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Issue 33 - Fife & Dundee

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Scotland Magazine Issue 33
June 2007

 

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Fife & Dundee

What to do
Dundee

Camperdown Park
Coupar Angus Road
A country and leisure park with a range of activities including golf. Great for walking.
www.camperdownpark.com
Tel: +44 (0)1382 431 818

Dundee Contemporary Arts
Nethergate
Stylish and contemporary arts gallery with café, cinema facilities and some great exhibitions.
www.dca.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1382 909 900

Discovery Point
Discovery Quay
Museum telling the story of Captain Scott’sfamous ship, RRS Discovery, built here in 1900.
www.rrsdiscovery.com

Sensation Science Centre
Greenmarket
An interactive and innovative indoor children’s play and education centre.
www.sensation.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1382 228 800

The Law
This is a vantage point to the North of the town from where you can enjoy a panoramic view across the town and the estuary.

Verdant Works
West Henderson’s Wynd
Heritage museum recreating a jute mill in an entertaining way. Suitable for children.
www.verdantworks.com
Tel: +44 (0)1382 225 282

Dunfermline
Dunfermline Abbey Church
Margaret Street
Church and ruins with nearly 1,000 years of history.
www.dunfermlineabbey.co.uk

The Abbot House Heritage Centre
Maygate
A detailed trawl through the history of Dunfermline incorporating its role as a religious and trading centre and covering the period from the town’s inception to the current day.
www.abbothouse.co.uk

St Andrews
Craigtoun Park
By St Andrews
Provides the perfect day out for children, particularly young ones, with bouncy castles, boating lakes, trampolines and
adventure playgrounds.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 473 666

St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews
The ruins of what was the largest church in Scotland.
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

St Andrews Old Course
St Andrews
The world-famous course at the original home of golf. Don’t assume you won’t get on the course, particularly out of the main season.
www.standrews.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1334 466 666

Fife
Deep Sea World

North Queensferry
This is a tried and trusted aquarium experience aimed fairly and squarely at the family.
www.deepseaworld.com
Tel: +44 (0)1383 411 880

Isle of May
Firth of Forth
Nature reserve and breeding site for seabirds and seals. Ferry from Anstruther or Crail.
www.nnr-scotland.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1334 654 038

The Secret Bunker
Near Crail/Anstruther
Built to house up to 300 people from regional government in the event of a nuclear war, this museum has many great artefacts.
www.secretbunker.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1333 310 301

Where to Stay
Dundee
Fisherman’s Tavern

Fort Street, Broughty Ferry
Fisherman’s cottage converted in to a pub with rooms added more recently.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 775 941
www.fishermans-tavern-hotel.co.uk

Hotel Broughty Ferry
West Queen Street, Broughty Ferry Peaceful hotel with pool and spa in the basement and a stylish bar and bistro.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 480 027
www.hotelbroughtyferry.co.uk

Queens Hotel

Nethergate
Central and functional hotel near the Art Centre.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 322 515
www.queenshotel-dundee.com

Fife
Balbirnie House

Markinch
Country house hotel noted for its emphasis on style and service. Very good restaurant
Tel: +44 (0)1592 610 066
www.balbirnie.co.uk

Kilconquhar Castle Estate
near Elie
A few rooms are let within the castle itself with access to the pool, tennis and golf.
Tel: +44 (0)1333 340 501
www.kilconquharcastle.co.uk

Myres Castle
Auchtermuchty
Luxury castle available for exclusive hire.
Tel: +44 (0)1337 828 350
www.myrescastle.com

Sandford Hill
Near Wormit
A tranquil hotel with wonderful gardens and a unique atmosphere.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 541 802
www.sandfordhotelfife.com

St Andrews
Fairmont St Andrews

St Andrews
Modern and accessible American-style hotel with fine dining and a relaxed openplan atmosphere.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 837 000
www.standrewsbay.com

Old Course St Andrews
What can you say? Surrounded by golf, nestling in the town, open and accessible but stylish and grandiose, too.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 474 371
www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk

Old Station

Stravithie Bridge
Boutique rooms and comfy facilities in a converted station.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 880 505
www.theoldstation.co.uk

Rufflets
Strathkiness Low Road
Luxury country house close with lovely gardens and pleasant restaurant.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 472 594
www.rufflets.co.uk

Where to eat
Dundee
The Agacan

Perth Road
Bohemian style venue with Turkish food. A Dundee favourite.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 644 227

Café Buongiorno

Bank Street
Good quality Italian food close to the shopping centre.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 221 179

Café Montmartre
Gray Street
Bistro with French and African cuisine on the varied menu.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 739 313

Dil’se
Perth Street
Bangladeshi and other Asian style dishes in a contemporary setting.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 221 501
www.dilse-restaurant.co.uk

Gulistan House
Queen Street, Broughty Ferry Curry in a converted church, so certainly different.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 738 844
www.gulistanhouse.com

Howie’s
South Tay Street
Bar/café and restaurant from a group that has outlets in Edinburgh and Aberdeen too.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 200 399

Jahangir
Session Street
Another favourite local curry house.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 202 022
www.jahangirdundee.co.uk

Mandarin Garden
South Tay Street
Atmospheric and stylish Chinese food with emphasis on seafood.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 227 733

The Royal Oak
Brook Street
Pub specialising in curries and other Asian specialities.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 229 440

The Ship Inn
Fisher Street, Broughty Ferry
Atmospheric historic pub with acceptable Scottish food.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 779 176

The Social
South Tay Street
Style bar with mixed and modern menu.
Tel: +44 (0)1382 202 070
www.socialanimal.co.uk

St Andrews
Balaka Bangladeshi Restaurant

Alexandra Place
Top Asian restaurant with its own herb and spice gardens for added authenticity.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 474 825
www.balaka.com

Broons Bistro
North Street
Contemporary menu and nice atmosphere in modern surroundings.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 478 479

The Doll’s House
Church Square
Family-friendly venue with nice atmosphere and mixed and modern menu.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 477 422
www.dolls-house.co.uk

The Grange Inn
Grange Road
Popular country pub with quality menu.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 472 670

The Seafood Restaurant
Bruce Embankment
Lovely surroundings, very good seafood, nice atmosphere.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 479 475
www.theseafoodrestaurant.com

The Vine Leaf
South Street
A very popular restaurant with a varied menu to suit all tastes.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 477 497
www.vineleafstandrews.co.uk

Fife
The Cellar

East Green, Anstruther
Specialises in top quality seafood locally
sourced and widely regarded as one of the
best eating experiences in Scotland.
Tel: +44 (0)1333 310 378

The Greenhouse

High Street, Falkland
Homemade food in a café/bistro environment.
Tel: +44 (0)1337 858 400
www.greenhouserestaurant.com

Old Rectory
West Quality Street, Dysart
Popular and cosy restaurant.
Tel: +44 (0)1592 651211

Ostler’s Close
Bonnygate, Cupar
Bistro/restaurant that features quality local food including organic and vegetarian produce.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 655 574
www.ostlersclose.co.uk

The Peat Inn
Cupar
Something of a Scottish institution, with a superb reputation for great food and atmosphere.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 840 206
www.thepeatinn.co.uk

The Ship Inn
Elie
Quality food in the inn or the boatshed next door. A wonderful experience.
Tel: +44 (0)1333 330 246
www.ship-elie.com

Wok & Spice
St Monans, Anstruther
Malaysian food to takeaway prepared on proper woks. Outstanding.
Tel: +44 (0)1333 730 888