Spectacular Dundee

The fourth largest city in Scotland, Dundee is situated near the mouth of the River Tay which is in the region of Angus. Dundee, also known as the City of Discovery, has many attractions that are worthy of 'discovery'.

Dundee has been established as some form of settlement since prehistoric times as Pictish ruins can still be seen just outside of the modern city. It was here in 1309 that Robert the Bruce was declared King of the Scots and also the place where William Wallace was educated and committed the first act of murder that caused him to go into hiding.

Dundee's industrial boom came about through three very different industries - jam making, jute milling and journalism. All three brought wealth to the small town and helped it to grow in leaps and bounds. Whaling was also a big economic growth factor.

Modern day Dundee has much to offer. If you are interested in animals, you might enjoy a trip to the Camperdown Wildlife Center. Or if you simply prefer to relax in natural surrounds, there are many parks and gardens which are open to the public. Castles and museums make for a fascinating trip back in time. There are also many art galleries and theatres to satisfy your cultural tastes. Other popular attractions include the Mills Observatory and Discovery Point, which includes the magnificent Frigate Unicorn - a wooden mast warship dating to 1824. If you enjoy a bit of sports while you're on holiday, you might try the Dundee Ice Arena and the Downfield Golf Course.

Dundee's attractions are inspirational and interactive. If you are visiting Scotland and would like to try something a bit different and more interesting, you may find that Dundee is the city you are looking for.

 



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John Branham - 2009-12-21 00:16:43

One of the Countries I long to visit. Very beautiful

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