Our audio tour of Dundee ‘Made in Dundee’ is now available on VoiceMap, an audio walking tour app. The app is available for download from iTunes and Google Play, but you can also listen to the tour via VoiceMap's website

Tour Description

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 when 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 Nitty Gritty

This audio tour takes you on a 3 km walk around the many sights of Dundee, as well as the hidden places. It takes just over an hour without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.


Cost of Tour


Major Landmarks

Caird Hall, The McManus Museum and Art Gallery, V&A Dundee, RRS Discovery, Desperate Dan statue, University of Dundee

Directions to starting point

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 to walk:

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.