Flights to Dundee
Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and it’s situated in the east of the country on the banks of the Firth of Tay. The historic city offers a selection of landmarks, history and culture and is marketed as the City of Discovery.
Flights to Dundee Airport (airport code: DND) usually have 2 connections when coming from South Africa as it is a small domestic airport. You can get a flight to Dundee with BMI, British Airways, or Virgin Atlantic and they all have the same route going through London and Belfast. If you book with South African Airways, you’ll make your transfers in Frankfurt and then in Birmingham. The duration of a flight to Dundee ranges from 20 to 25 hours, depending on the airline.
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The Tourist Attractions of Dundee:
One of Dundee’s most popular tourist attractions is Discovery Point. Discovery Point is a collection of attractions centred around the ship RRS Discovery. This ship was the last wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain, and it was built right here in Dundee. The ship is also famous because it was used in the Antarctica expeditions.
The ship went on three main voyages and the museum at Discovery Point has exhibits relating to these including personal items, scientific information and more.
As a city, Dundee is hundreds of years old so there are buildings and streets within the city where you can experience some of Dundee’s history. Gardyne’s Land is one of these places. It’s a collection of five historical and unique buildings that include Dundee’s oldest house, the Merchant’s House. This was built by John Gardyne around 1560. The houses here have all been restored and if you want to stay somewhere unique within Dundee you can stay here at the backpacker’s hostel that was created when the buildings were restored.
Broughty Castle is another display of Dundee’s history. This small castle sits on the banks of the River Tay in a suburb of the city known as Broughty Ferry. The castle was constructed in 1496 and now houses an interesting museum plus it provides great views over the river.
Broughty Castle is just one of the museums in Dundee. There are several others where visitors can discover science, arts and more and include Dundee Contemporary Arts where there are two contemporary art galleries and an art-house cinema. McManus Galleries offers a very different art experience as the museum and art gallery is set within a gothic revival style building and includes fine and decorative arts.
Sensation Science Centre is an interesting hands-on science centre that focuses on the five senses, and if you enjoy sciences you might also like to visit the Mills Observatory, a public observatory with small planetarium and shop.
When Should You Visit?:
Considering its northern latitude the climate in Dundee is really quite mild. July and August are the warmest months when the average high is 20C. Rainfall is fairly consistent across the year though August is on average the wettest month and February the driest. Winters are mild to cool with an average high of 7C in January.