East Camperdown Street, Dundee, DD1 3LG
Located on the northern bank of the river Tay, Dundee is a lively student city with plenty of museums, bars and streets to explore. Dundee is Scotland’s fourth biggest city while close by are the famous St Andrews and Perth city to the west. Dundee has received a remarkable amount of investment regenerating the waterfront in recent years with two maritime museums to celebrate the city’s great maritime history.
Dundee Cruise Port is used mostly by Cruise and Maritime in the summer months for popular cruises to Northern Europe and the wider British Isles, in particular to the highlands, islands and Orkneys, although larger cruise line’s ships are also able to enter the port.
If travelling from the north and west, stay to the north side of the Tay river and follow the A90 on to Dundee. If travelling from the south, you can cross the river at Newport on Tay Road Bridge. When you are close by, the Sat Nav code DD1 3LG but be aware that you must follow signs specifically for cruise traffic. Otherwise, the journey is very easy by car with uncongested roads around Dundee.
By Public Transport
If travelling via public transport, Dundee Cruise Terminal is a short walk from the city centre. From the train station the bus is 15 minutes, or 10 from the bus station, via the local bus numbers 5, 9, 9A and 78C approximately every 6 minutes. Alternatively, you can make the journey via taxi from the station to the port and vice versa with both having taxi ranks.
In addition for those flying to Scotland, Dundee airport is only a couple of miles from the cruise terminal with a flight time of around 45 minutes from London-Stansted. Meanwhile, the nearest international port is Edinburgh.
The cruise terminal is not a large facility. There are toilets and disabled access but you can turn up and be checked in and onboard your cruise ship in a matter of minutes with next to no hanging around.
Vehicles are not permitted into the terminal zone but drop off and parking facilities are provided at the port for around £8.50 a day operated by Dundee city council but not pre-bookable unless with cruise and Maritime voyages which you can reserve with your cruise package.
Dundee and the surrounding Fife area is famous for being the home of golf. Meanwhile, the charming university town of St Andrews is close by driving 30 minutes over the River Tay Road Bridge.
If you wish to stay local, there are a surprising number of attractions and sights to see in Dundee-a town often unfortunately over-looked by tourists, otherwise drawn to Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews or the Highlands. Dundee has more than simply a university and statue of Desperate Dan however, with a number of fantastic attractions to take in either side of your cruise.
|V&A Museum||Opening in 2018 the quirkily designed V and A Dundee is the Scottish branch of the famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Here, you can see the best of both Scottish and international creativity, design and art.|
|Verdant Works||Once an old textile mill, the verdant works now tells the story Dundee’s industry and the workers’ lives there in an atmospheric setting.|
|Discovery Centre||At Discovery Point Visitors’ Centre you can explore the very ship that Scott and Shackleton used on their Antarctic expedition and see how they lived aboard and faced the daily challenges of their famous adventures. HMS Unicorn is another ship you can look around right at the waterfront. Discover the inner working of this 200 year-old ship, now the sole surviving navel sail-powered warship.|
|Dundee Law||Looking out over the rest of Dundee, the Dundee law is more than a big mound- it’s actually an extinct volcano!|
|Dundee Museum of Transport||here you will find all the modes of retro transport to delight the child in all of us as well as a few gems such as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Dundee’s own flying machine.|
|The McManus||Dundee’s classic art gallery and museum, for a range of artefacts, ancient art pieces and some archaeological finds from the town, the McManus is a well-rounded view of the history of the town throughout the ages.|
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