employed in the industry.
The Sensation Science centre explores the five senses and houses more than 60 interactive exhibits including a 3D cinema. The Mills Observatory, atop Balgay Hill, is Britain's only full-time public observatory. At the opposite end of the spectrum, Dundee's military and whaling history is commemorated in the 15th century Broughty Castle. Another maritime attraction is HM Frigate Unicorn, which is the oldest British built warship still afloat, dating back to 1824.
Dundee has 59 parks, covering 4,000 acres. Camperdown Park features a recently revamped children's play are and wildlife centre. Elsewhere, the 22 acre University of Dundee Botanic Garden hosts a huge selection of plants, trees and shrubs.
The Green Circular is a route that encompasses the whole of the city designed to take you on a journey that you wouldn't normally discover.
Dundee is city for anyone with a passion for the outdoors as it's ideally located in the heart of the countryside on the border of Angus and Perthshire. It is the ideal base to explore the surrounding area to try your hand at mounting climbing, ski-ing and kite buggying. There are 40 golf courses within 1 hours drive including Carnoustie, Gleneagles and St Andrews.