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On a visit to Dundee and Angus you’ll find it offers a wealth of culture, romantic Scottish castles, beautiful beaches, museums and of course some of the best golf courses in Scotland. Angus has many links to cultural figures of today and historical figures of the past. So, whether your interest is in Peter Pan, ACDC, the Royal Family or Scott of the Antarctic;there so much to discover.

In many ways Angus is one of Scotland’s hidden gems with more than a few surprises in store. Dundee's rich cultural history has seen it named as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design. Along with it's accessible location and the arrival of the V&A Dundee in 2018 it is emerging as a destination with so much to offer visitors from far and wide.

Balmuirfield House Bed and Breakfast is ideally located for day trips to other parts of Scotland with many fantastic locations and attractions within easy reach. So, if you want to shop in St Andrews, take in some history at Stirling Castle or even hunt for Nessie on the banks of Loch Ness, our friendly wee B&B in Dundee offers a comfortable bed to rest your head at the end of each day.

Here's a few great links that'll help you plan your visit to Angus and Dundee:

Car Travel Times and Distances from Balmuirfield House B&B

  • Dundee City Centre (Discovery Ship, Museums, University, Shopping, Train) - 10 minutes - 3 miles
  • Glamis Castle - 19 minutes - 11 miles
  • Kirriemuir (JM Barrie, Camera Obscura, Loch of Kinnordy)  - 25 minutes - 18 miles
  • Arbroath (Abbey, Beach, Museums) - 30 minutes - 17 miles
  • St Andrews (Golf Course, University, Shopping) - 30 minutes - 15 miles
  • Perth (Scone Palace, Gardens, Racecourse)  - 34 minutes - 22 miles
  • Lunan Bay (Beach) - 48 minutes - 26 miles
  • Dunnottar Castle - 51 minutes - 50 miles
  • Dunkeld (Catherdral, Birnam Oak, Walks)- 51 minutes - 29 miles
  • Stirling (Castle, Wallace Monument) - 1 Hour - 55 miles
  • Pitlochry (Distillery, Highland Perthshire, Walks) - 1 Hour 7 minutes - 51 miles
  • Edinburgh Airport - 1 Hour 7 minutes - 59 miles
  • Edinburgh - (Castle, Festivals, Museums, Shopping) - 1 Hour 23 mins - 62 miles

Visit Glamis Castle

Visit Glamis Castle

Home to the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, setting for Shakespeare's Macbeth and beloved childhood home of the Queen Mother, Glamis Castle has witnessed over 600 years of history. Visits to the castle are by guided tour only and tours leave regularly throughout the day. The restaurant provides a variety of quality meals, sweets and drinks, all served by award winning caterers.

V&A Dundee

V&A Dundee

Opened on the 15th of September 2018, V&A Dundee is the only V&A museum in the world outside London.

It is the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland:an international centre for design, a place of inspiration, discovery and learning.
Visitors will experience the remarkable story of design past, present and future and the vital contribution design makes to all our lives. The museum will feature permanent displays, changing exhibitions showcasing the very best of design from around the world, new design commissions and fast-changing installations by emerging designers, alongside creative learning projects for everyone to get involved with.

Designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A Dundee stands at the centre of the £1 billion transformation of the Dundee waterfront, once part of the city’s docklands. With its complex geometry, inspired by the dramatic cliffs along the east coast of Scotland, it stretches out into the River Tay –a new landmark reconnecting the city with its historic waterfront, and a major new cultural development for Scotland and the UK.

Current exhibition - Hello Robot

This groundbreaking exhibition investigates the science and fiction of robots and looks at how they are changing the world we live in. Join us to explore how robots impact our lives, from fashion to architecture, and how design in turn is changing robotics.

Posing a series of provocative questions, the show will explore how popular culture has shaped our perception of robots and artificial humans, the impact this technology has had on industry and the increasing blurring of the boundaries between human and machine.

Hello Robot runs through to February 2020.

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Visit The McManus:Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

Visit The McManus:Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum

The McManus is Dundee's Museum

The McManus is a magnificent Victorian, Gothic building where art, history and the environment combine to offer a fascinating insight into Dundee.

The McManus:Dundee’s Art Gallery &Museum, an award-winning Victorian, Gothic building, is home to Dundee's main collection spanning 400 million years and has been at the heart of art and culture in the City since 1867. Eight beautiful open gallery spaces house facinating exhibitions of art, history and the environment, giving a fascinating insight into Dundee.

Throughout the galleries visitors can learn about early man in the area, admire stunning paintings and explore artifacts from industries past and present. In addition to the permanent displays, there is a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

The retail area stocks a wide range of historical reproductions, traditional toys, books and jewellery. The welcoming caféwith an outdoor terrace boasts an extensive menu.

For details of the changing programme of exhibitions and events, visit the website -

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Ship ahoy! RRS Discovery

Ship ahoy! RRS Discovery

Climb aboard and follow in the footsteps of Scott and his crew, see how they lived, what they ate and witness their hardships and their triumphs. It’s a fascinating tale of one of the most heroic voyages of exploration ever undertaken and a great day out for all the family.

Find out more about this world class visitor attraction by visiting The Discovery Story

An intensive seven-month refurbishment programme began last year and was aided by a £40,000 crowdfunding campaign. The masts and rigging came down for repairs and were transported to a Gloucester-based shipyard. The same shipping specialists, T. Nielsen &Co, have spent the last four weeks replacing the parts.

Television presenter Lorraine Kelly, a Dundee resident, long-time supporter of the famous Antarctic exploration ship RRS Discovery and contributor to the crowdfunding campaign, said of the ship:"RRS Discovery is a major asset to the city of Dundee and beyond. She attracts many visitors and much well-deserved attention for her history and stories of adventure, also her links to Dundee, where she was designed and built.
"I'm happy to see that she's shipshape again and ready for visitors, and I hope you'll join me in looking forward to going on board again this summer."

The Discovery is looked after by the Dundee Heritage Trust. The charitable trust also operate the Verdant Works, which is a world class visitor attraction which tells the story of Dundee's industrial textile heritage in the atmospheric setting of a beautifully refurbished Mill building.
If your spending time in the city, both attractions are a must visit.