Under the Scottish Government's timetable for easing restrictions, leisure travel within Scotland could be permitted from 26th April.  It is also proposed that museums and galleries, tourist accommodation, all retail and some limited hospitality can open from that date.

The below guide gives proposed dates for the opening of local businesses and services. Please check the latest guidance and confirm opening with the venue before travelling.

Businesses are being encouraged to sign up for the VisitScotland Good to Go Scheme and also to Green TourismLook out for the logos.


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ACCOMMODATION  (Open 26th April, 2021 unless otherwise stated)

Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa  -  Good to Go

Greenstar Apartments  -  Good to Go

Hampton by Hilton Dundee  

Holiday Inn Express   -  Good to Go

Hotel Indigo Dundee  -  Good to Go  (Open 30th April)

Invercarse Hotel  -  Good to Go

Malmaison Dundee  -  Good to Go

Sleeperz Hotel Dundee  -  Good to Go

Staybridge Suites Dundee  -  Good to Go

Taypark House  

The Fort Hotel  -  Good to Go

The Landmark Hotel & Leisure Club   -  Good to Go

The Queens Hotel, Dundee  -  Good to Go


Urban Quarters Dundee  -  Good to Go

Westport Luxury Serviced Apartments   

Woodlands Hotel Dundee  - Good to Go, Green Tourism (Silver)



Camperdown Wildlife Centre  (Open 26th April)

Discovery Point and RRS Discovery  -  Good to Go, Green Tourism (Silver)  (Open 10th May)

Dundee Contemporary Arts  (Galleries, Print Studio & Shop)  -  Good to Go  (Open 28th April)

Dundee Museum of Transport -  Good to Go  (Open 26th April)

Dundee Science Centre  -  Green Tourism (Gold)  (Open 27th May with dedicated programme designed for school visits, 26th June for public)

Dundee University Botanic Gardens   -  Good to Go  (Now open)

The McManus:  Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum  -  Good to Go  (Open 27th April  -  Tuesday to Saturday, 28th June - 7 days

V&A Dundee   -  Good to Go  (Open 1st May  -  Thursday to Monday)

Verdant Works   -  Good to Go  (Open 28th May)


VisitScotland Dundee iCentre in City Square  (Open 27th April,  Mon – Sat, 9.30am to 4.30pm, closed 30mins at lunchtime– tbc)



Ancrum Outdoor Centre  (Now open)

Avertical World  Good to Go  (Open 26th April)

Bright Tours   (Now open)

Dundee Cooking Academy  (Open 20th May)

Dundee Ice Arena  (Open 26th April)  -  Public Skating, U18 Ice Hockey training, Elite Figure Skating, Club Figure Skating

Dundee Waterfront Walks  Good to Go   (Open now)

DSUP Board Rentals  (Now open)

East Scotland Activities  (Now open) 

Electric Bikes Scotland  (Now open)

Embark Ride On & stations (Now open)

Leisure and Culture DundeeOlympia Leisure Centre  (Open 26th April)

Open / Close Dundee  (Open 1st May)

Outdoor Explore  -  Good to Go  (Now open)

ScotKart Dundee Indoor Kart Racing  (Open 26th April)

Silent Adventures  - virtual tours -  Good to Go  (Open 1st July)

Wild Shore Dundee  (Open 26th April)



Please check with venue for current operating times:- 

Beiderbeckes Bistro  (Open 21st May)

Birchwood Emporium  (Open 26th April)

Bird & Bear   (Open 26th April) 

Captain’s Cabin  (Open 26th April)

Casa Dundee   (Open 26th April)

Coffee & Co  (Open 26th April)

Collinsons Restaurant  (Open 18th May)

Daisy Tasker  (Open 17th May)

Duke’s Corner   (Open 26th April)

Dundee Contemporay Arts  café bar  (Open 26th April)

Dynamo Dundee  (Open 26th April)

Fisherman’s Tavern Broughty Ferry   (Open 17th May)

Franks Dundee   (Open 26th April)

Gallery 48  (Open 26th April)

Gidi Grill  (Open 27th April)

Gracies of Broughty Ferry  (Open 26th April)

Innis & Gunn Dundee   (Open 26th April)

Italian Grill  (Open 26th April)

Mexican Grill Dundee  (Open 26th April)

Molly Malone Dundee  (Open 26th April)

New Flavours House  (Open 26th April)

Oshibori Dundee  (Open 26th April)

Piccolo  (Open 27th April)

Porters Bar and Restaurant  -  Good to Go  (Open 26th April)

Serendipities Café

Soo Delicious Café  (Open 26th April)

St Andrews Brewing, Caird Hall   (Open 26th April)

Taypark House  (Open 26th April)

Tonic Dundee  (Open 26th April)

The Bank Bar   (Open 26th April)

The Barrelman  (Open 26th April)

The Caird   (Open 26th April)

The Counting House  (Open 26th April)

The Fort Hotel  -  Good to Go  (Open 26th April)

The Giddy Goose   (Open 26th April)

The Kilted Kangaroo   (Open 26th April)

The King of Islington  (Open 26th April)

The Pancake Place  (Open 26th April)

The Parlour Café (Open 26th April)

The Royal Arch  -  Good to Go

The Selkie Dundee  (Open 26th April)

The Ship Inn  (Open 26th April)

The Tayberry Restaurant  (Open 28th April)

The West House  (Open 26th April)

The Wine Press  (Open 28th April)

Toms Dundee  (Open 26th April)

Trades House Bar  (Open 26th April)

Vandal & Co  (Open 27th April)



Non-essential retail opens in Dundee city centre and its district shopping centres from 26th April.  Dundee has a unique mix of many smaller independent shops as well as known brands.  Some shops may be operating different opening times and these will be available on their websites/social media.

If it's retail therapy you are after we hope the following links are helpful :-

Shopping in Dundee


West End Indies (Perth Road independent shops)

Overgate Centre  (or Facebook

Wellgate Shopping Centre  (or Facebook)



Art, Design and Architecture Graduate Showcase 2021  (Online 11th to 21st June)

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

V&A Dundee  (Open 1st May)  -  Night Fever:  Designing Club Culture exhibition

Nomas Projects (Open 15th April)  -  Me As Venus exhibition by Chris Miller

Fun A Day Dundee 2021 annual online exhibition (9th, 10th and 11th April)

Dundee Contemporary Arts (Open 28th April)  - Ghost Calls exhibition by artist Emma Talbot



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