Destination: Dundee & St Andrews

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Home of golf, Scotlands oldest university and Scotlands 4th largest city.

Dundee & St Andrews

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Introducing Dundee & St Andrews


Dundee, founded in the 12th century, grew due to a combination of weaving, whaling and ship building. The city already had many skilled in weaving, so when whale oils could be used to soften the jute, brought from India in the large fast ships constructed here, Dundee became the jute capital of the world. After the decline of these industries, Dundee diversified into confectionary and jam production and Scotland's 4th largest city continues to adapt well to economic ups and downs. The city also brought us the comics: Beano and Desperate Dan. Indeed a statue of Desperate Dan stands proud in the city square. Dundee has a number of great attractions, including the fascinating Verdant works which tells the story of the city's jute industry and the RRS Discovery – Captain Scott's Antarctic ship which was built here in 1901. The city has a lively arts scene and a blossoming cultural quarter where thought-provoking art and literature sit alongside cosmopolitan cinema and theatre. St Andrew's (which after 600 years without an apostraphe gained it's ' making St Andrews St Andrew's in April 2013) is an ancient university city with a rich history and famous throughout the world for its golf course.

Dundee & St Andrews

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Region: Scotland

Time to spend here: 1/2 day each

More Information: standrews or angusanddundee.co.uk

What's nearby? Dundee, St Andrew's

What transport do you recommend? Local buses serve the area but a day tour is probably the easiest way to see the area without a vehicle.

Did you know? St Andrew's was spelt without an apostrophe until 2013 when after centuries without it was finally added. This is because when the town was originally named apostrophe's did not exist!

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Discovery Point

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At Discovery Point climb aboard Captain Scott's ship RRS Discovery where you'll follow in the footsteps of Scott and his crew, see how they lived and witness their hardships and triumphs in one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Verdant Works

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Verdant Works weaves the tale of jute with the life and work of old Dundee, from the incredible rise of the industry to its subsequent decline. Interactive displays and multi-media presentations take you back more than 100 years when jute was king and Dundee was in its realm.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Frigate Unicorn

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Launched in 1824, HM Frigate Unicorn was a fast and powerful warship, built in the period between the traditional wooden ship and the iron steamships, and remains one of the six oldest ships in the world.
Time to spend here: 1 hour   More information

Dundee Science Centre

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The Dundee Scien Centre is the only science centre in the UK based on the 5 senses. Science is brought to life in many child friendly and imaginative ways.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

Glamis Castle

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Glamis Castle (12 miles north of Dundee) is a stunning and beautiful Scottish castle famed for being the childhood home of the late Queen Mother and the setting for Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

The Old Course, St Andrews

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The small town of St Andrew's (a short train ride south from Dundee) is probably most famous throughout the world as being the 'Home of Golf'. The famous 'Old Course' can be played on – that is when it's not hosting a major Golf championship.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

British Golf Museum

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A visit to the brand new, award-winning British Golf Museum is not to be missed for any golf enthusiast! Situated just near the Old Course, the museum hosts some fascinating exhibitions, hands-on activities and stunning multimedia displays, which bring to life over 500 years of golfing history.
Time to spend here: 3 hours   More information

St Andrews Medieval Centre

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The medieval centre of St Andrews has many narrow alleys and cobbled streets, one of which leads to the now ruined St Andrews Cathedral, which was once the largest in Scotland. Next to it, the Church of St Regulus, has a spiral staircase which you can climb to the top of an 108-foot tower offering stunning views of the town and its surroundings.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

St Andrews University

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Founded in 1412, St Andrews University is the oldest in Scotland and still one of the top universities in Britain, often compared with Oxford and Cambridge. It's had a number of famous graduates including Prince William.
Time to spend here: 2 hours   More information

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