Tourism

Dundee is emerging as one of the most vibrant cities in the country and is the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design. It combines the best of contemporary culture, inspiring modern architecture and a rich historical heritage. A spectacular waterfront setting featuring a nature park, five star attractions, including RRS Discovery.

Dundee’s ongoing regeneration continues with the award winning £1billion transformation of the Dundee Waterfront, the 3rd largest regeneration project in the UK which spans 240 hectares of land stretching 8km along the River Tay. The Central Waterfront will be dominated by the award-winning V&A Museum of Design Dundee, the only design museum in the UK outside London opening the second half of 2018.

Dundee offers an ideal escape destination for Londoners, with a direct 1hr flight between the city airports. Edinburgh International airport is only an hour away and there are regular rail services connecting Dundee to the rest of the UK via the East Coast mainline.

For the leisure & business visitor, Dundee offers an eclectic mix of accommodation from hostels to contemporary hotels, bars and restaurants and unique venues to five star visitor attractions.

Dundee is an ideal short break and touring base for anyone looking to explore the region with access to golf at St Andrews and Carnoustie within 20 minutes and walking or ski-ing in the Angus Glens or Perthshire within 45 minutes.

The city is also working towards becoming a WorldHost Destination and currently over 1500 people working in the sector have benefitted from WorldHost training.

Leisure Tourism is currently worth £155m (looking to grow this to £185m by 2020) and the city is working in partnership with key agencies such as Scottish Enterprise, Visit Scotland and the tourism industry to deliver the Tourism Strategy (Download here). The Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau exists to promote Business Tourism which is currently worth £60m to Dundee.

Links

www.dundee.com

www.dundeewaterfront.com