V&A Dundee visitor guide: Once you’ve seen Kengo Kuma’s masterpiece, here’s where to go next

If the new V&A Dundee is the reason for your first trip to our city, why not hang around?

With so much on offer, you’ll kick yourself for not visiting sooner.


While the V&A raises Dundee’s cultural status to new levels, there has always been a thriving cultural focus in the city.


Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA).

If you want a second helping of the arts, then make sure you head straight over to the DCA.

It has everything to feed your cultural cravings — art galleries, cinemas, workshops and a fantastic bar and restaurant downstairs.

McManus Gallery

The McManus.

The art and history offerings of the city don’t stop there. Your next stop should be the magnificent McManus Gallery in the city centre.

The Rep Theatre

If you fancy seeing the latest in innovative dance, theatre and performance, then there is no place better than our very own theatre.

With regular performances on throughout the year and a great bar and restaurant, you can never go wrong with a trip to the Rep.

Sites and attractions

Our “bonnie wee city” has lots of great sights and attractions to keep you busy. Whether you’re looking for breathtaking views from The Law

…or you want to learn more of the city’s world-famous history

You’ll never stop discovering new things in Dundee.


A chicken and salmon dish at Forgans, Broughty Ferry.

Feeling a bit peckish? We have cuisines from all over the world ready for you to get your teeth into.

You can enjoy get a real taste of Dundee in restaurants with locally sourced ingredients. Or authentic dishes inspired from further afield.

We have it all covered in our dedicated Eat section.

Vegan chickpea curry


The best way to soak up the atmosphere in Dundee and meet the locals is to sit down and have a drink with them.

There are endless options for drinks from historic pubs, to swanky new cocktail bars and in the summer time, the fab beer gardens.

Browse some of your best options in the Drink section of our site.


Foxlake Dundee

You might want to come to Dundee and be a part of the action yourself. Well there are plenty of thrilling ways you can get involved.

Dundee has a whole range of fun activities for everyone. Our City Quay is home to a fantastic new aqua park. The city centre is perfect for some retail therapy and big brand shopping. While Camperdown country park has the perfect natural setting for quieter pursuits.

You can do it all in Dundee, and we have your best guide here.


The Apex Hotel.

If you do decide to spend some time in Dundee, we have a whole range of comfortable hotels for you to stay at. From popular, budget hotels to luxury accommodation and other adventurous options, you can make spending the night here part of the fun.

Here are some of our top recommendations whatever your budget.

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Hamzah Hussain