Top 5 things to do in Dundee

Top 5 things to do in Dundee

Top 5 things to do in Dundee & Angus

The Tay Bridge Dundee


Easy to get to by road, and therefore with a campervan of course, this region on the East coast of Scotland has a lot to offer. Not only does Dundee & Angus offer the perfect mix of a city break and beach holiday there are a tonne of great attractions and activities to keep you occupied.

1. Mills Observatory

Visiting this observatory provides a truly unique experience since it constitutes the only full time observatory open to the public in the whole of Britain. To the delight of wannabe astronomers, you can view planets and stars through a state of the art telescope.

The Mills Observatory offers a learning experience too, with displays about space and staff ready to answer any question you might have. The planetarium shows in October and Match are not to be missed.

2. Mountains Animal Sanctuary

Neigh! Visit a few horses, ponies and donkeys at this animal sanctuary set amongst stunning views in Forfar. Well not just a few, since the sanctuary offers the largest re-homing and adoption service for horses in Scotland. You can take a picnic along for your great day out and even organise a tour of the Equine Rescue Centre.

3. HM Friget Unicorn

This 175 year old wooden war ship is certainly worth a visit as it’s the only one of its kind in Scotland. Not only that, the historic ship built for the navy in 1824 is one of the six oldest ships in the world. Visitors are offered four floors to take a look at and info on the local navy, what life was like for those actually at sea and ‘the Golden Age of Sail’.

4. Monikie Country Park

Not only does the park have a vast area of woodland and parkland to explore, but it also boasts 50 acres of water for the adventurous type. With equipment to hire and changing rooms the park is the perfect location for kayaking, windsurfing and sailing dingies.

Here’s one for the nerds, there’s also a bird sanctuary where you might just be able to spot a tawny owl or woodpecker. Heaps of fun is to be had between April and October on the high ropes course up in the trees.

5. Jute Museum @ Verdant Works

Step into the past and experience what life was like in 19th century Scotland for the thousands of Scottish textile workers, women and children included, at Dundee’s jute mill. With restored machinery, computer displays and a film show, this interactive exhibition is both entertaining and educational.

So, there you have it, five things to do for the whole of the family in Dundee & Angus. And believe me there is much more for you to explore.