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Things to do in Dundee City Council

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
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
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
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
Art Gallery
“Contemporary Art Gallery and two screen Film Theatre showing small independent films and all the blockbusters, too”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“You get very little for free these days but a view over Dundee and River Tay you can have.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“Highest point in Dundee, about a mile away from the flat (can also drive to the top) ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This is the ‘secret bar’ in Dundee. It’s designed to be like an old-fashioned speakeasy so it’s deliberately difficult to find (!) but something different once you are inside! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“The oldest frigate in the world. Do at the same time as visiting the RSS Discovery.”
  • 4 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

Top restaurants

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
“Nice to go for drinks/ cocktails. Also does food (really good for brunch!) and is in the city centre so plenty around it for afterwards. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“The sister restaurant of the Tayberry and part owned by that fantastic chef. We ate there when Adam started his career and it was amazing then. It can only have gotten better.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Lovely tapas and wine bar, about a mile from the flat or about £5 in a taxi. You would need to book at weekends though. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Famous dundee pub. oozing times gone by. great for pre and after theatre. mixed ages, students, actors. bar food”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Charming little cafe that caters for allergies and vegan. Very popular so its not always possible to get a seat. Not open on Sundays.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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