Most of us are here in Dundee simply because we go to University here, while some maybe were born and raised here. For those of you that aren’t quite sure what there is to do in Dundee while you’re out of lectures and free to do whatever you please, I’m here to provide you with some ideas!
- Go out for a drink with some friends! If there’s one thing I’ve noticed in Dundee it’s that there’s no shortage of bars and cafes so you should take this fantastic opportunity to try out some new places and find out which is your favourite place for a catch up with friends. I recommend The Phoenix and Henry’s, two very different places but I love them both!
- Join a society or sports club and go to their events. This is also a great way of meeting new people and making friends and really helps you settle into uni and living in Dundee if you’re a fresher!
- Shopping! Everyone loves some retail therapy and Dundee City Centre is full of all the best high street shops. The Overgate has everything you need in one building, however, if you delve deeper into the city you’ll find a massive Waterstones, a Thornton’s shop and the Wellgate Shopping Centre to name but a few!
- Visit nearby towns and cities (buses are very cheap!) such as St Andrews or Broughty Ferry. A day trip to either of these places is a great way to spend your time and you’ll find that there’s so much more to Dundee and this part of Scotland than just the city life.
- Go for a walk/run. Dundee is quite a unique city in the respect that it is relatively small, so it doesn’t take long to get out of the busy, industrial centre and into nature. Use this opportunity to get to know the city better and take some time away from the rush of city centre life. I recommend Magdalen Green or a trek up the Law.
- Eat out. There are plenty of restaurants and takeaways in Dundee for you to try out and there’ll always be something for everyone! I really recommend trying new places if you’ve got any spare cash at the end of the week!
- And of course…the V&A! I haven’t had a chance to visit yet but I’m planning on going very soon, and I’ll most likely blog about it! I think it’s great that Dundee is developing the waterfront and we should all try to experience as much as we can of it so we can tell everyone we were in Dundee when everything was changing.