The City of Discovery is a treasure trove of culture, history and fine food and drink. The recent opening of the V&A Design Museum has added another strong to the city’s enviable cultural bow…
Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA)
- THE DCA HAS it all. A great way to spend a day getting lost in culture, be it in the arthouse cinema, the restaurant and bar, the print studio or the art gallery. Located on the vibrant Nethergate, just steps from Dundee’s city centre, the DCA is a great place to spend a rainy day. However, come along on a clear day and you’ll enjoy views from the restaurant across the river to picturesque Fife. Learn, experience and enjoy at the DCA, one of the city’s cultural and social hubs.
- THE LATE MEDIEVAL castle is a stunning example of the Z-plan castles that were prominent in Scotland during the 16th century. Situated to the north of Broughty Ferry, it is one of the quirkiest castles in the whole of Scotland due to its irregular turrets and complex geometry. The current roof still uses the same timber roofing from when it was built nearly 500 years ago, thanks mainly down to the fact it’s always been occupied. Currently only open on a few days a year it is well worth looking round, but exterior can be viewed all year round.
- OPENED ON THE September 15, 2018 the V&A’s unique design on the Dundee waterfront, dominating the skyline, means it will be the centrepiece of the city’s regeneration project. The opening exhibit is the ‘Ocean Liners: Speed and Style’, and is quite fitting bearing on mind the city’s nautical heritage. A café, restaurant and a picnic room, which is available free to families at the weekends, means you won’t be short of places to refresh after a day in the many galleries the museum has to offer. The city centre attraction will be free, with only temporary exhibitions and events charging an entry fee.
The Verdant Works
- SCOTLAND’S JUTE MUSEUM as its affectionately known, tells the story of Dundee’s industrial textile heritage in a former mill building. A visit to the Verdant Works is a step back in time to when jute was one of the three J’s in Dundee, alongside jam and journalism, as well as being one of the city’s main forms of employment. You’ll find an amazing insight into what it would have been like to work in the dangerous, noisy jute mills of the 19th century as well as what it was like to live in Dundee in these days.
- THE SEASIDE TOWN in Angus is probably best known for being a regular host of the Open Championships, and hosted this prestigious golfing event in 2018. As well golf, the town also has various points of historical interest. Barry Mill is owned and operated by the National Trust for Scotland and is on a site that has been home to a mill since the 16th century. The War Memorial in the centre of the town is a touching tribute to those who lost their lives in the First and Second World War and the prefect spot for some quiet reflection.
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