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Dundee is located in the northeastern part of Scotland and is the fourth biggest Scottish city. It lies on the bank of Firth of Tay estuary that flows into the North Sea, and the city is over eight centuries old. Dundee has a large number of student population and the citizens of Dundee are very friendly to the visitors. Dundee has several castles worth to be seen, most of them dating from the modern times. Dundee`s oldest building is the St. Mary`s Tower dating back from the 15th century. Another fairly new landmark worth visiting is the over forty meters high Tower Building of University of Dundee, dating from a few decades ago.
Dundee has an oceanic climate, which means mild winters, relatively chilly summers and heavy rainfall in autumn. July and August are the warmest months of the year with average temperatures of 19 C. December and January are the coldest months with average temperatures around 1 C.
Dundee has a good nightlife, as well as many nice restaurants and pubs clustered in the city center. The West End part of Dundee is also famous for its pubs lining up the streets, including traditional, themed and independent bars. When it comes to shopping, Dundee has two major shopping malls called Wellgate and Overgate, both located on either end of Dundee`s city center.
There are many interesting things to visit and see in Dundee. McManus Galleries is a nice place to visit where you will find an art gallery containing different pieces of decorative art and a museum. Dundee Science Center is a spot for those interested in seeing robotics, and Mills Observatory is another good place for those interested in astronomy. Broughty Castle is a coastal fort dating back from the 15th century which also includes a museum. Verdant Works is a jute museum well worth visiting. Captain Scott`s Discovery Point ship is displayed at the quayside and is a major attraction. Frigate Unicorn is a sailing frigate dating from the 19th century and is one of the oldest ships on the planet. This is Scotland`s completely preserved ship from the golden years of sailing. Those interested in something different should visit the Dundee Law. It is an extinct volcano dating from ancient times with a war memorial center on its top. It offers some amazing views on the city. Nature lovers should visit Camperdown Wildlife Park, which houses different kinds of animals such as lemurs, bears, otters, maras and many exotic bird species.
Dundee also has two professional football clubs – Dundee FC and Dundee United, so visit a game if you are a football fan. Caird Hall is the place of many concerts throughout the year. Seeing Royal Scottish National Orchestra perform in Caird Hall is a very nice experience. Dundee also offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, golfing or hiking in the Scottish Highlands. From Dundee you can also go on an excursion to the student town of St. Andrews. There you will find the Scottish oldest university and the ruling body of Golf called ‘Royal and Ancient’. St. Andrews is just a short bus or car drive away from Dundee.
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