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Dundee & Broughty Ferry

Discover the history and culture of bonnie Dundee…

Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city, cultural centre, and architectural wonder. To us, it’s also our treasured home, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our bespoke tours of the city and the neighbouring village of Broughty Ferry aboard Henry will showcase the best our beautiful and warming community has to offer. 

Below are some of the highlights of the area. As a tailor-made tour provider, you have complete control over which of Dundee’s sights you see, so use this page for inspiration. Of course, we are more than happy to recommend routes and will work together to create an unforgettable day, tailored to your preferences. 

If you need more information on how our tours work, take a look here…

Please Note: Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, some tourist attractions may not be open at this time. We can discuss this further at the point of enquiry. Find out more here…

Uncover Dundee’s hidden gems aboard Henry…

Dundee is a compact city oozing heritage and history, which makes it one of Scotland’s top tourist destinations. It was the superpower of jute, jam, and journalism, it’s packed full of architectural delights, and its revitalised waterfront boasts incredible Scottish wildlife.

Discover Dundee’s must-see tourist stops by scrolling through the reel below.

V&A Dundee

V&A Museum Dundee
Recommended: 1-2 Hours

As the first V&A museum in the world built outside London and showcasing the brilliance of creativity from talented designers worldwide, the V&A in Dundee is a great starting point for your tour. As a focal point of Dundee’s waterfront, the V&A stretches out into the River Tay, the design of the building itself being inspired from Scotland’s dramatic cliff face.
RSS Discovery

Discovery Point & RSS Discovery
Recommended: 1-2 Hours 

Travel further along the shoreline to the Discovery Point, home to the RSS Discovery. The vessel ventured to the Antarctic in 1901 on one of the most heroic explorations in history, and today welcomes visitors on board to learn about the epic adventures of Captain Scott and his crew from over 100 years ago.
HMS Unicorn

HMS Unicorn
Recommended: 30 Minutes

At nearly 200 years old, HMS Unicorn is Britain’s last surviving wooden warship that still stands afloat. With four decks to explore and a wealth of history to uncover, climb aboard and learn about life at sea for the British Navy back in the 1800s, the “Golden Age of Sail”.
The Law

Dundee Law
Recommended: 15 Minutes

For breathtaking panoramic views of the city and beyond, visit Dundee Law, a historic war memorial sitting atop an extinct volcano. Standing at 174m high, the Law’s summit is the highest point in the city. There is a walking trail that will take you to the top, but there’s no better way to marvel at the beauty than aboard Henry. 
Verdant Works

Verdant Works
Recommended: 2 Hours

Adding the “jute” to Dundee’s famous three J’s – jute, jam and journalism – is Verdant Works, also known as Scotland’s Jute Museum and the only dedicated jute museum in the United Kingdom. Explore the fascinating story of the industry inside a beautifully refurbished old mill and discover how it shaped Dundee’s history. 
The McManus

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum 
Recommended: 2-3 Hours

Located in an award-winning gothic building in the heart of Dundee City Centre lies The McManus, which houses Dundee’s main collection. Comprised of eight different exhibition spaces and showcasing art and history, stop off here for a fascinating insight into the city spanning back 400 years. 
The Howff

The Howff 
Recommended: 10 Minutes

For a peaceful and tranquil stop off on your tour, visit The Howff, one of Dundee’s hidden gems. The land was granted for use as a burial site by Mary Queen of Scotts in 1564, and the cemetery is home to some of Scotland’s most notable headstones, exuding character and steeped in history.
Camperdown Park

Camperdown Country Park  
Recommended: 1-2 Hours

Spanning 400 acres and home to over 190 different species of tree is Dundee’s largest public park, Camperdown. The park boasts wonderful grounds with a selection of beautiful woodland walks, a large play area for the wee ones, and a wildlife centre housing many species of animal.
Dundee Museum of Transport

Dundee Museum of Transport
Recommended: 1-2 Hours

If you love the vintage look of Henry, Dundee Museum of Transport will be right up your street. Showcasing Dundee’s local transport heritage, you can discover the history of the City’s tram network and railway, as well as feast your eyes on a selection of commercial cars, buses, and other vehicle-related memorabilia – including the iconic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Tay Bridge Memorial<br>

The Tay Rail Bridge Memorial
Recommended: 15 Minutes

Unveiled in 2013, the Tay Rail Bridge Memorial stands as a tribute to the 75 souls lost in the Tay Bridge Disaster of 1879 when the rail bridge tragically collapsed. Sadly, there were no survivors. The monument stands opposite the new bridge and provides stunning views across the Tay. When the tide is low, the pillars of the old bridge are visible above the water.

Discover the jewel in Dundee’s crown…

Broughty Ferry may only be small, but its history is rich – so much so that this village is known as “the jewel in Dundee’s crown.” With an award-winning beach, small independent shops and eateries, and an idyllic setting that boasts true Scottish wildlife, Broughty Ferry is not one to miss.

Broughty Ferry Castle

Broughty Ferry Castle 
Recommended: 30 Minutes

The highlight of the village’s offerings is Broughty Ferry Castle, a 15th century coastal fort that has previously faced many battles against Scottish invaders. It stands at the tip of a piece of land projecting into the River Tay, providing stunning views of Broughty Beach and the estuary. Lap up the picturesque scenery and soak up all the culture that this village and its warming community has to offer.
Pirate Boat Tours

Pirate Boat Tours 
Recommended: 1-2 Hours

For a less conventional view of the area’s attractions, hop aboard a boat from Broughty Beach. Depending on the season, there’s the unbeatable opportunity to spot dolphins and whales. While we are not a provider of boating excursions, we believe they are a must-do! If you arrange a boat tour with one of our local operators, we are more than happy to drop you off in Henry in style and wait for your return to continue your Scottish adventure.

If you fancy a trip over the water, Henry can also transport you in luxury to another of Scotland’s gems, Fife and St Andrews. Boasting more than forty golf courses including the famed Old Course, this area is a must for any keen golfers.