Weekend in Dundee & St.Andrews, Scotland!

Lauren Fitzsimmons

Created By:
Lauren Fitzsimmons

 
I spent an entire semester in Dundee, the fourth largest & sunniest city in Scotland! This little city is a great location for a weekend trip while you're in Scotland, with two universities located in its borders, Dundee is filled with students and young people and known for an amazing night out!

Dundee Law

Law Hill Dundee Panorama, Law Road, Dundee, United Kingdom

If you're looking to get the most spectacular 360 degree view of Dundee, this is the place to go! This spot serves as a popular tourist destination due to the World War memorial that sits atop the hill. In order to get to this location it is about a 30 minute uphill walk ( or 8 minute drive), but the journey gives you a glimpse of the historical old Dundee Jute mills, and passes through charming cottages and parks. I'd recommend wearing comfortable shoes and a light jacket because it can get windy up there, but the view is well worth it!

St. Andrews Castle

St Andrews Castle, The Scores, St Andrews, United Kingdom

Entry into St.Andrews Castle is only around £6, and offers a museum tour of medieval Scotland and allows you to explore the ruins of Scotland's oldest church. This location also offers the most amazing view of the North Sea. The castle is also located directly next to the famous St.Andrew's University where Prince William and Kate Middleton met!

The West House

The West House, West Port, Dundee, United Kingdom

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Dundee. It serves amazing dishes from pizza and pasta, to soups and paninis. You cant go wrong with anything you get from here, and their dishes are very well priced. They also have a great cocktail selection!

St.Andrews Brewing Company

St Andrews Brewing Company, South Street, St Andrews, United Kingdom

This pub is conveniently located in the center of St. Andrews and has an amazing drink and food selection. Scotland is known for their fresh seafood and the salmon here is among the best I've ever had! They also have a large selection of freshly brewed in house beers as well as craft beers on tap at all times that are delicious & fresh, and will suit any beer lover!

Duke's Corner

Duke's Corner, Dundee, United Kingdom

Duke's Corner is one of my favorite places to relax and grab a pint with friends. They have
a HUGE selection of delicious craft beers, and from Thursday-Saturday night there is typically a live band playing. This is a great place where students, and Dundonians go to unwind and is a perfect spot to chat and 'banter' with the locals!

Underground

Underground, South Tay Street, Dundee, United Kingdom

This is one of Dundee's most popular nightclubs, and it is open 7 days a week so you can drink and dance the night away whenever you want! This club has a variety of different themes throughout the week with local DJ's performing. You can also always expect great drinking specials on whatever night you go!

Broughty Ferry

Broughty Ferry, Dundee, United Kingdom

Broughty Ferry is just a short bus ride from Dundee City Centre, and it is a charming little town by the sea! One of the most popular attractions is the Broughty Castle which has cheap tours throughout the week. There are also a bunch of little boutiques scattered throughout the town and Broughty Ferry is the perfect place to grap some fresh fish n' chips at any one of there chip shops in town.

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, St Andrews, United Kingdom

St.Andrews Golf Course is a spectacular spot for those who love golf and a special sight even for those who don't. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St.Andrews is considered "the home of Golf" and is one of the oldest and largest golf links in Europe. While it is a bit expensive to play a round, it is still fun to sit nearby and watch over the beautiful courses.

 

Dundee Law

Explore
Law Hill Dundee Panorama, Law Road
If you're looking to get the most spectacular 360 degree view of Dundee, this is the place to go! This spot serves as a popular tourist destination due to the World War memorial that sits atop the hill. In order to get to this location it is about a 30 minute uphill walk ( or 8 minute drive), but the journey gives you a glimpse of the historical old Dundee Jute mills, and passes through charming cottages and parks. I'd recommend wearing comfortable shoes and a light jacket because it can get windy up there, but the view is well worth it!
 

View on Map

 

St. Andrews Castle

Explore
St Andrews Castle, The Scores
Entry into St.Andrews Castle is only around £6, and offers a museum tour of medieval Scotland and allows you to explore the ruins of Scotland's oldest church. This location also offers the most amazing view of the North Sea. The castle is also located directly next to the famous St.Andrew's University where Prince William and Kate Middleton met!
 

View on Map

 

The West House

Eat
The West House, West Port
This is by far my favorite restaurant in Dundee. It serves amazing dishes from pizza and pasta, to soups and paninis. You cant go wrong with anything you get from here, and their dishes are very well priced. They also have a great cocktail selection!
 

View on Map

 

St.Andrews Brewing Company

Eat
St Andrews Brewing Company, South Street
This pub is conveniently located in the center of St. Andrews and has an amazing drink and food selection. Scotland is known for their fresh seafood and the salmon here is among the best I've ever had! They also have a large selection of freshly brewed in house beers as well as craft beers on tap at all times that are delicious & fresh, and will suit any beer lover!
 

View on Map

 

Duke's Corner

Eat Drink
Duke's Corner, Dundee
Duke's Corner is one of my favorite places to relax and grab a pint with friends. They have
a HUGE selection of delicious craft beers, and from Thursday-Saturday night there is typically a live band playing. This is a great place where students, and Dundonians go to unwind and is a perfect spot to chat and 'banter' with the locals!
 

View on Map

 

Underground

Drink
Underground, South Tay Street
This is one of Dundee's most popular nightclubs, and it is open 7 days a week so you can drink and dance the night away whenever you want! This club has a variety of different themes throughout the week with local DJ's performing. You can also always expect great drinking specials on whatever night you go!
 

View on Map

 

Broughty Ferry

Eat Drink Explore Shop
Broughty Ferry, Dundee
Broughty Ferry is just a short bus ride from Dundee City Centre, and it is a charming little town by the sea! One of the most popular attractions is the Broughty Castle which has cheap tours throughout the week. There are also a bunch of little boutiques scattered throughout the town and Broughty Ferry is the perfect place to grap some fresh fish n' chips at any one of there chip shops in town.
 

View on Map

 

The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

Explore
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, St Andrews
St.Andrews Golf Course is a spectacular spot for those who love golf and a special sight even for those who don't. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St.Andrews is considered "the home of Golf" and is one of the oldest and largest golf links in Europe. While it is a bit expensive to play a round, it is still fun to sit nearby and watch over the beautiful courses.
 

View on Map