Travel to Dundee
Dundee has long been synonymous with innovation and discovery and recently became the first UK city to be awarded UNESCO City of Design status. It is here, on the banks of the River Tay, that James Lindsay made the first ever wireless radio broadcast back in 1832. And if that's not enough tempt you to Tayside
, then let it be known that Dundee proudly lays claim to being Scotland's sunniest city.
If you're after cheap travel to Dundee, why not connect with fellow travellers on Liftshare and ride together by car. It'll save you a bus or train fare, leaving you with more pennies in your pocket to spend in the City of Discovery.
Explore the City of Discovery
Once a city of heavy industry, Dundee has re-invented itself as a leading hub for design and technology. RockStar Games, the creators of hit video game Grand Theft Auto, were formed here, and a host of other digital companies currently operate out of the city.
You'll also find plenty of interesting museums covering a range of subjects. Head along to Discovery Point
for a fascinating insight into life aboard the RSS Discovery, which embarked on several Antarctic expeditions.
Elsewhere, the V&A Museum of Design
showcases the very best of Scottish and international design, whilst the Dundee Contemporary Arts
centre features a selection of ever-changing exhibitions ranging from paintings to videos.
The city is also home to two top-flight football teams: Dundee and Dundee United. Rather uniquely, their respective stadiums are separated by roughly 200 yards – making them the closest senior football grounds in Britain. Visit Tannadice Street
to see it for yourself - it makes for some great photos!
Dining in Dundee
Dundee's Cultural Quarter in the heart of the city is home to a wide selection of bars and restaurants, such as the Encore bar and brasserie located within the Dundee Rep Theatre – perfect for a pre-theatre meal or a refreshing drink or two.
Other popular establishments include the atmospheric The Playwright restaurant, whilst Italian food lovers can't afford to give Papa Joe's
a miss – this joint has dished up pizzas and pastas since the 1930s.