Dundee: coolest city in Scotland or sink of humanity? On this audio tour you decide for yourself as I take you beyond Dundee's main tourist attractions.
During the tour you'll encounter a heroic pigeon, James Bond's grandfather and the world's worst poet. You'll learn why Winston Churchill vowed never to return here and how to survive in the Arctic.
The tour is perfect for first-time visitors to Dundee as well as those who want to learn more about their city - such as by finding out how Dundee came to own the largest cut emerald in existence.
The McManus Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery Museum Dundee, Desperate Dan statue
Start the tour next to the statue of Desperate Dan on High Street. He stands near the junction of High Street and Reform Street. It is six minutes walk from Dundee's train station or five minutes walk from the bus station.
Places to stop along the way:
Attractions: McManus Museum and Art Gallery, V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery
Food and drink: Fisher and Donaldson, Draffens (speakeasy down Couttie's Wynd)
Best time of day:
You can do this tour any day of the week. If you want to visit the McManus Museum and the V&A along the way, we recommend that you start the tour between 10 am and 4 pm on Monday to Saturday and between 12.30 pm and 3.30 pm on Sundays.
Make sure to dress appropriately for the weather - it can get quite cold right beside the River Tay when you are near the V&A and RRS Discovery.