Dundee Hotels - Surrounded by rugged coast, rolling countryside, gentle lowlands, and Highland Glens, Dundee's a city which demands to be seen. The city center is a buzz with contemporary culture, and you can potter around museums, learn about Scottish independence and Arctic exploration as well as shop till you drop here. Add to the mix some spirited nightlife and a very pretty seaside suburb and you've got all the makings of a fine city break where you can be in the thick of the hustle and bustle one minute and ambling around acres of outstanding natural beauty the next.
Things to see
One of Dundee's claim to fames is the fact the children's comic The Dandy was published in the city from the 30s onwards, and you can potter past its lantern-jawed hero Desperate Dan, who's been immortalized in bronze, when in City Square. As well as being home to the comic book star's statue, City Square also houses the Grade A Listed Caird Hall, whose Doric columns loom large over the square. High-pitched trills and low-baritone hums can often be heard drifting out of its grand doors when opera's on, as well as the laughs and claps of audiences who fill the lavishly decorated arena for gigs, shows, and exhibitions. Be sure to stop by and pull up a pew in City Square when in Dundee, it's the perfect place to watch the world go by. You can follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott at Discovery Point where the RRS Discovery is docked. Dundee's Contemporary Arts Centre houses two galleries, a cinema and café, and is the place to go to see some of the best exhibitions in Scotland.
Hotels in Dundee
There are a raft of big chain hotels in Dundee offering convenient amenities such as flat-screen televisions and tea and coffee making facilities. Some of the bigger complexes have indoor pools and spa services too. Serviced apartments are great for family stays and come with well-equipped kitchens for evening meals in as well as WiFi and concierge services. There are also country house hotels on the outskirts of the city where you can amble in perfectly preened grounds and dine at in-house restaurants.
Where to stay
The center of the city is an ideal base for those visiting Dundee as it puts you within walking distance of many must-see sites as well as shops, restaurants, and bars. Lots of the hotels here sit by the banks of the River Tay offering guests stunning views of the shimmering waters too. The attractive seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry with its sweeping golden sands is just a few minutes away from the city center and a great base for families who want to enjoy the fresh air and beach and still be close the Dundee's many attractions.
How to get to
Dundee has its own airport, which offers regular flights to London City Airport. For international travelers, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports offer a much wider range of services. Dundee Tay Bridge station connects the city with a raft of locations across the UK including Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, London, York, Newcastle, and Bristol. The UK's longest railway service also passes through the city after beginning its journey in Penzance. The Aberdeen sleeper from London Euston departs the Big Smoke at 8pm arriving at 5.30am the next morning in Dundee, and is a convenient way of reaching the city.