Established in 1564, with the land granted to the burgh of Dundee by Mary Queen of Scots herself, the Howff is a burial ground which holds some of the most important tombs in Scotland.
Buried there are a number of notable locals and the city’s past Lord Provosts.
Unlike traditional Scottish cemeteries, this one hosts an unusually high number of Roman-style coffer tombs and inscriptions that discuss not the deceased but death itself.
The ancient nature of the burials means the Howff is now treated as a public area and it is a popular place for office workers to escape the noise of the city centre and enjoy a quiet lunchtime break on a sunny day.
Address: Meadowside, Dundee DD1 1LN