Welcome to Dundee airport, the closest airport to St Andrews Royal and Ancient Golf Course – “the home of golf”. Situated a mere 20 minutes drive from the airport along some of the most picturesque roads in the area. The course is situated in the seaside town of St Andrews which offers visitors a selection of great hotels, restaurants, beach walks and championship golf. Pitlochry often known as “the Gateway to the Highlands” from a southern approach is only about an hours’ drive from the airport and is renowned for great hospitality and easy access to mountain walks, biking and fishing.
Dundee City is a cosmopolitan city nestled on the banks of the river Tay and is famous for being the home of the RDS Discovery and the only V&A outside of London, opened in 2018. A trip to Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audiovisual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artifacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica. Dundee has the distinction of being Scotland’s sunniest city and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination, due in no small part to its good weather and unique location at the mouth of the River Tay. First granted city status over eight centuries ago, the city is rich in culture and the presence of Dundee University ensures a lively nightlife and a friendly atmosphere.
Climb aboard Captain Scott’s ship RRS Discovery where you will follow in the footsteps of him and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It’s a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken.
A statue of ‘Desperate Dan’, the character from the Beono comic can be found in the city centre shopping area. The statue standing at 8 feet tall, made from bronze, was unveiled by the children of the Dundee High Street School.
Within the city of Dundee visitors are welcomed by a great variety of local and national high street stores situated within easy, walking distance of the main transport links. Access from the airport is only five minutes by bus or car and car parking is easily found within the centre. The city offers shoppers the choice of three major shopping centres all with a good variety of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Also of interest are Dundee’s numerous jazz and blues festivals, while for others, this city serves as a good place to explore Scotland, being close to Rosyth, the Firth of Forth, Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
At the airport you can find a local flying school one of the best in the area and famous for offering Private and Commercial Pilot License Training. On site at the airport local light aircraft maintenance facilities are available. Scenic helicopter tours can be arranged from the airport and a great cafe is nestled in the foyer of the airport serving locally produced and sourced food. For those visiting the area and looking for a meeting room, Dundee airport has one available for meetings up to 16 people – for further information and costs please contact the airport directly on 01382 66 22 00 .
Conference facilities are available within the area and the Dundee and Angus Convention Bureau will be delighted to assist you in planning your next event. The convention bureau is situated only minutes drive from the airport and can offer help with all companies looking to host an event within the region.
For further information visit their website on: www.conventiondundeeandangus.co.uk.
Please click on the following links to find out more about some of the many attractions in and around Dundee. There is a lot to see and do including golf, museums and historical sites, outdoor activities, the Highland Games, and activities for children.