Hotels in Dundee

Jute, jam and journalism may have put Dundee on the map, but there’s plenty more to the city than its three J’s. With over 800 years of history, excellent museums, and a lively nightlife, there’s always something going on in Dundee.

First, let’s talk about the nightlife. With two universities and a huge student population (1 in 7 residents), it’s no surprise that Dundee has a reputation as a great place for a night out. The West End of the city is great for a pub crawl, while the city centre is known for its big nightclubs: the most famous of which is Fat Sams. The Nethergate is where most of the students congregate, while a burgeoning gay scene can be found around the Seagate.

It’s not all about clubbing and pubbing, either. Culture vultures will find plenty to keep themselves entertained of an evening. Caird Hall, the Dundee Rep Theatre, and the Dundee Contemporary Arts centre offer a range of interesting performances throughout the year. Arthouse cinema, modern dance, or opera: whatever you’re into, you’ll find it in Dundee.

The centre of Dundee is compact and easy to get around on foot, with most hotels sitting a stone’s throw from the two shopping malls, the Overgate and the Wellgate. The two malls bookend Murraygate, Dundee’s main shopping street, and all of Britain’s best loved high street brands can be found on this stretch. There’s no shortage of bars, restaurants and coffee shops where you can relax after a tough day hitting the sales.

Out of all Scotland’s cities, Dundee arguably has the best location. It sits on the north bank of the River Tay, boasting more hours of sunshine than any other city in Scotland. From Dundee, you can get to most places in Scotland within ninety minutes: making it the perfect base for getting out and exploring.

One place you must visit is the nearby town of Broughty Ferry. Known locally as “the jewel in Dundee’s crown”, Broughty Ferry is one of the best seaside destinations in Scotland. The beach is constantly winning awards for cleanliness. If it’s raining you can visit the maritime museum in the 15th Century castle, or browse the independent shops in the traditional town centre. Another worthwhile daytrip is the nearby town of Kirriemuir, birthplace of playwright JM Barrie and rock musician Bon Scott.

Scotland is famous for its golf, and you’ll find no shortage of places to spoil a good walk in the countryside surrounding Dundee. There are 32 golf courses in the Angus & Dundee region, including Carnoustie: one of the most difficult courses in the UK.

If you’re planning a break in Dundee but don’t know where to stay, never fear. Skyscanner makes it easy to compare all of the best hotels in and around Dundee. Just enter your dates, tell us what kind of stay you’re planning, and we’ll show you which hotels tick the right boxes. Find the best price for your dates, and get ready to discover Dundee.  


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