Dundee: The Ultimate Student City Guide

Dundee is one of the most student-friendly cities in the UK and regularly receives sky-high ratings for its university experience. It’s both affordable and packed with exciting things to do and relaxing places to visit. Here’s the ultimate guide to this wonderful city in 2019. 

Hidden Gems

Dundee is full of beautiful places to relax and take a break from your studies. The university’s Botanic Gardens are hugely popular with students, and for good reason – it’s an oasis of calm in this bustling city. Dudhope Park is even closer, so you can start each day with a walk around this stunning green space. For a great day trip, it’s worth a trip over to Camperdown Wildlife Centre to check out the beautiful scenery and well-cared-for animals and birds. 

The Heart of the Arts

Dundee punches above its weight when it comes to the arts. The V&A is a world-class design museum, stunning both inside and out, while The McManus is an art gallery and museum full of fascinating pieces of fine art and a vast natural history collection. The city is known as the comic capital of Britain, thanks to its links to The Dandy and The Beano, so make sure you grab a selfie with the bronze statues of famous comic characters dotted around the city. 

Great For Drinks

Dundee is small but perfectly formed, and you’re lucky enough to find a bunch of great pubs, bars and clubs in walking distance of your new home at the Old Mill. For all you beer-lovers, Brewdog is just down the road, while Duke’s Corner is a fantastic late-night venue featuring the three most important Bs: beer, barbecues and live bands. 

Sharp Shopping

Dundee has everything for the smart shopper, from cute and unique gifts at Quirky Coo to the endlessly charming family-run bookshop The Bookhouse on High Street. On a larger scale, The Overgate Centre is a superb modern-style mall, full of forward-thinking shops, both mainstream and independent. 

Outstanding Cuisine

There are tons of great food options in Dundee, from cute daytime cafes like The Flame Tree Cafe, to hearty pub grub at Tickety Boos and the stunning Old Bank Bar. Want to impress your guests? Take them to the Bridgeview Station Restaurant, a converted Victorian railway station with glorious views across the River Tay. And don’t forget to visit Tonic, a fantastic burger bar with no less than fifty different types of burgers. 

 

And there’s a lot more to Dundee than this. This amazing city is packed with exciting things to do, and your new accommodation is right at the heart of it all. Find out more here.

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