Dundee Christmas Market Guide 2019
Designer and illustrator Louise Kirby, known for her beautiful drawings of Dundee’s famous landmarks, lives and works in Dundee. Ahead of the festive season has put together a handy guide to some of the fantastic Christmas Markets taking place in the city this year. To help you know find the Dundee Christmas Markets, here is my wee guide. Perfect for finding...
Designer and illustrator Louise Kirby, known for her beautiful drawings of Dundee’s famous landmarks, lives and works in Dundee. Ahead of the festive season has put together a handy guide to some of the fantastic Christmas Markets taking place in the city this year.
To help you know find the Dundee Christmas Markets, here is my wee guide. Perfect for finding...
The Howff is the name given to the historic graveyard that lies on the south of Meadowside in Dundee. It occupies the garden of the former Greyfriars monastery, which was founded by Devorgilla Balliol in the 13th Century. The monastery was destroyed in 1548 and Mary Queen of Scots gifted the land to Dundee.
The bandstand was built in 1890 and is an iconic Dundee image, immortalised by the paintings of James McIntosh Patrick (1907-1998).
You can just catch the Tay Rail Bridge to the left of the bandstand and the distant Fife skyline.
The ornate bandstand plays host to Sunday performances by brass bands during the summer months.
Mains Castle is a medieval castle thought to have been built around 1562 by Sir David Graham. Restored in the early 80s, it's now a restaurant and Bar and is a popular wedding location.
Wasps Studios started its life in Dundee in 1977 and has grown to provide studios for creative people across Scotland. Located in Meadow Mill, an historic jute mill which they have occupied since 1989, they successfully redeveloped the studios in 2012. The Mill now provides 58 high quality studios for up to 100 artists and makers working across varying disciplines.
It also houses a...
A mercat cross is an old market cross found in Scottish towns and cities where merchants would gather. They became focal points for local gatherings. Dundee's Mercat Cross dates back to 1586, is carved from stone and features a resin-bronze unicorn sculpted by Scott Sutherland in the 1960s.
Mills Observatory was gifted to the people of Dundee in 1935 through a bequest from John Mills, who was a linen and twine manufacturer and a keen amateur scientist.
It was purpose built to encourage the public to have a greater understanding of science.
Mills Observatory is the UK's only full-time public Observatory, and houses an impressive Victorian retracting telescope, a...
The Tay Estuary is straddled by two significant examples of structural engineering - the Tay Rail and Ray Road bridges.
The Tay Rail Bridge was completed in 1887 and sweeps across the estuary carrying rail traffic between Dundee and neighbouring Fife.
It replaced the original crossing which collapsed in 1879, killing 75 people. Stumps from the original bridge can still be seen...
An international centre of design, V&A Dundee presents the brilliance of Scottish creativity and the best of design from around the world.
The first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A museum anywhere in the world outside London, V&A Dundee provides a place of inspiration, discovery and learning through its mission to enrich lives through design...
With it's incredible history and geology, The Law's 572-foot peak is the city's highest point, the most distinctive landmark and an enduring attraction for visitors and locals.
At a height of 572 feet above sea level, The Law provides a popular, easily accessed vantage point placed high above the centre of Dundee.
You can reach the peak easily on foot or by bus or car.
The Royal Research Ship (RRS), Discovery is moored at Discovery Point in Dundee and open for visitor tours. Built in the city in 1900, RRS Discovery was the ship, which carried Captain Scott on his first expedition across the Antarctic. She was constructed in Dundee and returned home in 1986. Learn about the full Discovery story at this award-winning, five-star attraction.