Dundee car hire gives you the freedom of the city, as well as the chance to play at the home of golf, plus trips to the Scottish Highlands...
Around 60 miles north of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, and within minutes of the bracing east coast of Scotland, the city of Dundee attracts holidaymakers for golfing and city breaks. Dundee is the gateway to the spiritual home of golf - The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, which sprawls handsomely some 14 miles south of the city. But golf widows and non-golfers find plenty of diversions in Dundee away from the manicured greens and lush fairways.
The fascinating and long history of Dundee, a former fishing and trading port, winds around many of the tourist attractions here. Visitors also like to delve into the industries behind Dundee's nickname as the “city of jam, jute and journalism”: marmalade was invented and commercially produced here for the first time; jute mills dominated the skyline some 150 years ago (and encouraged the local whaling industry as whale oil was required to produce jute); and DC Thomson and Co found a home in Dundee in 1905, producing comics such as The Beano and The Dandy.
You can find out more about Dundee's past at attractions such as Discovery Point, HM Frigate Unicorn, Dundee Science Centre and the Verdant Works. Other places worth discovering include the Mills Observatory.
Be sure to get a taste of Scotland when you enjoy a break in Dundee. Sumptuous Scottish produce is in abundance here - let your taste buds tackle dishes such as haggis, Angus beef, kippers, stovies and fresh seafood.
Collecting you hire car in Dundee is a doddle. Book your car in advance and pick it up at Dundee airport (DND; in Scottish Gaelic it is Port-adhair Dhùn Dèagh), which is just a few minutes south of the city. Alternatively, collect your rental car at one of the convenient downtown locations in and around Dundee. To find a great deal on car hire, compare prices on TravelSupermarket using the handy search tool.
When you book car rental, Dundee becomes a great base from which to explore this corner of bonny Scotland...
For many visitors flying into Dundee and picking up a hire car, there's only one place on their mind: St Andrews. It's a 30-minute drive south of Dundee, crossing the mighty Firth of Tay on the Tay Road Bridge. As well as the famed Old Course, there are a handful of other courses and plenty for golf fans to get excited about around the town of St Andrews.
If ancient history comes closer to ticking your holiday boxes, you can take your car and go in search of objects left behind by the Picts - the Celtic tribes that roamed these lands hundreds of years ago. Their carved stones are an important reminder of their lives and you can hop in your car to follow the beguiling Pictish Trail. Begin at Pictavia, a visitor centre in Brechin (a 35-minute drive from Dundee), to learn more about the Picts and to pick up the trail.
When the sun shines in summer, locals flock to nearby beaches to make the most of the warm weather. Whatever the sky is doing, you can wrap up accordingly and explore wild sections of the coastline, such as the gorgeous swathe of sands at Montrose, or family beaches in places such as Broughty Ferry, a 15-minute drive from the heart of Dundee.
If you've got a taste for the outdoors, Scotland is the place to be. This inspiring landscape mesmerises all who visit and captures a piece of their hearts forever. The forests and mountains of the Cairngorms can be reached within a two-hour drive of Dundee, as can Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The peaks, valleys, castles, lochs and traditional villages of the Scottish Highlands can be accessed in three hours from Dundee, so it might be wise to find a nice hotel here with the help of TravelSupermarket.