Posted : 13 July 2018

Dundee has been named one of the top 12 places to live in Britain by The Sunday Times.

In an article published on August 5, the world-renowned publication named the City of Discovery as “Scotland’s new capital of cool” and one of its “favourite places to immerse yourself in city living, whatever your age.”

 Acknowledging Dundee’s status as a “lesser-praised location,” the article highlighted the city’s £1billion makeover, its food and café culture, arts venues and moderate house prices.

It stated: “Move over, Glasgow — for a wee while at least. American Vogue has just declared Dundee “one of Scotland’s most exciting places to be”, The Wall Street Journal pronounced it Scotland’s coolest city, and Lonely Planet has named it one of the top locations to visit in Europe.

“It’s quite a makeover for the once-distressed centre of comics and cake, though it hasn’t come cheap: £1bn has been spent on revitalising the waterfront, where the new V&A museum, the first outside London, opens next month with a festival headlined by the Scottish rockers Primal Scream.

“Until then, browse in the design shops and warehouse conversions that have sprung up, sip coffee in cafes such as Henry’s or Empire State, or dine out at Brassica, a farm-to-table restaurant with its own bakery. More high-class culture is available at Dundee Rep and Dundee Contemporary Arts.

“Property prices have yet to catch up with the city’s revived status; the premium address is still beachside Broughty Ferry.”

Other hotspots on the list included Belfast, Edinburgh, Bristol and Norwich, while York was described as the UK’s overall best place to live.