Destination: Dundee & St Andrews
Home of golf, Scotlands oldest university and Scotlands 4th largest city.
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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.
Want to visit Dundee & St Andrews?
Time to spend here: 1/2 day each
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!