About Dundee

Dundee ABOUT DUNDEE

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About Dundee

Dundee is home to V&A Dundee, the first ever design museum built in the UK outside London and hosts major exhibitions, celebrating Scotland’s design heritage. Dundee is 90 minutes away from 90% of the Scottish population and officially Scotland’s sunniest city with 1,523 hours of sunshine per year. Being compact, makes it easy for visitors to navigate and is closer to the countryside than any other Scottish city.

The region, has four world-class academic institutes alongside globally recognised organisations such as NHS Tayside and The James Hutton Institute and a track record of innovation and excellence with a strong reputation for life sciences, health innovation, and biotech.

Dundee is the UK’s first City of Design recognised by UNESCO for its diverse contributions to several fields including medical research, comics, and video games.

Places PLACES TO VISIT

Why not take time to explore Dundee and the wider region, you will be amazed at the experiences you will discover!

5 reasons to extend your stay:

  1. Visit V&A Dundee featuring permanent displays and changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world
  2. Step into history by visiting Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic ship, RRS Discovery
  3. Venture onto the tranquil paths of the Angus Glens, the gateway to Britain’s largest natural haven – the Cairngorms Natural Park
  4. Experience a night out at one of our many restaurants or take in a show at Dundee Rep in Dundee’s cultural quarter
  5. Visit Glamis Castle, legendary inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth and childhood home of the Queen Mother

V&A Dundee_Scotland – Image courtesy of Hufton & Crow

Glamis Castle Landscape

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Activities ACTIVITIES TO DO

Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk
V&A Dundee

A major new exhibition, Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, opens on Saturday 4th May at V&A Dundee exploring the fascinating story of the style, appeal and influence of the kimono. The kimono is presented as a dynamic, ever-evolving icon of fashion – rare 17th and 18th century kimono are displayed alongside modern designs from Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Alexander McQueen. The kimono’s recent reinvention on the streets of Japan is also explored through work by a new wave of contemporary designers and stylists.

For more information and how to book, please visit the V&A Dundee website.

Dundee Food Festival

We are thrilled to announce the Dundee Food Festival will be taking place in Dundee during the conference!

Get ready for the 2-day, city-wide festival on the 6th and 7th July! This summer, Dundee will transform into a food and drink haven, showcasing the best of the city’s vibrant food scene with delicious fun for all. Immerse yourself in events at iconic locations such as Slessor Gardens, V&A Dundee, Discovery Point and much more!

The festival hub located in City Square will be buzzing with food stalls, street performers, live music, eco-friendly markets, festival bar and even chefs on stilts – guaranteed fun for all ages! We invite you to eat, drink, play, and think as you explore the wonders of Dundee’s culinary offerings.

For updates and to find out more, visit the Dundee Food Festival website.

Dundee’s Open Top Bus

From the open top deck, visitors will have a unique view of all the city’s must-see landmarks and attractions, whilst learning about the story of Dundee. The full journey lasts up to 50 minutes, but you can hop on and off along the way to Xplore Dundee at your own pace.

Check out the highlights map here. You can join the tour at any designated bus stop along the way.

To book and for more info, visit Xplore Dundee.

For more information about places to visit, eat and shop at, please visit the destination page from the Dundee City Region Convention Bureau.