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Dundee is surrounded by beauty, as it spreads north along the Firth of Tay, plus it’s known for being friendly, and for having some excellent museums. If you’re here to see the sights then of course the best places to stay in Dundee can be found in the centre of town, but if you’re using Dundee as a base for the Highlands then you’ll find some of the best places to stay in Dundee on the outskirts of town.
London’s V&A Museum is in the process of opening a branch here, on the waterfront around Discovery Point, which is also home to Captain Scott’s famous polar exploration ship, the RRS Discovery, now a museum. Discovery Point is also where you’ll find the tourist centre.
Dundee’s other famous museum the the Verdant Works, an impressive industrial museum based around Dundee’s jute industry - it sounds random but it’s brilliant.
Dundee also has a truly ancient cemetery at its heart, an extinct volcano with a war memorial on the summit, Britain’s longest rail bridge - and the remains of the first one, which you can see reclining in the Tay, two professional football clubs with their home grounds right next to each other, a castle and a wonderful public observatory with a papier-mâché dome.
You’re also close to St. Andrews, the ancient university town probably better know for its Royal and Ancient Golf Club and Course, and some seriously dramatic terrain in the Glens and the Highlands.
Our pick of the best places to stay range from a chic city centre pad to a refined B&B on the outskirts of town.
The Best Places to Stay in Dundee to Escape
- Balmuirfield House is a five bedroom B&B on Dundee’s outskirts, with a luxurious feel and delicious Scottish breakfasts. Perfect for romantics, and golf lovers.
The Best Places to Stay in Dundee for Great Value
- Malmaison Dundee’s bar and restaurants, as with the rest of the Malmaison chain, is full of bright young things, plus the rooms are comfy with luxurious feeling bathrooms.
Best Hotels in Dundee
Balmuirfield House 4 rooms from $111Dundee
Victorian villa turned B&B on the outskirts of Dundee. Five bedrooms feature antique furniture and are adorned with sumptuous fabrics for a luxurious finish. Delicious Scottish breakfasts are served around a communal dining table. Great for a romantic break & ideal for golf lovers.Sights nearby - Visit Discovery Point in Dundee and Glamis Castle is just up the roadFour poster beds - Two rooms feature four posters
The Newport Hotel 4 rooms from $130Dundee
It's worth visiting this chic little restaurant with rooms on the banks of the Firth of Tay just for the food. The fabulous sunset views over the Tay Bridge are a free bonus - and the bedrooms are delightful.Sights nearby - Visit Captain Scott's ship Discovery across the river in Dundee.Views - Great views from hotel