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About Dundee

Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and a fantastic base for touring, shopping, eating out, entertainment and visiting a varied mix of attractions.

Dundee - 'one city, many discoveries' - has transformed itself in recent years into a lively, cosmopolitan centre that's an increasingly popular choice as a short city-break destination or for a great family day out.

Once heavily industrialised, Dundee is now developing exciting commercial, cultural, artistic, and scientific dimensions to take it forward into the 21st century.

The city centre is a shoppers' paradise with the Murraygate, Wellgate and the magnificent glass-fronted Overgate shopping centre housing major department stores and retailers to suit all interests. Look out for City Quay, on the Dundee waterfront, where factory outlets aim to guarantee designer labels at low prices.

The city's burgeoning cultural quarter is home to highly regarded Dundee Rep Theatre and Dundee Contemporary Arts centre while elsewhere visitors can enjoy an impressive range of galleries and museums covering a wealth of subjects.

There’s also a feast of major events going on throughout the year including the annual Dundeee Jazz Festival in November, summer festival of street entertainment, and the city's Guitar and Mountain Film Festivals. Dundee's Food & Flower Festival, held in late August and September, is now the largest in Scotland.

Even before its Victorian heyday, Dundee was an important centre and the city proudly remembers its long sea-faring and industrial heritage with the textile heritage centre at Verdant Works, Europe's top industrial museum in 1999 while just across the city centre, on the bank of the River Tay, Captain Scott's famous Antarctic expedition ship RRS 'Discovery' is berthed at the award-winning Discovery Point Visitor Centre.  In early 2017 Dundee will welcome the opening of the new V & A Museum.

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