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Living in Dundee (DD)

Experience the dynamic charm of Dundee, a city blending art, culture and stunning waterfront views. Embrace its vibrant creative scene, world-class universities and a welcoming community. Dundee offers an enriching and inspiring lifestyle.

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Why Dundee is a good place to live

Living in Dundee offers a unique and enriching experience. It has a rich history, a strong educational system and a vibrant cultural scene. Like any city, Dundee has its share of crime but it remains a generally safe place thanks to efforts made by local authorities. The city has a strong sense of community and residents often enjoy a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Dundee is a hub for education and innovation. It's home to the University of Dundee, a prestigious institution with a reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The city also houses Abertay University, which has a focus on technology and gaming. These universities contribute to the city's intellectual environment and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

What’s Dundee famous for?

Dundee is most famous for its association with the video game industry, as it's the birthplace of the popular game "Grand Theft Auto." The city's V&A Dundee is a striking waterfront museum that celebrates design and hosts a variety of exhibitions. The RSS Discovery is a notable attraction in Dundee, having been used by Captain Scott in his Antarctic expeditions.

Things to do in Dundee

There are plenty of fun things to do in Dundee. The city's waterfront development offers a picturesque setting for leisurely walks, cycling and enjoying scenic views of the River Tay.

Dundee also boasts a lively cultural scene with theatres, art galleries and music venues which host a range of performances and events throughout the year. The Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, with its exhibitions and cinema, is a popular destination for art enthusiasts.

For nature lovers, Dundee is situated near beautiful landscapes, including the Angus Glens and the Cairngorms National Park. They're hotspots for outdoor activities such as hiking and wildlife spotting.

Overall, living in Dundee comes with a world of educational opportunities, cultural experiences and access to natural beauty.

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Local pubs in Dundee

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  • Barrelman

    Dundee, Angus, DD1

    Stylish Gastropub in Dundee City Centre. Exciting food and delicious cocktails are on the menu for your visit. A rousing selection of Scottish small plates sit perfectly beside our wide range of craft beers, wine, gin, rum & tequila.

  • Counting House

    Dundee, Angus, DD1

    This pub was once a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland, having first opened as a bank in 1856.

  • Old Bank Bar

    Dundee, Angus, DD1

    Until the early 1980s, this popular, good-value bar was a branch of the Bank of Scotland.

  • Bush Bar

    Dundee, Angus, DD1

    The Bush Bar: Warm atmosphere, friendly staff, live music. Perfect for unwinding and socialising.

  • Market

    Dundee, Angus, DD1

    Dundee's premier bar, restaurant, music and live sport venue situated on the Seagate, right in the heart of Downtown Dundee. Home of excellent food, live football, open mic nights & so much more...

Transport in Dundee


Dundee is served by Dundee Railway Station, which is centrally located in the city centre.

It's well connected to the National Rail network and daily services run to Aberdeen (1 hr 13 mins), Edinburgh (1 hr 26 mins), Glasgow (2 hrs), Inverness (3 hrs 38 mins) and London (7 hrs 22 mins).


Dundee's comprehensive network of bus services are operated by XPlore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat & Williamson. They run throughout Dundee and neighbouring areas, connecting passengers to local shopping centres, schools, hospitals and the airport.


Dundee is well connected by road. The A90 dual carriageway passes through the city, providing access to Aberdeen in the north and Perth in the south.

The A92 coastal road also connects Dundee to neighbouring towns and cities.


Dundee is a coastal city and there is a ferry service available from the city's port.

The ferry operates between Dundee and Broughty Ferry, providing a scenic transport option across the River Tay.


Dundee Airport is located a couple of miles from the centre of Dundee and operates flights to London, Belfast and the Shetland Islands.

Edinburgh Airport is just over an hour away by car. It flies to over 150 destinations worldwide including the UK, Europe and the United States.

Transport connections

National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
National Rail
3.3 miles / 5.3 km
Broughty Ferry
National Rail
3.7 miles / 6.0 km
National Rail
5.1 miles / 8.2 km
National Rail
6 miles / 9.7 km
Leuchars (for St. Andrews)
National Rail
6.7 miles / 10.8 km

Schools in Dundee

Dundee offers an excellent selection of schools for primary and secondary-aged children.

For primary pupils, Forthill Primary School, Barnhill Primary School, St. Peter & Paul RC Primary School, Craigiebarns Primary School, Sidlaw View Primary School and Eastern Primary School are all highly rated.

At secondary stage, Grove Academy, Morgan Academy, Harris Academy, St John's RC High School and St Paul's RC Academy are the top five ranking schools in terms of performance.

For further education, the University of Dundee has been recognised as a 'global centre of excellence for Life Sciences & Medicine' in the QS World University Rankings.

Schools in Dundee

Our Lady's RC Primary School
Rosebank Primary School
Dens Road Primary School
Glebelands Primary School
Clepington Primary School
St Peter & Paul RC School