Angus and Dundee is a truly exclusive destination on the eastern part of the Scottish mainland in the district of Tayside. It is a place where coastal life, country and the city sit hand in hand. The Angus Glens are one of Scotland's untouched places with mountains in excess of three thousand feet, rugged coastline, the North Sea, lochs, moorland covered in grasses and heather and narrow twisting roads. Dundee is situated on the river Tay and is the fourth largest city in Scotland. This area has various architectural styles and Ninewells Hospital Dundee is certainly an interesting example.
Angus and Dundee have so much variety, which is why it is such a popular holiday destination. Many people book Dundee hotels and never get to see what Angus has on offer, content only to travel Dundee's streets. However this means you miss out on a great deal that the area has on offer. One of the best ways to make sure you don't miss out on anything is rent self-catering holiday rental. holiday cottages are a popular choice as they offer a home away from home experience without the costs being too high.
Cottages are becoming so popular that they are regularly advertised by TSPC Dundee (Dundee Property Centre) and the Angus Council and Dundee Council (Dundee City Council) tourist board answers general enquiries and will provide a Dundee map. Monifieth holiday cottages are convenient for the Grange Golf Club, the seaside and Broughty Ferry.
Country cottages in the Angus Glens are ideal for walkers, nature lovers and bird watchers and one of the most beautiful places to holiday is Glen Cova above which is Glen Doll where footpaths and narrow roads take you into the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains.
There are a number of special events, galas and fetes in Angus and Dundee throughout the year and these are generally publicised in the Dundee evening telegraph and Courier Dundee newspaper, usually alongside Dundee council announcements and jobs Dundee. These include the all summer long Angus music festival (Hairst), Glamis Castle's music and transport galas, the Arbroath Sea Fest, continental and farmers markets, the Angus Glens Walking Festival and Dundee's Summer Festival. It is a good idea to book your holiday accommodation early if you are planning to visit at festival time.
The Overgate shopping centre in Dundee was built after the demolition of the Angus Hotel. This magnificent glass fronted building is another fine example of modern architecture and it can only be described as shopping heaven. Caird Hall, Dundee is a building of great statue and a unique Concert/Conference venue offering a full range of pop/rock, classical, comedy, ballet, classical, opera and traditional concerts.
The Dundee Rep Theatre has full-time resident company of contemporary actors and dancers and Dundee contemporary arts (DCA Dundee) have an excellent gallery and brilliant films. The Dundee Ice Arena and Dundee Stars Ice Hockey Club should also be put on your list to visit.
The sun shines brightly in Angus and Dundee and a keen wind blows on its coast and in winter the peaks sparkle with snow.
Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Airports serve Angus and Dundee. There is a city centre railway station in Dundee and an excellent bus network.