Please be aware Level 4 restrictions apply currently in Dundee.

Information below was published as @ 15th July, 2020 - please check with venue if open for business.  

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Tours & Activities

Where to Stay






Getting to & around Dundee

There are lots of outdoor and free things you can do in Dundee – such as tours, trails and green space, as well as kayaking on the river with the dolphins.  Look out for our Sunny Dundee face coverings.

Are you ready for a little adventure?  Join Hannah and Jack as they flip through their scrapbook filled with the countless amazing places around Scotland including Dundee which they can’t wait to explore with their family.

Dundee is the only UNESCO City of Design in the UK, and it is now home to the only design museum in the UK outside of London  -  V&A Dundee, having earned high ranking titles such as one of the World’s 100th Greatest Places as published by Time, and Lonely Planet ranking it as one of the top 10 places to Visit in Europe.  Dundee has also been named on the National Geographic Cool List and Staycation of the Year.

Dundee’s unique position on the east coast of Scotland on the River Tay allows us to be named the sunniest city in Scotland.  Only in Dundee can we boast to have more parkland per head than any other city in UK.  Green spaces and infrastructure encourage active travel, enhance biodiversity, improve air quality, food production and health & wellbeing as well as making it a lovely place to visit.

You can walk and cycle around the city on green circular passing many of our parks and green space to the ‘jewel in our crown’ at Broughty Ferry beach to see the dolphins or some water activities.  You can also easily explore a bit further to our hinterland in Scotland’s Tay Country and visit Angus, Fife and Perthshire.

Did you also know that we are home to DC Thomson and have many statues around the city including Oor Wullie, Desperate Dan and Minnie the Minx and we also have a Bash Street, so take time to explore and visit the shop at the DC Thomson building in Albert Square when it reopens.

Businesses across the UK are being encouraged to sign up for the Good to Go Scheme.  Look out for the logo.


Camperdown Wildlife Centre  -  open Good to Go

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery – closed (as @11/11)  Good to Go

Dundee Contemporary Arts –  (print studio, Galleries and cinema currently closed)

Dundee Science Centre  -  proposed opening mid-November (weekends only)

Dundee Museum of Transport (FB) – open

Dundee University Botanic Gardens – open Good to Go

HMS Unicorn – closed (as @ 16/11) Good to Go

The McManus:  Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum open (Tue-Sat) Good to Go

V&A Dundee  -  open (Thu-Mon, 10am to 5pm) Good to Go

Verdant Works – closed (as @ 11/11) Good to Go

Visitor Information Centre in City Square open Mon – Sat, 10am to 4pm (closed 12.30-1.00pm)


Ancrum Outdoor Centre

Avertical World open

Bright Tours open

Dundee Ice Arena open (limited capacity public sessions).  Full programme planned from 14th September.

Dundee Waterfront Walks open

Dundee Windows (up to and inc 8th November)

Foxlake Dundee now closed for winter season

Leisure and Culture DundeeOlympia Leisure Centre open

Open/Close Dundee Tours operating virtual tours

Outdoor Explore open

Ryze Dundee – Xtreme Air Sports open

ScotKart Indoor Go Karting open

Silent Adventures - Dundee operating virtual tours


Aabalreee Guest House open Good to Go

Abertay Guest House open

Alberta Guest House open Good to Go

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa open Good to Go

Greenstar Apartments open

Hampton by Hilton Dundee open

Holiday Inn Express open

Hotel Indigo open Good to Go

Invercarse Hotel open Good to Go

Malmaison Dundee open

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee open Good to Go

Staybridge Suites Dundee open Good to Go

The Fort Hotel open Good to Go

The Landmark Hotel & Leisure Club open

The Queens Hotel, Dundee  open Good to Go

Urban Quarters Dundee open

Westport Luxury Serviced Apartments  open

Woodlands Hotel Dundee open Good to Go

There are an extensive number of restaurants and food outlets around the city.  To find some so you can Tuck in like a Dundonian have a look at those listed on Dundee Eats, or those offering collection & delivery services, please check each business to see who is open.


Please check with venue for current operating times:- 

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa  Good to Go

Ballumbie Bar & Restaurant 

Beiderbeckes Bistro 

Bellini Italian Restaurant 

Bridgeview Station 

Bruach Bar & Restaurant 

Collinsons Restaurant 

Dundee Contemporay Arts café bar (currently closed)

Forbes of Kingennie Country Resort 

Forgan’s Broughty Ferry

Gallery 48 

Gidi Grill 

Gulistan House 

Italian Grill 

Invercarse Hotel Good to Go

Jahangir Tandoori Dundee 

Malmaison Dundee 

MÁS Mexican 

Medina Bar & Grill 

Mesopotamia Restaurant 

Meze Grill 

Mozza (Dundee) 

Pacamara Food & Drink 

Pizza Revolution – Broughty Ferry 

Porters Bar and Restaurant Good to Go

Rama Thai Restaurant 

Rancho Pancho – MEX 2 U 

Rishi’s Indian Aroma 

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee Good to Go

Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar 

St Andrews Brewing, Caird Hall 


Tailend Dundee 

The Bank Bar 

The Giddy Goose 

The Landmark Hotel & Leisure Club 

The Newport Restaurant 

The Queens Hotel, Dundee  Good to Go

The Ship Inn 

The Tayberry Restaurant 

The View Good to Go

The West House 

Tony Macaroni 


Woodlands Hotel Good to Go

Yamm Buffet 


Please check with venue for current operating times:- 

172 at the Caird 

3 Session Street 

71 Brewing 

Abandon Ship Bar 

Bird & Bear 


Bruach Bar & Restaurant Good to Go

Daisy Tasker 

Dundee Contemporay Arts café bar (currently closed)

Duke’s Corner 

Fisherman’s Tavern Broughty Ferry 

Gallery 48 

Innis and Gunn Brewery Taproom Dundee 

Jolly’s Hotel 

Market Dundee 

Nicoll’s Bar & Restaurant 

Number 57 

Papa Jacques 

Porters Bar and Restaurant  Good to Go

Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar 

St Andrews Brewing Co 

The Bank Bar 

The blue room Dundee 

The Braes 

The Eagle Coaching Inn 

The Fort Hotel Good to Go

The Giddy Goose 

The Gunners Bar Good to Go

The Kilted Kangaroo 

The Post Office Bar 

The Royal Arch Good to Go

The Ship Inn 

The Tinsmith Dundee 

The West House 

The Wine Press 

Toms Dundee 

Tonic Dundee Good to Go


Please check with venue for current operating times:- 

Blend Coffee Lounge, Dundee 

BUBU Dundee 

Caffѐ Nero (Broughty Ferry) 

Coffee & Co 

Costa Coffee (Murraygate) 

Costa Coffee (Broughty Ferry) 

Daily Grind Coffee Co 

Empire State Coffee Artisan Roaster 

Fisher & Donaldson 

Gracies of Broughty Ferry 

Henry’s Coffee House (City Square & Seagate) 

Iced Gems 

Jessie’s Kitchen 

Little Things Café 

Madigan’s Tearoom and Bookshop 

Serendipities Café 

Soo Delicious Café 

Subway Broughty Ferry 

Sweetpea Café Broughty Ferry 

Tartan Coffee House 

The Bach 

The Brothy 

The Flame Tree Café 

The Pancake Place 

The Parlour Café 

The Quay Café Good to Go

The Speckled Hen Coffee Shop 

The WeeCOOK Kitchen 

Visocchi’s Café 

Willows Coffee Shop (Broughty Ferry) 


Dundee Farmers’ Market in City Square is the 3rd Saturday of each month.

RETAIL  (Dundee city centre / West End / Broughty Ferry)


Getting to Dundee

Dundee is just 90 minutes drive from 90 per cent of Scotland’s population.  Whether you travel by air, flying into Dundee with Loganair from London City (from 6th July) or Belfast (from 18th September).   Alternatively come by road or rail which offers good transport options for domestic travellers.  And once you’re here there’s plenty of scope for getting around the city and region.

Travelling around Dundee:-

Visitor Parking

Coach Parking

Xplore Dundee Good to Go


Electric Bikes Scotland

Spokes Cycles - bike hire

Lanka House Group – easy ride cycles

Co-wheels Car Club

For list of taxi companies click on