Budget hotels in Dundee
In the center of Dundee you've got fascinating attractions, a myriad of museums, and so many shops you'll literally be ready to drop when you're done. You've also set eyes on grand Regency buildings at every turn and the very pretty River Tay, whose waters gently ripple along and make the perfect backdrop to the city. Surrounding all this is the glorious Scottish countryside: think rolling green hills, Highland glens, rugged coast and gentle lowlands, and you'll soon get the picture, and why Dundee's long been such a popular getaway.
Things to see
One thing sure to bring a smile to your face as you wander around Dundee's pretty City Square is the bronze statue of Desperate Dan. The Dandy comic, of which Dan's the main star, was published in Dundee from the 1930s, and this statue of its lantern-jawed hero has become an iconic site in the city. You'll also find the grand-looking Caird Hall here with its 10 large and looming columns and splendid architecture. The building itself is Grade A listed and inside its huge doors you'll find a busy and bustling space where shows, gigs, and exhibitions take up home. Captain Scott and his crew's dangerous expedition to Antarctica is brought to life at Discover Point and you can marvel at his ship the RSS Discovery as well as get involved with hands-on exhibitions. Culture vultures won't want to miss a trip to Dundee's Contemporary Arts Centre which is home to two galleries showcasing ever-changing exhibitions. You can also catch a movie here at its 2-screen cinema or simply sit back, relax, and sip on a skinny latte in the café.
Cheap Hotels in Dundee
Dundee's not short on hotels, and you'll find everything in the city from sprawling country house mansions on the outskirts to luxury riverside hotel complexes with indoor pools and spa services in the center of town. There are plenty of cheap hotels in Dundee too, with a number of big budget chains having a presence here as well as serviced apartments with WiFi and well equipped-kitchen which can help save on eating out costs.
Where to stay
Dundee's city center is fairy compact, and you'll find plenty of cheap Dundee hotels here. The city center makes for a very convenient base to explore the main sites, with City Square, the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, and the River Tay all close together. If you do stay in the center, you may well be treated to river views from your hotel room too. For a slightly different experience, the seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry is just a few moments from the center and has sweeping sand beaches ideal for summer breaks.
How to get to
Dundee Airport has regular flights to London City Airport, but for international arrivals Aberdeen and Edinburgh will most likely be the point of entry, both of which are around 70 miles from Dundee. When it comes to rail services, Dundee Tay Bridge Station is well connected with locations all over mainland UK, and the longest rail journey in Britain, which starts in Penzance, passes through the city. There are direct links with the likes of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, London, York, Newcastle, and Bristol, as well as a sleeper service between London Euston and Aberdeen which arrives at 5.30am in Dundee.