The Law

An extinct volcano formed around 400 million years ago, The Law's 572-foot peak is the city's highest point, the most distinctive landmark and an enduring attraction for visitors and locals. At a height of  572 feet above sea level, The Law provides a popular, easily accessed vantage point placed high above the centre of Dundee. You can reach the peak easily on foot.

The Magdalen Green Band Stand

The bandstand was built in 1890 and is an iconic Dundee image, immortalised by the paintings of James McIntosh Patrick (1907-1998). You can just catch the Tay Rail Bridge to the left of the bandstand and the distant Fife skyline. The ornate bandstand plays host to Sunday performances by brass bands during the summer months.

Desperate Dan Statue and ‘Dawg'

Desperate Dan, hero of DC Thomson's The Dandy' comics, is immortalised in Dundee, his place of ‘birth'. The grizzly-faced strong man is cast in an 8-ft tall bronze statue in the city centre alongside his ‘Dawg'.

Mercat Cross and Old Steeple

A mercat cross is an old market cross found in Scottish towns and cities where merchants would gather. They became focal points for local gatherings. Dundee's Mercat Cross dates back to 1586, is carved from stone and features a resin-bronze unicorn sculpted by Scott Sutherland in the 1960s.

The Howff

The Howff is the name given to the historic graveyard that lies on the south of Meadowside in Dundee. It occupies the garden of the former Greyfriars monastery, which was founded by Devorgilla Balliol in the 13th Century. The monastery was destroyed in 1548 and Mary Queen of Scots gifted the land to Dundee.

Cox's Stack

Cox's Stack is an 85m (282 ft) high chimney in the Lochee area of the city and one of the remaining relics of Dundee's once buoyant jute industry. It was constructed in 1866 and formed part of the Cox Brothers' Camperdown Works, one of the largest jute factories of its time. Modelled on an Italian campanile, the Stack was designed by local architect James MacLaren.l

Balgay Bridge

Balgay Bridge spans 80 feet across a natural gorge in Balgay Park, a public space in west central Dundee. The decorative iron crossing was constucted in 1872. 

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