A Comprehensive Guide for Locals and Visitors

Norman Watson

ISBN: 9781910745199

Binding: paperback

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Where can you find five castles, an Antarctic research ship and award winning modern art and theatre venues side by side?

Which Scottish city made its name producing the ‘three Js’ of jute, jam and journalism, was home to a higher population of working women than anywhere else in the UK in the late 19th century and gave us the world’s worst poet?

In this first ever comprehensive guide to the city join author Norman Watson on a journey street-by-street through Dundee, UNESCO City of Design, shortlisted City of Culture, and now proudly selected to host the world-beating V&A Museum. Explore key streets and buildings and meet famous Dundee residents, recalling stories of the city’s past as a manufacturing monolith and looking to its bright future as a hub of learning and culture. Fully illustrated and featuring full colour maps, this guide to Dundee is the perfect companion for locals and visitors alike.

Table of contents:

Acknowledgements 10

Foreword – Lord Provost Bob Duncan 11

Introduction 12

Chapter One The High Street 15

Chapter Two Nethergate and Overgate 39

Chapter Three Ward Road and Surrounds 59

Chapter Four The Central Waterfront 77

Chapter Five The Law 95

Chapter Six Cowgate and Routes North-East 99

Chapter Seven West Port and Hawkhill 109

Chapter Eight Perth Road 113

Chapter Nine Ferries and Bridges 123

Chapter Ten Historic Suburbs 129

Chapter Eleven The Kingsway 143

Chapter Twelve Eastern Dundee 151

Chapter Thirteen Museums and Galleries 157

Chapter Fourteen Parks and Gardens 167

Chapter Fifteen Sport in Dundee 177

Chapter Sixteen Dundee’s Castles 182

Bibliography 187

Index 189