Dundee has one of the most spectacular settings of any Scottish city.It is located on the north bank of the Firth of Tay with the Sidlaw Hills behind, the Fife shore to the south, and the North Sea to the east. Facing south across the wide, silvery Firth of Tay, it’s also one of Scotland’s sunniest cities. From the summit of Dundee Law, the extinct volcano that dominates its northern skyline, you can look inland to the Cairngorms, south over the hills of Fife, far out over the North Sea, or westward up the Tay as far as Perth.
A city of reinvention
This is a city that has reinvented itself more than a few times. And as you’ll see when you arrive by road or rail via its iconic bridges (two of the longest in Britain), it’s busy reinventing itself yet again. Until 2018 (at the earliest), the city’s entire waterfront will be a hive of construction activity aimed at creating a setting for a new jewel in Dundee’s cultural crown – the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.