Coach Travel to Dundee
Dundee: top 3 things to do
1. Step aboard the RRS Discovery
Captain Robert Falcon Scott set sail on the Royal Research Ship Discovery back in 1901, returning home from an epic Antarctic voyage three years later. Now docked at Discovery Point on Dundee’s waterfront, the ship makes a fascinating place to visit any time of the year.
2. Go back in time at Verdant Works
There’s a real sense of atmosphere at Verdant Works, which is so much more than a museum. A refurbished former mill, it tells the story of Dundee’s textile heritage, and specifically the production of jute. You’ll never look at your eco-friendly Bag for Life in the same way again.
3. Show off your skills at the Factory Skatepark
Looking for something a bit different? Head to the Factory Skatepark on Balunie Drive and you can skate, BMX or stunt-scooter your way around this vast indoor skate complex. If you’re here with a group you can even hire the entire skatepark for yourself on a Saturday or Sunday night.
Dundee: getting around
Taking the coach to Dundee couldn’t be easier with megabus. Your bus will drop you in a central location and you’ll have things like free WiFi onboard and a 20kg luggage allowance included. Read our onboard facilities page to find out more about these.
Once you’re there, you can explore Dundee under your own steam. Most of the big attractions are easy to reach on foot, and walking is the best way to get to know the city. You’ll find cobbled lanes and hidden streets ripe for exploring. Start at City Square and you can’t go far wrong – ask someone to point you in the direction of the Desperate Dan statue if you lose your bearings.
And Dundee railway station is down by the waterfront, with good links to further-out destinations.
Dundee: best for shopping
Take a coach to Dundee and you’ll soon see High street shops are in no short supply here. Start at the High Street – the clue is in the name – and pay a visit to Overgate Shopping Centre if you’re here for household names. Topshop, Primark and Debenhams are just some of the places to flex your spending muscles.
A little further out, Perth Road runs alongside the University of Dundee and is peppered with smaller shops full of one-off finds. The same goes for the circle of roads created by Exchange Street, Dock Street and Lower Commercial Street, which is also known as Downtown Dundee.
Dundee for free: our top 3
1. Spend a day at Dundee Contemporary Arts
This five-storey building packs in art exhibitions, creative workshops and a working print studio, and entrance is free. Plus, DCA turns into an all-round entertainment venue in the evenings thanks to a first-rate bar and world cinema. It’s open every day from 10am in the city centre.
2. Climb up the Dundee Law
For panoramic city views, climb to the top of the Dundee Law. The city’s most famous landmark is actually the summit of an extinct volcano, which is now home to an observation tower. It’s well worth the hill-climb to get there – the view from the top is amazing.
3. Visit the McManus museum
Dundee’s art gallery and museum is the place to learn all about the history of this Scottish city. It’s free to get in, open every day of the week, and there are eight galleries to explore. Start with Landscapes and Lives, which takes you 400 million years back, then work your way up to the 20th Century Gallery.
Use the megabus journey planner at the top of this page to book cheap coach tickets to Dundee today.