City Square

sights / Squares & plazas

Lonely Planet review

The heart of Dundee is City Sq, flanked to the south by the 1930s facade of Caird Hall , which was gifted to the city by a textile magnate and is now home to the City Chambers. A more recent addition to the square, unveiled in 2001, is a bronze statue of Desperate Dan , the lantern-jawed hero of children's comic the Dandy (he's clutching a copy in his right hand).

Pedestrianised High St leads west into Nethergate, flanked to the north by St Mary's Church . Most of the church dates from the 19th century, but the Old Steeple was built around 1460.