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Five things to do in Dundee this summer

West Park's location is great to visit attractions such as Discovery ship.If you’re after a change of scenery, come and relax for the weekend at West Park where we can offer you comfy beds, tranquil gardens and tasty food. Just a stone’s throw away from the city centre you’ll never be too far away to discover all the action Dundee has to offer.

Here’s our top five things to do in Dundee this summer, whatever the weather!

1. RRS Discovery / Frigate HMS Unicorn

If you’re one for historic findings, this is perfect for you. Spend a day exploring RRS Discovery and HMS Unicorn, both docked in Dundee’s attractive Victoria Dock.  Take a wander around below deck; checking out the craftsmanship and detail of the interior (including those muckle big guns,) you’ll be impressed.

2. Scone Palace

If you fancy treading the same ground as royalty, then pay a visit to Scone Palace, famous for being the site of the coronations of Kings of Scotland. There are some great walks in the surrounding grounds and a unique maze designed in the shape of a star, ideal for a gentle stroll and great fun for the kids.

3. Glamis Castle

Appearing on the back of the Scottish ten pound note and being one of Scotland’s finest castles, you really won’t want to miss this! Glamis Castle is the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth and only a 30 minute drive from West Park.

There are many events taking place here during the summer, including the Scottish Transport Extravaganza and Romeo and Julie outdoor picnic, perfect activities to enjoy with all the family.

4. Camperdown Wildlife Centre

If you want to get in touch with your inner animal, Camperdown Wildlife Centre is the place for you! And it’s only 10 minutes away from West Park! There’s an exciting array of animals on show from European brown bears to ring-tailed lemurs.  

5. Dundee Museum of Transport

This newly open Museum is the centre point for Dundee’s transport heritage, from public buses, to a 19th century horse-drawn Ambulance. As well as an array of display areas there is also a perfect little tea room to take a break.

If you’re staying with us at West Park and plan for an early start, make sure you let one of our staff know. We can arrange a grab and go breakfast to take for your journey so you won’t be left hungry for the day ahead.

For more information on booking your West Park accommodation, call us now on 01382 647171, or email

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