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Dundee History And Guide

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Summary:
Dundee (Gaelic - Dùn Dèagh - Dun means fort) has a fantastic and
interesting history. The setting is visually stunning and rivals any city
in Bonny Scotland. The law (meaning hill), once an active volcano, sits
in the centre of Dundee providing a romantic vantage point to all sides
of City.

Robert the Bruce was crowned king of Scotland in Dundee - the year 1309.
He couldn't have wished for a more beautiful setting to officially wear
his crown for the first time.

Dunde...


Keywords:
Dundee, Dundee history,Dundee Guide,Scotland,Bonny Scotland,Silvery
Tay,Broughty Ferry,Dundee travel


Article Body:
Dundee (Gaelic - Dùn Dèagh - Dun means fort) has a fantastic and
interesting history. The setting is visually stunning and rivals any city
in Bonny Scotland. The law (meaning hill), once an active volcano, sits
in the centre of Dundee providing a romantic vantage point to all sides
of City.

Robert the Bruce was crowned king of Scotland in Dundee - the year 1309.
He couldn't have wished for a more beautiful setting to officially wear
his crown for the first time.

Dundee has been known for the three Js - Jute, Jam & Journalism, but now
only one J survives - Journalism. When jute was being produced in Dundee,
the city had more millionaires per square mile than any other city in the
UK. Although industry has died rapidly in the city, technology is
thriving and this supports the two main Universities - Dundee University
& Abertay.

Journalism is still going strong in the city and this is purely because
of the business skills utilised by the management. DC Thomson's have
created some amazing characters in their comic books (Desperate Dan,
Billy Whizz & my favourite character - Rodger the Dodger) which still
haven't been exploited fully in the new multimedia age we all live in.
Maybe like Marvel it might take a change of management, or a younger DC
generation before the great characters that DC has created is exploited
to the full.

Shipbuilding and the whaling trade also played a major part in Dundee.
Dundee has the unenviable reputation of being the king in terms of whales
killed per head of population in Scotland. The men who ventured out in
mid winter to harpoon the whales, whilst misguided were probably the
bravest men you could ever meet. Even now you get the occasional whale
swimming into the river Tay and hopefully escaping back into the oceans.

Dundee is now turning into a frontier town yet again and offers easy
access to the rest of Scotland whilst maintaining its relaxed pace of
life. The three main cities of Bonny Scotland are within easy reach as is
St Andrews, the home of golf and Perth which if it continues growing at
the same rate will soon become a city! Dundee is ideally place to visit
and admire the natural beauty of Scotland.

The "Silvery" River Tay is both beautiful and geographically important.
The railway bridge has played an important part in UK history. Thomas
Bouch designed the bridge and was ultimately blamed when a section of it
collapsed during a storm in 1879. It is now thought by some that it
wasn't his design to blame but the builders who used poor quality
material to save costs. This is probably where the saying "it's a botch
up" comes from.

Dundee has many tourist attractions including the Discovery Ship & the
Frigate Unicorn. Unicorn is the oldest surviving wooden battle ship in
the UK.

If you are looking for entertainment, Dundee has it all. Music is alive
and well and the bars and nightclubs are second to none. For the younger
generation the west end is full of lively and cosmopolitan drinking holes
like the DCA. If you want to party the night away you will not go wrong
by visiting Fat Sams or the London Night Club.

In Broughty Ferry a pub worth a visit is the Fisherman's Tavern. Broughty
Ferry is more welcoming to people who are looking for a more relaxed pace
of life.

Dundee has such an amazing history that it is impossible to do it justice
in such a short article. Whatever you are looking for in a city you will
not go far wrong by coming to the Banks of the Silvery Tay and sampling
the lovely delights this city has to offer in Bonny Scotland.

				
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