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Dundee is one of the UK''s most diverse and dynamic cities. It has a stunning location on the north bank of the Tay estuary, and is surrounded by some of Scotland''s most beautiful countryside and historic towns and villages. It retains much of its mediaeval street plan between the waterfront and slopes of the Law, a volcanic plug rising to 500 feet above.

The historic centre has evolved with each generation contributing new buildings, providing a diverse tapestry of ancient, old and new, often with later developments layered above or in front, creating a city rich in archaeology and future opportunities.

Highlights are many. From ancient mercat cross and Scotland''s greatest historic ecclesiastical tower, to castles and town houses; Victorian suburbs and parks, historic docks and world famous ships; a 1930s hilltop observatory, a repertory theatre and company, dance theatre and school, a major art gallery and museum and unparalleled contemporary arts centre; comprehensive sports facilities including football clubs, golf courses and an ice arena; an airport, railway station and fast transport links, with unparalleled approaches across the Tay by road or rail. Our vibrant city centre integrates with two renowned universities, schools, colleges, thriving businesses and community facilities.

Contemporary Dundee celebrates its history with an eye to the future. A city of many discoveries, it is the innovative home to a pioneering life sciences sector, a ground-breaking digital media industry, and as a city offering major potential and opportunity - not least through its ongoing £300m Central Waterfront redevelopment and the promise of the new £45m V&A at Dundee, an international centre of design for Scotland.

Dundee Historic Environment Trust is about promoting, protecting and enhancing Dundee''s built environment; contributing to Dundee as an outstanding place for business, education, health and well-being, tourism, investment and, of course, to live and work in.

If you have any queries about the work of the Trust or would like more information on projects we have funded, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Click here to access the Dundee Conservation Lecture series in partnership with the University of Dundee.

Adam Swan MSc IHMC
Dundee Historic Environment Trust
19 Dock Street
Tel: 01382 902244