Discover Dundee

This spirited Scottish city gives you the best of all worlds, offering a wealth of cultural, creative and culinary experiences for all.

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Dundee is rapidly becoming a hub for culture and innovation with a huge redevelopment that has seen the likes of V&A Dundee finding a home there. It can offer the best of a city break and a weekend getaway to the great outdoors, all rolled into one!

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If you’re looking for a lively night out with lots of live music spanning pretty much all genres, then Dundee is, without a doubt, the place to go.

If you’re looking for local gems, then try The Art Bar in the West End of Dundee. This cosy hole in the wall is a creative hub of musical entertainment, with an outdoor area for those sunny days. For something even more tucked away, try to hunt down Draffens, a speakeasy situated near to Empire State Coffee. With no signposts or grand entrances, this hidden bar offers the best in innovative cocktails, and if you can’t see your favourite, the bartenders might even make is for you upon request... but as you’d expect from a secret bar, you’ll have to work out the finer details for yourself!

Another exciting place to visit in Dundee for live music is Clarks. Always alive with music, it showcases some of the area’s best pop and rock cover bands. With more of a club night atmosphere, Clarks is the place you’ll want to head to if you want to enjoy a drink and hit the dance floor.

If you want a reason to dress up and go out, then check out what’s on at Caird Hall. From classical music and orchestral concerts and local bands, there are many things you can see in this elegant Dundee location. If theatre performances are more your thing, then keep an eye out for classics such as Madame Butterfly or even childhood favourites like The Snowman. Whether you’re looking for an evening out with the family, or a romantic date night, Caird Hall should be top of your list of places to visit in Dundee.