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Tourist Attractions

The Museum of Abernethy The Museum of Abernethy was opened in May 2000 by Magnus Magnusson. In 2001 it was awarded four stars by the VisitScotland.

Bell's Blair Atholl Distillery Bell's Blair Atholl Distillery stands at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands in the picturesque town of Pitlochry. Open to visitors all year round. Telephone: 01796 482003 to confirm opening times.

Blair Castle Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire is the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and is set at the hear of a spectacular Highland estate of mountains, lochs and glens.

Broughty Castle Museum 15th Century coastal fort, featuring museum of local history and wildlife. Specialises in history of whaling and includes armoury and observation post with spectaculary views.

DCA Dundee's international centre for contemporary are

Dundee Rep Dundee's Theatre ... Scotland's Ensemble ... World Class Entertainment

The Famous Grouse Experience Scotland\'s oldest distillery Glenturret has a long and colourful history. Open all year round.

Glamis CastleGlamis is a fairytale Scottish castle that was the childhood home of HM Queen Elixabeth The Queen Mother and the legendary setting for Shakespeare\'s \'Macbeth\'. Open daily, March - December.

McManus Galleries Fine Victorian, Gothic building housing a fabulous collection of art, award-winning local history, archaeology and wildlife displays.

Mills Observatory Britain's only full time public observatory, featuring a Planetarium, Astronomy and Space Exploration displays and an interactive computer. Discover the wonders of the universe.

New Lanark Beautiful 18th Century cotton mill village. Award winning visitor centre and hotel.

Scone Palace Scone Palace near Perth is the ancient crowning place of the Kings of Scots and the original home of the Stone of Destiny. The Scone Parklands are also the home of Perth Racecourse.

Dundee Science Centre - Sensation The LIVE Science Centre, Dundee.

Stanley Mills
Enjoy the new hi-tech interactive visitor experience at the spectacular 18th-century water mill complex beside the River Tay.

Tourist Information Links

Angus Walks Find some fantastic walks in Angus.

Perthshire Walks Find some fantastic walks in Perthshire.

Fife and Stirling Walks Find some fantastic walks in Fife and Stirling.

Secret Scotland
Secret Scotland offers detailed self drive tour itineraries, accommodation guides and recommended visitor attractions.

VisitScotand Dundee and Angus Find out more about Dundee and Angus.

ASVA The Association of Scottish Tourist Attraction.

VisitScotland Scotland's National Tourist Board.

South Perthshire Tourist Association Where to stay and visit in South Perthshire.

ScotRail Kids Go Free ticket Great Days out with Scot Rail.

Holiday Reviews
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Tourism Partners

Scottish Routes Specialists in tailor-made and distinctive scheduled tours of Scotland - Explore Scotland Your Way

Claymore Tours Unique Small Group Tours of Scotland. For people who wish to enjoy the culture, history and scenery of Scotland at a leisurely pace with lots of stops for photos, wee walks or just taking the air. Their aim is to give you a truly memorable Scottish Experience.

Dundee Tours Scotia Heritage offers heritage walking tours of the fourth city of Scotland. Explore Dundee City and bring alive the characters and events that turned a royal burgh into the City of Discovery.

Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau
Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau, with support of partners within the City of Dundee and surrounding area of Angus, are committed to working with you to bid for, secure and host a national or international meeting or conference.

Great Scotland Enjoy the very best of a great country.

Scottish Transport Heritage Marketing Association Visit some of the most exciting transport heritage visitor attractions in Scotland.

Tayside Historical Tours Guided historical tours of Dundee which bring Dundee's colourful and occasionally bloody history to a wider audience.

Tayside Museums Association Discovery some of the best museums in Angus, Dundee and Perthshire.

Our Transport Heritage
Our Transport Heritage Programme commemorates Britain's rich and globally important legacy in the development of transport and presents it to a new and wider audience. The most significant of the many hundreds of locations covered by the Programme will be marked with a heritage plaque, known colloquially as a ‘Red Wheel', which will be erected on the site.

Scotland Heritage Tours
Staying in or around St Andrews? Want to experience some of Scotland's wonderful scenery, history and culture during your stay? Let us share our Scotland with you. - The premier online guide to Great Britain.

Scotland's Heritage Partners -The Scotland’s Heritage partnership represents over 500 attractions covering the length and breadth of the country and combined are a magnet for 6.5 million visitors every year.


Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa This four star contemporary hotel offers excellent facilities including 130 stylish bedrooms, a bar, two restaurants and a luxury spa with gym.

Best Western Invercarse Hotel Set in private wooded grounds overlooking the Tay, this former mansion house offers a stylish convenient base for Dundee and the surrounding area; it has all the benefits of a city centre hotel, being within 5 minutes of the city centre, but thanks to its private setting the city could be miles away.

Best Western Woodlands Hotel Nestling in mature landscaped grounds and central to all of Tayside's great attractions. The hotel features an indoor leisure club with large heated swimming poll and a full range of relaxing facilities.

Crieff Hydro Crieff Hydro Hotel, in Perthshire, is arguably the most comprehensive family and child friendly resort in Scotland. Centrally located in 900 acres of Perthshire countryside Crieff Hydro offers an unrivalled range of leisure pursuits for all ages.

Duntrune House Duntrune House offers superior bed and breakfast accommodation in a listed Scottish country house near Dundee in the historic county of Angus. A comfortable b&b to stay at if you are interested in heritage, genealogy, architecture or enjoy fishing, golf, hill or coastal scenery. Conveniently situated five miles north east of Dundee, City of Discovery, Duntrune House is only 20 minutes from Glamis Castle and within easy reach of many National Trust properties. Close by Duntrune are historic settlements like Tealing, Monikie and Murroes. If touring Scotland is your dream vacation then Duntrune House is an ideal base from which to plan your visit.

Forbes of Kingennie Luxury self catering accommodation in Angus, just outside Dundee. Forbes’ luxury lodges in Scotland are fully equipped to meet the needs of discerning visitors, whether on a short or long stay. In idyllic woodland lochside locations, the lodges have a balcony, patio area and barbecue space, and enjoy spectacular views over the rolling hills and landscapes of the beautiful Angus countryside.

Hoppo Backpackers Dundee Hostel For the best value accommodation in the city. This Hostel is a recent unique renovation of immense character which dates back to the 16th century. With many of the original features beautifully preserved, this is a fantastic place to stay as it has rooms for every type of visitor to Dundee.

Fairmont St Andrews Fairmont St Andrews sits proudly amidst the rugged, coastal landscape of the East cost of Scotland. A luxurious 5-star hotel with an array of dining options, a revitalising spa and two golf courses.

Kinloch House Hotel Kinloch House is a luxurious country house hotel with 18 bedrooms set in the rolling Perthshire countryside. Guests can relax in the swimming pool and spa facilities or stroll in the grounds before enjoyig renowned cuisine using top quality, fresh locally sources produce.

The Landmark, Dundee Multi Million Pound Investment Transforms the former Swallow Hotel Dundee into The Landmark. This is Dundee’s Newest and Most Exciting Hotel! With a Swimming Pool to Splash in, Fabulous Grounds to explore and Packages where Kids Eat Free, its ideal for Families.

Malmaison Dundee Malmaison Dundee
Situated in the old Mathers Hotel with views of the shimmering Tay, this is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous hotels in Dundee. This beautiful 120 year old Dundee hotel boasts carefully restored original features, including the original wrought-iron staircase and grand, domed ceiling.

Guests can indulge themselves in one of 91 richly decorated rooms and suites spanning 4 floors. The super stylish Brasserie serves fresh, locally sourced and inspired dishes. Or why not sit back and relax in the fashionable Malbar, serving up expertly mixed cocktails.

Located on Dundee's up-and-coming Waterfront along the River Tay, the Malmaison Dundee s just a two-minute walk from Dundee Station and within viewing distance of Discovery Point. A gorgeous building with a rich history and even brighter future, the Malmaison Dundee is the place to stay in the City of Discovery.

Murrayshall House Hotel & Golf Courses Murrayshall House sits in the magnificent grounds of its own peaceful estate close to Perth. The historic and stylish hotel offers 41 bedrooms, well-equipped meeting facilities and award-winning cuisine. With two golf courses, the Murrayshall and Lynedoch will challenge golfers of all standards.

Premier Inn Dundee East 115-117 Lawers Drive, Panmurefield Village, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3UP

Premier Inn Dundee North Camperdown Leisure Park, Dayton Drive, Kingsway, Dundee DD5 4HB

The Shaftesbury Hotel
The Shaftesbury is situated in the quiet west-end of Dundee. It is ideally located, close to the vibrant city centre, the university, Ninewells hospital, Dundee airport, Dundee Botanic Garden and the Riverside Technology Park.

Maritime Links and Attractions

Loch Katrine Steamship Sir Walter Scott A special experience for everyone to enjoy. Enjoy The Trossachs with a cruise on ‘Lady of the Lake’ or the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’. Cycle Hire for all the family, Shopping, and all-day dining in The Anchor’s Rest Bistro and Bar.
Cruises departing daily all year (except Christmas and New Year)

Maritime Britain Maritime Britain - your comprehensive online gateway to Britain's maritime past, present and future. Come and visit our website and explore the diversity of Britain's maritime heritage.

Tay Maritime Volunteer Service Local branch of the Maritime Volunteer Service - check out their boat trips at Boat Trips on the Tay

Maid of the Loch Loch Lomond's Paddle Steamer at Balloch Pier, admission free. Open 11am - 4pm every day from Easter to October. See also the Balloch Steam Slipway.

Scottish Maritime Museum Discover three unique maritime museums at Irvine, Dumbarton and Braehead.

The Tall Ship The Tall Ship at Glasgow Harbour is one of Glasgow's leading visitor attractions. Whether you are looking for an educational day out or a fun place to explore The Tall Ship has it all.

Waverley Excursions 'Waverley - Gateway to the Lochs & Islands of Scotland. Welcome Aboard the famous Waverley - the last sea going Paddle Steamer in the world. Enjoy a truly unique and magical day or evening cruise amidst spectacular scenery. Sailing from a pier near you. Visit our website for more info.

World of Boats 'World of Boats' is a collection of nigh on 400 boats and 300 plus models with supporting archive from across the world and spanning many centuries. At its core is the former Exeter Maritime Museum collection of Ethnic, European coastal, Day Sailing and other interesting craft of historic significance.

HMS Frigate Unicorn
HMS UNICORN, of 46 guns, was built as a sailing frigate for the Royal Navy and was launched in 1824. One of the six oldest ships in the world she is now preserved as a historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee, and is only a short walk from RSS Discovery! Step onboard this historic Warship and travel back in time to the days when Britannia ruled the waves.

Industrial Heritage

European Route of Industrial Heritage ERIH is the European Route of Industrial Heritage, a network of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. It is the common link between them all. From disused production plants to industrial landscape parks and inter-active technology museums. The backbone of the route consists of the so-called anchor points: the outstanding industrial monuments in the former heartlands of the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. But this is just the beginning. For ERIH intends to grow further - right to the borders of Europe.

New Lanark Beautiful 18th Centure cotton mill village. Award winning visitor centre and hotel

The Association of Independent Industrial Museums and Heritage Sites Scotland


The Blairgowrie Golf Club The Blairgowrie Golf Club offers two majestic heathland courses that capture the essence of the Scottish golfing experience. Open all year round.

Downfield Golf Club Downfield is recognised as one of the finest inland course in the United Kingdom. It has played host to many events over its long history but it was the great honour of being a Final Qualifying venue for the Open Championship at Carnoustie in 1999, that has put Downfield Golf Club rightly, near the top of the tree as a golfing destination. Downfield also hosted Final Open Qualifying in July 2007.

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Fishing at Forbes of Kingennie
Kingennie has trout fishing (rainbow, blue, gold, brown), with bait and fly-fishing on four well-stocked pools year-round. Catches vary according to the season and pool, from fighting trout of 1lb to 'old and cunning' fish of over 20lbs.

Golfing at Forbes of Kingennie
Kingennie golf course, opened in summer 2007, surrounds the Forbes of Kingennie Estate, and has been designed to be a challenge for all levels of golfer. Beautiful panoramic views of the Tay Estuary and St Andrews beyond give this

Education Links

The Scott Polar Research Institute The Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI). The Institute is a well-known and long-established centre for research into both polar regions. It is part of the University of Cambridge and is a sub-department of the Department of Geography.

Family History Links

Scottish Roots
Scottish Roots have been tracing family trees in Scotland for 25 years. A professional an expert service.
Scottish Roots, 16 Forth Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3LH (0131-4778214

Conference Partners Links

Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau Dundee & Angus Convention Bureau, with support of partners within the City of Dundee and surrounding area of Angus, are committed to working with you to bid for, secure and host a national or international meeting or conference.

ConventionScotland The Business Tourism Unit of VisitScotland.

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