Dundee is in North East Scotland and is Scotland's 4th largest city. The city is just over 800 years old. It is located, on the banks of the River Tay, which flows out into the North Sea, on the East Coast. Dundee was once noted for jam, jute and journalists. It remains the marmalade capital of the world and still produces more than its share of newspaper writers. In recent years it has transformed itself into a lively, cosmopolitan centre, and is considered a shoppers’ paradise.
Dundee is home to the highly regarded Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts centre while elsewhere visitors can enjoy an impressive range of galleries and museums. There are major events going on throughout the year including the annual summer festival of street entertainment, and the city's Guitar and Mountain Film Festivals. Dundee's Food & Flower Festival, held in late August and September, is now the largest in Scotland.
Dundee’s sea-faring and industrial heritage can be seen at the textile heritage centre at Verdant Works, Europe's Top Industrial Museum in 1999. Across the city centre, on the bank of the River Tay, Captain Scott's famous Antarctic expedition ship RRS 'Discover' is berthed at the award-winning Discovery Point Visitor Centre.
Things to See and Do
* Maritime and Whaling Museum
* Discovery Point Visitor Centre
* Dundee Law
* Mills Observatory
* Broughty Castle
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – approx 10 sq km
Population – 145,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Port Location – The port of Dundee is situated approximately 1.6km’s from the centre of Dundee.
Transport Links - Dundee has its own airport, with flights direct to London City Airport. The nearest major international airports to Dundee are at Edinburgh - 60 mi (96km), or Aberdeen - 71 mi (114km). There is a mainline train station, located in the City Centre, called Dundee Station. Connections and timetables can be checked on-line. There are frequent services, almost every hour to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Dundee Seagate Bus Station, also located in the city centre serves National Express coaches, Scottish Citylink and Megabus. There are frequent services, almost every hour to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
To get around Dundee, there are ample provisions for car transport. Taxis are available at taxi ranks near principal sites, such as Cathedral, Train Station, etc. The local bus service, Travel Dundee, has extensive intra-city connections.