The Law

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.

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Discovery Point & RRS Discovery

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.

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University of Dundee Museum Collections

University of Dundee Museum Collections - Tower Foyer & Lamb Galleries, D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum and Tayside Medical History Museum.

The University 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...

Dundee Science Centre

Looking to the future, the Dundee Science Centre hopes to inspire the scientists of tomorrow. It is part of the Scottish Science Centres Network and offers a fun way to learn about all things science-related.

Explore the wonders of the science. Immerse yourself in over 80 hands-on, fun and interactive exhibits. Experience one of our exciting live science shows or take part in an...

Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA)

Dundee is home to an eclectic arts and cultural scene, with the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA) at its heart. Leading architect, Richard Murphy, designed this iconic gallery in 1999. Home to contemporary gallery space, 2 cinema screens, print-makers workshop, restaurant and café bar, the DCA is a family-friendly venue. Make the most of the outdoor amphitheatre space ideal for a spot...

HMS Unicorn

HMS Unicorn:  the most original old ship in the world

Launched in 1824 HMS Unicorn is the third oldest ship in the world still afloat and one of the six oldest ships in the world!  She is Scotland’s only preserved warship and is the most completely original ship in the entire world to have survived from the golden age of sail.  Now a historic ship and visitor centre she provides the...

Broughty Castle Museum

Built in 1496, Broughty Castle has survived countless sieges and battles.

Today it houses fascinating displays on the life and times of Broughty Ferry, its people, the environment and the wildlife that live close by.

The Orchar Gallery located within the Castle, features a selection of around 30 paintings from the amazing Orchar Collection - one of the most important collections...

Claypotts Castle

Claypotts Castle was built by John Strachan between 1569 and 1588, and later owned by ‘Bonnie Dundee', John Graham of Claverhouse. Standing at the north eastern edge of Dundee, the Castle was inhabited into the 19th Century. The exterior of the castle can be viewed year-round and there are open days at Claypotts Castle throughout the year. Please check here for any upcoming dates.

Cox's Stack

Cox's Stack is an 85m (282 ft) high chimney in the Lochee area of the city and one of the remaining relics of Dundee's once buoyant jute industry. It was constructed in 1866 and formed part of the Cox Brothers' Camperdown Works, one of the largest jute factories of its time. Modelled on an Italian campanile, the Stack was designed by local architect James MacLaren.

Special Events

Dundee’s main attractions run a varied programme of special events, entertainment and talks throughout the year. Check out individual websites for details and download the Dundee App to access up-to-the minute WHAT’S ON information on your smartphone or i-pad.   

 

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