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.


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