Discovery Walk

Discovery Walk is a series of plaques honouring the achievements of scientists, innovators and social reformers in Dundee.

There are currently fifteen plaques situated in the pavement of Slessor Gardens, opposite the V & A Museum.

The first ten plaques were installed in April 2016 and a further five were installed in April 2018. With detailed illustrations from local artist...

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,...

Visitors to V&A Dundee

Over 300,000 people visited V&A Dundee in its first three months of operation, it has been revealed.

The £80m museum, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and home to Scotland’s only design museum, opened its doors to international fanfare in September.

The attraction has now confirmed that 312,000 people visited in the first three months – putting it well on course to...

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...

Maggie's Centre

Maggie's Dundee is a cancer care centre located at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

It was Gehry's first building in the UK and has been awarded a ‘Building of the Year' title by the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland.

The Centre is open to the public on the last Tuesday of every month from 4pm.

Visitors have an hour long tour of the building which includes information...

Balgay Bridge

Balgay Bridge spans 80 feet across a natural gorge in Balgay Par, a public space in west central Dundee.

The decorative iron crossing was constructed in 1872.

Desperate Dan Statue and ‘Dawg'

Desperate Dan, hero of DC Thomson's ‘The Dandy' comics, is immortalised in Dundee, his place of ‘birth'.

The grizzly-faced strong man is cast in an 8-ft tall bronze statue in the city centre alongside his ‘Dawg'.

Dundee Dragon Sculpture - by Tony Morrow

The Dragon is based on a local legend of the Nine Maidens. The dragon guards the east end of the High Street.

The dragon sculpture was the concept of Alistair Smart, a lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. Unfortunately he died just before he was offered the commission after winning a limited competition. It was Alistair’s family who requested that Tony Morrow, an ex-...

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