Located on the Tay waterfront, this vibrant city not only boasts of being Scotland's sunniest spot but is also brimming with historically important landmarks, beautiful scenes of nature and a bursting calendar of events to suit even the busiest socialites. Famous for its contributions to science and for producing children's comics like The Dandy and The Beano, Scotland's fourth largest city continues to fascinate travellers with its forward thinking setting.
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Situated on Scotland's coastline, a trip to Dundee is sure to bring you closer to nature, offering a number of prime sites for witnessing the untouched wonders of wildlife in the flesh. Glen Isla and Glen Clova offer miles of well-maintained coastlines and plenty of opportunity to catch wildlife in its natural environment. With its dramatic landscape Glen Clova, home to a National Nature Reserve, is an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts and offers falconry displays on a regular basis. The glen is also the site of the Cairngorms National Park – the largest of its kind in the UK and home to 25% of Britain's threatened species.
The area is also renowned for its breath-taking architecture and is rich in buildings dating from the 18 – 20th centuries. A multitude of trails are available to keen hikers, offering free entertainment and eye catching landscapes to anyone looking to get a breath of fresh of air and immerse themselves in the region's history. In nearby Angus you can almost guarantee that the main towns will have some kind of heritage trail attached to them, ranging from the well-preserved abbey ruins found on the Arbroath trail to the cobbled streets and quaint surroundings of the Forfar Town trail.
Offering over 60 hands on exhibits that visitors of all ages can enjoy, the city's Science Museum provides workshops, lectures and live demonstrations that will take you on a thrilling ride from apes to outer reaches of our solar system. Also in keeping with the city's progressive attitude is Discovery Point. A tribute to Antarctic explorer Robert Scott, the area is named after the expedition of the ship of the same name that carried Scott on his first successful journey to the Antarctic. The award-winning museum includes the port holding the RSS Discovery herself, as well as containing personal items from those who have sailed on her, including Captain Scott's rifle and pipe.
Don't miss out on Dundee's delicious food either. In particular, the city is famous for its wide variety of local produce, including marmalade, Dundee cake – a Scottish fruit cake – and Kirriemuir gingerbread. If you'd rather sample the delicious food on offer in restaurants then check out the numerous eateries in the city centre. A number of restaurants serve local produce as part of their standard menu, in particular favouring Arbroath smokies. For an all-round culinary experience, check out the 19th century Victorian Kitchen at Glamis Castle or sample some of the award-winning chocolates on offer at the 88 Degrees deli.
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