5 Unusual Ways to Explore Dundee

Walking is a wonderful way to absorb the character of this unique city. Here, we take a look at five of the more unusual ways to explore Dundee on foot. Discovery Walk is situated at Slessor Gardens. The walk - marked out by plaques designed by local artist Whimsical Lush - are set into the pavement and a visible reminder of the pioneering spirit of many Dundonians whose scientific and social...

Broughty Ferry

Situated just four miles to the east of Dundee city centre lies the seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry.  Known as "the jewel in Dundee's crown", its fine seafront esplanade and sweeping sands provide the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a picnic. Broughty Ferry offers its beautiful award winning beach, modish boutiques, a library and much else besides.

 

 

 

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The Dundee Law

The Law is a must-see for visitors and locals to truly appreciate Dundee’s unique location. Formed from an extinct volcano it’s the best place to take in magnificent, panoramic views of the city, the River Tay and the surrounding area.  On a clear day, visibility stretches over 45 miles and at night the twinkling lights of the city and bridges is mesmerising. If feeling energetic, it’s a good...

Skateparks

Dundee is home to two skateparks - Factory and Dudhope - which will challenge all levels of riders. Both parks are open to skateboarders, BMX bikers and inline skaters. Dudhope skatepark is located in Dudhope park a 10 minute walk from the city centre.

River Tay

There is no better way to see the city and its wildlife than taking a trip along the famous River Tay. Numerous tour operators offer trips from March to September. Bottlenose dolphins and seals are regular visitors to the estuary, and the famous hump back whale still remains part of Dundee folklore.

Camperdown Park, Wildlife Centre & Historic House

Located on the northwest fringe of Dundee, Camperdown Country Park is open all year and offers a range of activities including woodland trails, an adventure playground and Camperdown Wildlife Centre where you can see European brown bear, wolves, lynx and ring tailed lemurs.  The Park boasts an 18 hole championship golf course and a pitch and putt course.  Annual city events are also hosted...

Swimming

Dundee is now home to one of Scotland’s newest leisure pools and The Olympia is the number one destination for people looking to make a splash when visiting Dundee.

The leisure pool includes a rapid river, wave pool and seated bubble beds, while younger children and families can look forward to splashing around in the toddler’s pool with smaller slides and fun interactive features....

Rivers

From fly fishing to boat trips and everything inbetween, the stunning River Tay offers a variety of river activities.

Take part in dolphin spotting trips, kayaking, water skiing, wind surfing and sailing, to name but a few.

You can find more information over at the Welcome To Scotland website, and the Ancrum site.

Running

Running in Dundee is a popular pursuit. You can run up hill, along the coast, out into the countryside or remain in an urban environment - whatever takes your fancy. The city boasts several running clubs which meet regularly and welcome visitors:

Dundee Road RunnersDundee HawksRunning Sisters Tayside

 

Dundee and the wider region offers several running events throughout the year...

Cycling

With the Sidlaw hills just outside Dundee, there is plenty going on, and available for all cycling tastes, road, track, time trial, mountain bike, cyclo cross and duathlons.

Dundee also has a green circular which provides a route to cycle round the city in a 26 mile route with helpful signs pointing out places of interest along the way.

Dundee sits at the centre of many major...

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