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Dundee is home to one of the most significant biomedical and life sciences communities in the UK outwith Oxford and Cambridge. Dundee has one of the highest student population ratios in the UK. At 1:5 with 50,000 studying within 30 minutes of the city.

Global video game hits Lemmings and Grand Theft Auto were created in Dundee.

Dundee was named the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design by the United Nations in 2014.

HMS Unicorn is one of the oldest ships afloat in the world.

Dundee boasts two 5-star award winning visitor attractions, namely Discovery Point and Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works. In addition, other attractions include HMS Unicorn, Dundee Science Centre and Mills Observatory.

a few Broughty Castle Museum 01382 436916 D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum 01382 384310 Tayside Medical History Museum 01382 384310 RRS Discovery/ Discovery Point 01382 309060

Scotland’s Jute Museum @ Verdant Works 01382 309060 HMS Frigate Unicorn 01382 200900 Dundee Science Centre 01382 228800

The Population of Dundee is currently 148,710 with approximately 306,300 people living within a 30 minute drive time.

“Dundee is a little pot of gold at the end of the A92” - The Guardian

Dundee is a cultural hive - both historical and contemporary. Amongst the city’s cultural strengths are Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts with its cutting-edge exhibits, and The McManus, Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum - not to be missed.

Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) 01382 909900 The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum 01382 307200 The Caird Hall 01382 434940 Dundee Rep 01382 223530 V&A Dundee 01382 411611

Gardyne Theatre 01382 434940 The Whitehall Theatre 01382 434940

V&A Dundee Opening on 15th September 2018, V&A Dundee will be the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland and the only other V&A Museum anywhere in the world outside London. The international centre for design, located in the heart of Dundee’s revitalised Waterfront, will host world-class design exhibitions, celebrate Scotland’s illustrious design heritage and promote contemporary talent.

Multi award winning ÂŁ1 billion project 3rd most active regeneration project in the UK ment Developnities: opportu

- commercial - leisure - residential - marina

New Rail Station V&A Dundee - only design museum in the UK outside London Fabulous choice of hotels along the waterfront

Dundee has more sunshine hours than any other city in Scotland. (Average 1523 hours of sunshine per year)

Dundee has been named “the coolest little city in the UK” by GQ magazine

Gentle city walks, ‘lively skate parks’, golf and football, Dundee has a range of activities for all levels of energy all within easy reach.

Caird Park Golf Course 01382 453606

Pirates Island 01382 828230

Leisure Active Information Line: 01382 432328

Dundee Botanic Garden 01382 381136

ScotKart Dundee 01382 597557

Ancrum Outdoor Centre 01382 435911

The Factory Skatepark 01382 509586

Pirate Boats - Tay Trips 07931 231 054

Avertical World Climbing Centre 01382 201901

Dundee Football Club 01382 889966

DD Tours (Dark Dundee) 07446 625 682

Dundee United Football Club: 01382 833166

Foxlake Dundee Watersports: 01382 214484

Dundee Ice Arena 01382 431900

Royal Tay Yacht Club 01382 477516

Mills Observatory 01382 435967

Outdoor Explore Kayaking 07904 324 102

Battlefield Live 01382 690820 Camperdown Wildlife Centre: 01382 431811 Dundee International Sports Complex: 01382 438804 Downfield Golf Club 01382 825595 Camperdown Golf Course 01382 623398

Olympia Leisure Centre 01382 432300 Soccerworld 01382 816888

For a comprehensive list of Golf Courses visit

Dundee has approximately 1,800 hectares of green space, 11 parks and 282 hectares of woodland

The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland. (188 kilometres/ 117 miles long)

Credit Pirate Boats Ltd

Broughty Ferry Beach is a lovely place for a stroll and only four miles east of Dundee city centre. It was awarded a Scottish Beach Award in 2017 for its high standards of cleanliness, facilities and overall environment.

DUNDEE LAW With it’s incredible history and geology, The Law’s 174 metre peak is the city’s highest point, its most distinctive landmark. The Law is easily accessed, offering a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding countryside, a must for visitors and locals. At the top of The Law is a war memorial to the fallen in both world wars which is lit on significant days.

Dundee is home to two professional football teams - Dundee FC and Dundee United FC

Dundee is home to Publisher DC Thomson Pioneer in world cartoons, Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids and Desperate Dan

Dundee City Centre not only has modern shopping centres, multi-nationals and well-known high street stores, but offers an exceptional mix of speciality and independent retailers, an eclectic blend of cafĂŠs, and a unique choice of excellent bars and restaurants. citycentre/citymap/

Dundee has an eclectic mix of friendly places to eat and drink from traditional to contemporary cuisine.

a selection

Rancho Pancho (Mexican) 01382 229518

Café Montmartre (French) 01382 204417

Jahangir (Balti/Tandoori) 01382 201054

Oshibori (Japanese) 01382 690370

The White Goose 01382 221504

Tailend (Fish & Chips) 01382 229990

The Manchurian (Chinese) 01382 228822

Project Pizza 01382 220909

Agacan (Turkish) 01382 644227

Italian Grill 01382 690600

Malmaison Brasserie & Grill 01382 339715

Rama Thai 01382 223366 Sol y Sombra (Spanish Tapas) 01382 776941 The Parlour Café 01382 203588

Tony Macaroni 01382 236211 The Tayberry (Contemporary Dining) 01382 698280

The Bach 01382 869902 Flame Tree Café 01382 204200 Castlehill Restaurant (Fine Dining) 01382 220008 The Bird and Bear 01382 791841

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continued Tahini (Lebanese & Mediterranean) 01382 203907 The Piccolo (Italian) 01382 201419 The Boozy Cow (Burgers) 01382 226222 Jute Café/Restaurant at DCA (European) 01382 909246 Taza (Indian Buffet) 01382 203070

The D’Arcy Thompson (Seasonal and Occasional British Fayre) 01382 322694

Live music, late bars, crowded pubs, night clubs, a casino and Saturday night lectures are all within easy reach of each other.

Duke’s Corner 01382 205052

Grosvenor Casino 01382 309120

Clarks 01382 224925

Saturday Evening Lectures 01382 388154

The Reading Rooms 01382 228496 Jute Café/Bar at DCA 01382 909246 Underground 01382 200399 Fat Sam’s Club Tropicana and Vogue: 01382 228181

Cineworld 0871 200 2000 DCA Cinema 01382 909900 Odeon Cinema 020 3432 0550

The View formed their band in Dundee in 2005 Snow Patrol formed while studying at the University of Dundee in 1994

Whether it’s a boutique hotel, global chain, luxury independents or refurbished hostels you are looking for, Dundee offers a wide selection of accommodation to suit everyone’s tastes and pockets.

Apex Dundee 01382 202404 Premier Inn 0871 527 8320

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 01382 641122

Holiday Inn Express 01382 314330

Malmaison 01382 339715

Hoppo Hostel 01382 224646

Queens Hotel 01382 322515

Hotel Broughty Ferry 01382 480027

Travelodge 0871 984 6301

Invercarse 01382 669231 Urban Quarters 07876 450 961

Westport Luxury Apartments - the only Visit Scotland 5 Star Accommodation in Dundee

Hampton By Hilton 01382 725200

Westport Luxury Serviced Apartments 01382 313666 Woodlands Hotel 01382 480033 new in 2018

Sleeperz and Hotel Indigo

Dundee is a great base for anyone looking to explore from mountain climbing to sand yachting, Pictish trails or Peter Pan, there’s a wealth of exciting things to do within a short distance of Dundee city centre.

Festivals and Events in Dundee: Farmers’ Market Every 3rd Saturday of the month New Year’s Day Dook January Easter Fun Day March/April Real Ale Weekend - May Ignite Festival - May DJCAD Degree Show May West Fest - June Almost Blue Blues Festival - June/July

Broughty Ferry Gala Week - June/July

Dundee Mountain Film Festival - November

East Coast Sailing Week July

Neon Digital Arts Festival - November

Dare to be Digital August

Dundee Science Festival November

Dundee Flower and Food Festival - September

Dundee Jazz Festival November

Doors Open Days September

Christmas Lights Night November

Oktoberfest - October

Saturday Evening Lecture Series Throughout the year

Discovery Film Festival October/November

Banking Clydesdale Bank 7/8 High Street Bank of Scotland 65/69 Murraygate Lloyds TSB 19 Albert Square RBS 3 High Street Most other major Banks have branches with ATMs which are located within the City Centre.

Car Parking


http://www.dundeecity. parkmap.htm

Real Time bus information and Live RAIL Arrivals/Departures at

The Overgate Shopping Centre (711 spaces)

Multiple Journey tickets are available from any driver or at the Travel Centre at 92 Commercial Street, Dundee.

The Wellgate Shopping Centre (600 spaces) West Bell Street (930 spaces) Gellatly Street (430 spaces) Olympia (502 spaces) West Marketgait (280 spaces) Greenmarket (548 spaces)

Info Public Toilets available in the Overgate and Wellgate Shopping Centres. Visit Scotland Information Centre: City Square

01382 527527


Connecting Dundee A maximum drive time of 20 minutes between points within the City. Regular scheduled rail services from the East Coast main line connects Dundee to the rest of the UK. Direct air service from Dundee to London Stansted.

Dundee has over 700 Licenced Taxi cabs which includes over 200 wheelchair accessible taxis and 100 electric taxis. This is the largest fleet of electric taxis in the UK. Taxi ranks are located at Albert Square (McManus Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum) and Nethergate (Steeple churches). A comprehensive list of Taxis and Private Hire companies is available at

Taxi Telephone Numbers Discovery Taxis 01382 825825 or 0800 0855 568 Dundee Private Hire 01382 203020 Dundee 50 50 50 Ltd 01382 456456 or 0800 332 211 Tele Taxis 01382 825825/889333 or 0800 123 444 Dundee Taxis 01382 500555 Tay Taxis 01382 450450 or 0800 6940 114

Useful Telephone Numbers Dundee Airport 01382 662200

Ninewells Hospital 01382 660111

National Express Travel Centre 01382 340006/7

Police Scotland Non Emergency number 101

Stagecoach@ Dundee Bus Station 01592 645680

Police Scotland Emergency number 999

Xplore Dundee 01382 201121

Dundee City Centre Police Office - West Bell Street DD1 9JU

Dundee Railway Station 0344 811 0141 NHS 24 111

Dundee City Council Head Quarters 01382 434000 VisitScotland Information Centre, City Square

01382 527527