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Things to do in Dundee

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“Scotland's only design museum, opened in 2018. Spectacular position on Dundee's waterfront and houses exhibitions which rotate all the time. Generally free admission some exhibitions chargeable. Cafe and restaurant, lifts to all floors. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
History Museum
“Discover all about Captain Scott's voyages, then step on the Ship and see for yourself, the cabins and mahogany desk. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Zoo
“As far as zoos go this is very enjoyable. Monkeys, meerkats, wolves and bears and more are all represented here. Children's play area outwith the zoo, and lovely situation in country park. Can drive right to the entrance, ample parking. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Small interesting theatre with a great reputation for its range and quality of plays.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Showcasing dundee's local history this place is a nice place to visit if you want to get to know Dundee a bit better”
  • 28 locals recommend
Place to eat
“The DCA established in 1999, has a wonderful cafe and bar with great atmosphere, art exhibitions, cinema shop and art studios. Very relaxed vibe. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Dundee is renowned for being famous for “The 3 J’s” ... Jute, Jam and Journalism. Verdant works is a great little interactive museum telling the interesting story of the jute mills in the city. Jute is literally the fabric that the city is build upon and this museum is a perfect way to learn more about it. It’s also a great rainy day activity and it keeps the whole family entertained.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pool
“Leisure centre with water flumes, diving boards, leisure pool with waves and bubble beds, children's play pool with activities and swimming pool with lanes”
  • 9 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Cineworld's offering in Dundee showing a range of films for all ages. Located near Camperdown park, restaurants nearby include the Ashoka (Indian), McDonalds, KFC and the Weavers Mill (family restaurant) in the Premier Inn.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Historic building built in 1490. Has local history regarding the long ended whaling industry and local fishermen and their Antarctic missions. Museum open March through till October, giving panoramic views of Broughty Harbour and the sand. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Wonderful food nothing is too much trouble. Booking recommended and you will not be disappointed. Holds salsa nights and live music. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Nice for drinks, does like sharing platters for something to eat which is nice. Good location down the front, has an outside seating area also. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
“Great food, location and ceilidhs on Friday and Saturday evening with live music. Not meant to be taken seriously! Great laugh, all age groups. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Open all year round, this science based centre has something for everyone regardless of age with many of it interactive. The temporary exhibitions change regularly and there is also a 3-D cinema. There is a gift shop and café.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food in upstairs restaurant. Good drinks selection with a selection of cocktails at affordable prices. Quality breakfast selection.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Wonderful food nothing is too much trouble. Booking recommended and you will not be disappointed. Holds salsa nights and live music. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scottish Restaurant
“Great food, location and ceilidhs on Friday and Saturday evening with live music. Not meant to be taken seriously! Great laugh, all age groups. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good food in upstairs restaurant. Good drinks selection with a selection of cocktails at affordable prices. Quality breakfast selection.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Italian restaurant an institution! Ice cream a speciality, pizza, seafood, wine and soft drinks. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Based right on the Esplanade with lovely views from upper level. Parking right at door. High end, Michelin star and pricey. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Some really nice food and good service. Sometimes has our honey and other produce on the menu. Great view of the Tay”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“A cafe during the day with lovely little outdside area with an open fire. At night a really nice music venue and bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This bar is right on the waterfront with outdoor seating. Nice on a sunny afternoon. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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