Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa

Quite simply, one of the best hotels I've stayed in. Clean, contemporary and airy; the Apex City Hotel & Spa really is superb.

We were lucky enough to bag a double deluxe room with a huge, comfortable bed, overlooking the River Tay. Coupled with the Spa and swimming pool, it was one of the most luxurious breaks we'd taken.


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The cities of Scotland are diverse and have a wealth of activities for all visitors, none more so than Dundee. Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland with a population of 142,000 as of 2005. Located on the Firth of Tay in the region named Tayside after the river, Dundee’s industry and economy has been based around the waters for some time but that is not to say that visitors to the area cannot enjoy it because there is plenty to see and do.

Dundee is a magical area of Scotland that as been inhabited for over 2000 years. As such, it has a rich cultural and historical tapestry that any visitor can fully appreciate.

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With award winning tourist attractions sharing space with breathtaking scenery, everyone can combine the attractions that suit them with a slice of the Scottish lifestyle for a few days. Dundee is the home of the romantic Glamis Castle, the spectacular and rugged Highland Glens and Victorian markets.

There are also world class leisure facilities, such as golf courses, hiking trails and healthy fishing areas. However, it is the wealth of festivals and events that may surprise you. With the Dundee Flower Show the Arbroath Seafest and the Real Ale Festival all accessible in Dundee, you cannot help but fall in love with the area.

If the wealth of festivals and cultural events is not enough to give you a taste of Dundee then the traditional foods available at cafes and restaurants will. There are also international eating out options. Accommodation is also abundant and features options to suit any budget but you will need to book in advance during festival weeks to guarantee your room.

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RRS Discovery
This famous polar exhibition ship was built in Dundee in 1900. Here you can learn the history of the Antarctica Exploration as well as explore the Discovery’s decks and quarters.

Verdant Works
Known to be one of Europe’s best industrial museums, the Verdant Museum focus’s  on the history of Dundee’s Jute industry. Here you can view the original machinery as well as lean a lot from the interactive displays.

Mc Manus Galleries
Here you can find a good collection of Scottish art works, dating from the Iron age to modern times. There are also displays of furniture and silver. Located in Albert Square.

Dundee Law
This 174metre climb is worth the effort to get to see some magnificent views of the city. You can also see the Tay Rail Bridge which is over 2 miles in length.

Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre
You can watch the artists in action here, and you can get involved in some craft making of your own. Contemporary UK works are displayed here and there is a café and bar as well.


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