Dundee: coolest city in Scotland or sink of humanity? On this tour you decide for yourself, as I introduce you to a heroic pigeon, a tragic millionaire and the inspiration for 'Frankenstein'. 

Tips and Hours

The tour is best started between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday, and between 12.30pm and 3.30pm on Sundays so that the McManus Museum will be open by the time you get to it. The tour takes at least 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Start the tour near the statue of Desperate Dan on High Street Bridge Street.

To view the route, see the map below. There are two routes: the main route and the step-free one. To see the route you want, click the box in the top left corner and deselect the option you do not want.

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Achaidh Cheide Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Selected Sources

Books

Camperdown, Robert Adam Philips Haldane Duncan, Earl of. Admiral Duncan. London : Longmans, Green, 1898.

Fagence Cooper,  Suzanne. Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd, 2011.

Kay, Billy (ed). The Dundee Book: An Anthology of Living in the City. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1995.

Lumley, Robin. Tay Bridge Disaster: The People's Story. Stroud : The History Press, 2013.

Millar, A. H. (Alexander Hastie). James Bowman Lindsay and other pioneers of invention, etc. Dundee : M. C. Macleod, 1925.

Ogilvy, Graham (ed). Dundee: A Voyage of Discovery. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1999.

Phillips, David. No Poets' Corner in the Abbey: The Dramatic Story of William McGonagall. Dundee (15 Shore Terrace, Dundee, Angus): David Winter and Son Ltd; London: Duckworth, 1971.

Watson, Norman. Dundee: A Comprehensive Guide for Locals and Visitors. Edinburgh: Luath Press Limited, 2015.

Watson, Norman. Dundee: A Short History. Edinburgh : Black & White, 2006.

Watson, Norman. Poet McGonagall: A Biography. Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2010.

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http://www.constitution.org/tp/afri.htm  

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https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2017/01/williamina-fleming 

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https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/the-forgotten-inuit-human-zoo-of-dundee-s-whaling-past-1-3967007 

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