Places to go and see in Dundee

Looking for somewhere to visit in the UK. We have highlighted the most popular locations in the UK below. There are also a selection of Farm house bed and breakfast and other farm based accommodations for you to choose from.

Mains Castle

Mains Castle
Mains Castle

Mains Castle is a 16th century castle in Dundee, Scotland. The castle consists of several buildings surrounding a courtyard, although several of the original western buildings no longer exist. The northern and eastern buildings are where the family would have lived with the servants occupying the southern quarters. The castle also has a large six floor square tower house with dressed corner stones which is typical of 16th century construction.

Discovery Point

Discovery Point
Discovery Point

This is the story of Discovery from her beginnings in Dundee and Captain Scott's remarkable Antarctic expedition, through her long ocean-going career until her final journey home. Find out about life on board and the essential design features that allowed her to survive the extreme polar conditions. Explore Discovery for yourself with an area-by-area tour of the ship.

HM Frigate Unicorn

HM Frigate Unicorn
HM Frigate Unicorn

His Majesty’s Frigate UNICORN, of 46 guns, was built for the Royal Navy in Chatham dockyard, and she was launched in 1824. The classic sailing frigate was a fast and powerful warship, and was one of the most successful and charismatic ship designs of the age. UNICORN is a unique survivor from the brief transitional period between the traditional wooden sailing ship and the revolutionary iron steamship, and is now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.

Broughty Castle

Broughty Castle
Broughty Castle

Originally built in the late 15th century, Broughty Castle was adapted through the centuries to meet the nation’s changing defence needs. The castle has stunning views over the Tay. Good views of Monifieth Bay, important for wintering wildfowl. The firth holds the United Kingdom's largest number of eider duck. Dolphins can occasionally be seen at the firth.

Sensation Dundee

Sensation Dundee
Sensation Dundee

Discover the wonders of science through your senses with over 80 hands-on interactive exhibits. Whether you are a child or just a child at heart, Sensation has something for everyone. With friendly explainer staff on hand to help you get the most from the centre, Sensation is a real experience for the whole family. See our live science shows including the amazing Science-On-the-Spot demonstrations, which show how everyday household ingredients can be used to amazing effect.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Camperdown Wildlife Centre
Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Camperdown Wildlife Centre is very proud to announce that it will be continuing to help the environment by linking all of its water usage to an alternative sustainable source. To do this, it will be linking into one of two boreholes which have been drilled deep into the ground in a hidden area of Camperdown Park. This means that the Wildlife Centre and other areas of Camperdown Park will be self-sufficient in water, allowing piped mains water to be left alone for domestic use in other areas of Dundee.

Scottish Deer Centre

Scottish Deer Centre
Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre are proud to announce our new addition to the park and one of Scotlands rarest birds. Over 140 deer - nine species from around the world.

Dundee University Botanic Gardens

Dundee University Botanic Gardens
Dundee University Botanic Gardens

Visit the University of Dundee Botanic Garden and enjoy its wide range of plants, with fine collections of conifers and broad-leaved trees and shrubs, tropical and temperate glasshouses, water garden and herb garden. Located in 9.5 hectares of south facing, gently sloping land near the banks of the River Tay, the Garden features many species of indigenous British plants as well as representative collections of important plants from all the continents of the world.

The McManus Art Gallery and Museum

The McManus Art Gallery and Museum
The McManus Art Gallery and Museum

Housed in a splendid Gothic Revival-style building and displaying Dundee's main collection, the museum is managed and operated by Dundee City Council's Leisure and Communities Department. The building has undergone an exciting and extensive refurbishment programme, funded by Dundee City Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund, the European Union and Historic Scotland, with additional contributions from The McManus Fundraising Appeal.

Caird Hall

Caird Hall
Caird Hall

This unique Concert/Conference venue is situated in the heart of the City of Dundee. Positioned boldly overlooking the pedestrianised City Square a full range of opera, ballet, comedy, choral, classical, pop/rock and traditional concerts are programmed throughout the year. Behind the Doric columns is a versatile venue which has been tastefully refurbished to provide a variety of facilities to all visitors. We look forward to welcoming you to the Caird Hall.