Things to Do in Balmossie

things to do in Balmossie

The Balmossie Room is a childcare facility that offers warm, friendly and nurturing environment for the children in their care. They provide a range of play and learning activities that are tailored to each child’s individual needs. The closest GP is Monifieth Medical Practice, which is approximately 1.1 miles away.

2. Broughty Ferry Museum

Learn about the people, environment and history of Broughty Ferry at this 15th century coastal fort and museum. A variety of activities and events are arranged for you to enjoy as well as the breathtaking views of the river and sea.

Explore a new region in this bustling town and discover museums, boutiques, restaurants and cafes. You can find the best way to get there with Moovit’s free app for public transit.

3. Dundee Waterfront

A visit to the Dundee Waterfront is an opportunity to see how a city is redefining itself. The waterfront is a focus for creativity and innovation, highlighted by the acclaimed V&A Museum.

The RRS Discovery, a famous wooden tall ship built in 1901 and 1904 to carry Captain Scott on his pioneering Antarctic expedition, is moored at Discovery Quay. Its audio-visual presentations convey the awe-inspiring grandeur of polar exploration.

4. Dundee City Library

The city’s library offers activities and attractions to appeal to the entire family. It also organizes Health Walk Cards that feature walks around the city including Barnhill Rock Garden and Broughty Castle.

In 1901 the great philanthropist Andrew Carnegie wrote to Dundee offering to pay for four branch libraries and a central reading room if the council would raise two pence in the pound for them. The Coldside Library was built in 1906.

5. Dundee Botanic Gardens

Dundee’s Botanic Gardens is a world class garden committed to conservation, education and research. It is home to an array of plant collections across 9.5 acres, including temperate and tropical glasshouses.

Explore the RRS Discovery, built in and launched from Dundee, before it sailed on its iconic journey to Antarctica. Learn about the ships construction, its scientific discoveries and more at this world class visitor attraction.

6. Dundee City Museum

Founded in 1874 and recognised as an important collection to Scotland, Dundee City Museum is home to a wealth of art and exhibits. You can hear the rattle and roar of the original restored machinery at the jute works and high mill, watch a film show or learn about the city’s history through the ‘Landscapes and Lives’ gallery.

Housed in a solid Victorian Gothic building, the McManus Galleries offer a city museum on a human scale. It boasts 8 galleries with a range of exhibitions, plus a cafe/bar and shop.

7. Dundee Cathedral

There is a range of fun activities to enjoy at Dundee Cathedral. Ringo is an excellent option for groups looking for a bit of light-hearted team work being pulled over the water on large inflatables.

Gallery Q has a wide variety of art to be seen with new exhibitions being displayed each month. The venue is free to enter and the cafe-bar is also open.

The Law is the highest point in the centre of Dundee and is a great place to go for panoramic views of the city. There is also a war memorial on top of the hill which can be visited.

8. Broughty Ferry Heritage Centre

The seaside suburb of Broughty Ferry is a short bus or train ride from Dundee city centre. Here you can find a range of attractions, including the striking Broughty Castle and Museum.

The castle was built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, and it has seen many battles and sieges. It houses fascinating displays on the area’s history, people and environment. The castle also offers a small selection of souvenirs and gifts.

9. Dundee University

A visit to Dundee University is a must for any student in the city. Take a stroll around the campus, and enjoy all it has to offer.

Explore the V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first museum dedicated to design. You’ll find a world-class collection of art and design here, along with the largest glasshouse in Europe.

You can also check out Ryze Dundee Xtreme Air Sports, or head up to Dundee Law for spectacular views of the city.

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