Broughty Castle Museum

A 16th-century tower that looms imposingly over Broughty Ferry harbour, guarding the entrance to the Firth of Tay, houses a fascinating exhibit on Dundee's whaling industry, and the view from the top offers the chance of spotting seals and dolphins offshore.

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