Dundee city life
Dundee is a waterfront city and a great place to live or simply visit, as you can explore numerous attractions and also enjoy a lively night life and plenty of outdoor activities.
Main landmarks in Dundee are:
- The Law – a hill in the north, having a Law War Memorial, commemorating the fallen of World War I
- St. Mary's Tower – the city’s oldest building
- The Victoria Dock – where you can see the frigate HMS Unicorn and the North Carr Lightship
- Mains Castle
- Claypotts Castle
- The Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Sensation Science Centre
- Mills Observatory – Britain’s only full-time public observatory
If you feel like seeing a theatre or dance performance, check out the Dundee Repertory Theatre, also the base for the Scottish Dance Theatre company.
Shopping addicts can wander through various and large shopping centres in the city.
In terms of sports, you can enjoy sport events of the local football, ice hockey, rugby and handball clubs.
You can have fun and relax in one of the many nightclubs and bars and taste some of the authentic Scottish dishes at the local restaurants.
Any time you feel like seeing more of the beautiful British country, you can go to Edinburgh, one hour and a half away by bus/train, or Glasgow, around two hours away.
International atmosphere in Dundee
Dundee counts a large number of university students, including international students, most of them coming from Ireland, EU countries and even Nigeria.
Residents in Dundee that are born overseas includes Italians, Asians (one of the largest Asian communities in Scotland) and African/ Caribbean people.
Typical weather for Dundee, as for all the east coast part of Scotland is a general mean temperature and frequent rainfalls. Springtime is the rainiest period and late summer is the least rainy. The average high temperatures in winter are 6 – 7C (43 F) and the low temperature still remains above freezing. Summers are not particularly warm, as the highest temperatures record around 18 – 19 C (66 F).