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 achievements helped make Dundee and the wider world a better place.
Dark Dundee Walking Tours was set up by locals Stewart and Louise in 2015 as a way of re-visiting Dundee’s fascinating stories of local legends, tales of crime and the darker side of Dundee’s history. New tours are added regularly themed around different topics, mostly of the ghoulish variety so check in advance if suitable for your age group.
Other Dundee is a free to download i-phone game created by Dundee based game development studio, Quartic Llama and National Theatre of Scotland. This alternative reality journey around the streets of Dundee features puzzles, stories, surprises and spine-tingling, sinister audio! Starting at Dundee Rep Theatre and using the iPhone’s satellite tracking, the game guides you around the city – and unlocks shocks and surprises when you reach key locations. Free to download for iPhone and available on the Apple App Store.
Dundee Womens Trail celebrates the lives of remarkable women who made an impact on the city and contributed to Dundee’s powerful history. Using a downloadable map you can explore the stories of twenty-five outstanding women including artists, trade unionists, social reformers and suffragettes, a shipyward welder and a marine engineer, each commemorated by bronze plaques placed around the city.
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...
Dundee’s renaissance has sparked a boom in specialist tours of the city.With visitors coming from far and wide, and locals showing renewed pride in their surroundings, new opportunities to explore its history and environment are springing up all the time.Lynne Short, convener of Dundee City Council...