Top things to do in Dundee

Top Choice Museum in Dundee

Discovery Point

The three masts of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's famous polar expedition vessel the RRS Discovery provide a historic counterpoint to the modern architecture of the V&A Design Museum. Exhibitions and audiovisual …
Top Choice Scottish in Dundee

The Newport

The setting is fabulous, with vast windows overlooking the Firth of Tay, and quirky 'recycled' decor that includes the clever use of an old piano to store cutlery and wine glasses. Graze on an assortment of 'small p…
Top Choice Museum in Dundee

V&A Dundee

The centrepiece of Dundee's revitalised waterfront is this stunning building designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Opened in late 2018, it houses an outpost of London's Victoria & Albert Museum of art and d…
Top Choice Museum in Dundee

Verdant Works

One of the fi­nest industrial museums in Europe, the Verdant Works explores the history of Dundee's jute industry. Housed in a restored jute mill, complete with original machinery in working condition, the museum's …
Top Choice Modern Scottish in Dundee

Castlehill

Thought by many to be worthy of earning Dundee's first Michelin star, the Castlehill is passionate about Scottish produce (the chef is a keen forager for wild herbs and fungi) and invests a lot of imagination into t…
Top Choice Cafe in Dundee

Bach

Easily the best breakfast spot in town (served till 11.45am weekdays, all-day brunch at weekends), this place sports a mix of Scottish, New Zealand, Asian and Mexican influences with delightful dishes such as Hebrid…
Bar in Dundee

D'Arcy Thompson

Bentwood chairs, old laboratory stools and a handful of discreetly displayed Victorian zoological specimens pay tribute to the eponymous Dundee professor of natural history (1860–1948) who once worked at the univers…
Cafe in Dundee

Parlour Cafe

Tiny but terrific, this friendly neighbourhood cafe is bursting with good things to eat including filled tortillas, savoury tarts, bean burgers, bagels and homemade soup, all freshly prepared using seasonal produce.…
Live Music in Dundee

Reading Rooms

Dundee's hippest venue is an arty, bohemian hang-out in a rundown former library that hosts some of Scotland's best indie club nights. Live gigs have ranged from island singer-songwriter Colin MacIntyre (aka Mull Hi…
Museum in Dundee

HMS Unicorn

Dundee's second floating tourist attraction – unlike the polished and much-restored RRS Discovery – retains the authentic atmosphere of a salty old sailing ship. Built in 1824, the 46-gun Unicorn is the oldest Briti…