Dundee & Angus

Where is it: 

The city of Dundee and the countryside of Angus are found between Fife and Aberdeenshire on the east coast of Scotland. 

Dundee & Angus

Why visit: 

There are all sorts of gems to discover in this part of Scotland, from a wide range of museums to historic sites such as Glamis Castle, the scene of Macbeth, ancient Arbroath Abbey, and the Angus Glens, the gateway into the Cairngorms. 

Top things for families: 

You can visit the birthplace of J M Barrie, who wrote Peter Pan or explore the V&A Museum, Scotland’s first-ever design museum which has special workshops for kids.

There’s plenty of walks to enjoy, and foodie adventures, some of the best produce in Scotland comes from Angus. Not to mention the Arbroath Smokies (maybe an acquired taste for some as they’re smoked fish) and Dundee Fruit Cake! Scottish Food is definitely a reason to visit.

Major cities/towns:

Dundee – Dundee is a small city that packs a punch for its size. It’s the only Unesco City of Design in the UK and is home to the first V&A museum outside of London. It’s also where marmalade as we know it today was invented! 

Known for: 

V&A Dundee: The first design museum in Scotland. It’s free to enter, although there are some paid exhibitions. They run a programme just for families with workshops and events centred around design. 

Arbroath Smokies: This type of smoked haddock is a specialty from the town of Arbroath, and have actually been given special status as a unique food that is protected by law.