Skip to page content...

The City of Dundee

Dundee is an active and friendly city situated near the mouth of the River Tay in the county of Angus, on the East coast of Scotland. Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city, it offers a fine quality of life with more hours of sunshine and cleaner air than any other city in Scotland.

Places to See & Things to Do  

Dundee Contemporary Arts

(DCA) is an internationally renowned centre for contemporary arts, an award winning example of modern architecture, and a vibrant social and cultural meeting place. Innovative and inspiring in its approach to all areas of its work, the DCA is the focus and stimulus for an expanding and successful regional, cultural and creative industry sector and a major flagship organisation for its national funding bodies.

The DCA has five floors of galleries, cinemas, artists' facilities, education resources, the University of Dundee Visual Research Centre (VRC) and the popular Jute Cafe Bar. The DCA attracts many visitors since opening in March 1999.


Discovery Point


Visit Captain Scott's famous polar exploration ship RRS Discovery at Discovery Point in Dundee, the City of Discovery's flagship tourist attraction.


The Frigate Unicorn
His Majesty's Frigate UNICORN, of 46 guns, was built for the Royal Navy in Chatham dockyard, and she was launched in 1824. The classic sailing frigate was a fast and powerful warship, and was one of the most successful and charismatic ship designs of the age.
UNICORN's construction, however, is far from conventional. She is a unique survivor from the brief transitional period between the traditional wooden sailing ship and the revolutionary iron steamship.

Verdant Works


Verdant Works is a 19th century jute mill in Dundee, winner of European Industrial Museum of the Year 1999.