The city of Jute, Jam and Journalism, Dundee has been regenerated in recent years with a waterfront that has 2 nautical museums: RRS Discovery, Captain Scott’s Antarctic expedition ship, and 19th-century warship, HM Frigate Unicorn. North of the water, Verdant Works is a museum celebrating the city’s jute-manufacturing heritage.
Travel by car on Thursday. 60 miles so maybe 90 minutes. Stay in premiere Inn Dundee Centre hotel on Waterfront next to cycleway, V&A and 5 minutes walk from Trades House Bar. Sunset is 1830 in October.
Thursday – Monifieth and back (16 miles)
We cycle to Claypotts Castle then down past the Seven Arches Viaduct on Dundee’s green circular route back the North Sea Cycle path and eat in Broughty Ferry with its many pubs and restaurants. Options include The Ship Inn The Wetherspoons Jollys and three top-rated Indian restaurants. Short 4 miles cycleway home ( lights needed)
Friday – Dundee to Arbroath Cycle ( 19 miles)
A 09:30 start. Cycle along dedicated flat cycle paths to Broughty Ferry, through Carnoustie, and to Arbroath where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed on 6 April 1320. “… for, as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom – for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.” Try some Smokies by the harbour and sample some beer in The Smugglers Bar then up to The Corn Exchange. Train back to Dundee for £6 at 15:04,15:50 ( LNER), 15:59, 16:43 etc
Saturday – Dundee to St Andrews (20 miles)
Along the coast to Tayport, then circuit Tentsmuir Forest before passing through Leuchars with its army base home to RAF squadrons and an airfield since 1911. We lunch in St Andrews and get the train back to Dundee at 15:25, 15:48 (LNER), 16:22
Sunday – Errol (12 miles each way)
A flat cycle along the coast to Errol for lunch. Perhaps an option for the car drivers to pick up others. Scotland Premiere Sunday market takes place in the small town of Errol. Drive home in the late afternoon. If trains running could continue to Perth? 22 miles in total and hill at end
A list of pubs with beer gardens; https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/food-drink/2149810/beer-gardens-tayside-fife/
Things to see
Tourist Guide https://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/dundee/
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