Walks & Trails

Dundee has an increasing number of trails and interesting walks, marked by plaques and statues.

Unique to Dundee the Dundee Woman’s Trail celebrates the famous women with links to the City.

This walkable trail is marked with blue plaques around the City Centre.

During the summer of 2016 the city played host to a huge public art event with fifty-five 5ft tall sculptures of...

University of Dundee Museum Collections

The University of Dundee holds unique and fascinating museum collections including scientific instruments, natural history specimens and an impressive art collection of paintings, prints and textiles.

There is always something interesting to see in the free public exhibition galleries, plus there are permanent displays on and off campus, including the D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum (...

Dundee Museum of Transport

Dundee Museum of Transport from its temporary premises in Market Mews, it exhibits an ever-changing and diverse collection of local transport-related items giving the public a chance to see the hidden transport history of the city.

There are more than 100 historic vehicles and memorabilia on display including vintage Daimler buses, steam power road rollers and an 1880's horse drawn...

Discovery Walk

Discovery Walk is a series of plaques honouring the achievements of scientists, innovators and social reformers of the past who either came from or had a strong connection to Dundee.

The plaques are set into the pavements around Mary Slessor Gardens at the heart of Dundee's £1 billion Waterfront Redevelopment. There are currently nine plaques commemorating scientists, engineers,...

Slessor Gardens

The main parkland area in the central waterfront is Slessor Gardens, Over 10,000sqm this green space is designed to be a multi-functional space with capacity to host large events.

Located around the perimeter are nine themed gardens.

One is reflective of the geography and setting of Dundee; four are themed to reflect Dundee's historic global connections: The Baltic States,...

Baxter Park & Pavilion

The pavilion and park were gifted to the people of Dundee by prominent flax mill owners, the Baxter family in 1863.

The park was laid out by one of the great innovators and achievers of the 19th century, Sir Joseph Paxton and the pavilion was designed by his son in law, George Henry Stokes.

The historic glass fronted...

Broughty Ferry Beach & Esplande

Broughty Ferry's fine seafront esplanade and sweeping sands provide the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a quiet picnic.

One of 59 Scottish beaches to be given the Seaside Award status in 2013, a prize awarded by the Keep Scotland Beautiful charity, rewards the quality of litter management, safety procedures and water quality on beaches all around Scotland.

Broughty Ferry...

Botanic Gardens

The University of Dundee Botanic Garden is host to a wide range of plants, a collection of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, water garden and herb garden.

Located in 9.5 hectares of south facing, gently sloping land near the banks of the River Tay, the Garden features many species of indigenous British plants as well as representative...

Museums & Galleries

Dundee has many museums and galleries.  Amongst them they celebrate the City’s Maritime past, its industrial heritage, its connections to historic transport as well as its present connections with the scientific and medical world.

RRS Discovery

Follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott and his crew on one of the most heroic voyages every undertaken aboard RRS Discovery and...

McManus: Dundee's Gallery & Museum

Housed in a splendid Gothic Revival-style building, The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum offers a fascinating insight into Dundee. With eight galleries to explore, there is a wealth of information to discover in exhibitions of art, history and the environment. The McManus annually hosts a number of special exhibitions, these often reveal rarely seen works from the museum collections...

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