The great captain and pirate William Kidd once said, 'I have been sworn against by perjured and wicked people.â€ This hero was the pride of Dundee during the 17th century. The city got its name from two common Celtic names: element 'dun' meaning fort and the second cognate with the Gaelic 'de' -meaning fire. Dundee's history begins as far as medieval times. Travelers visiting Scotland definitely need to check out this one of a kind city. There are plenty of interesting places to see and the welcoming Dundee hotels will treat their guests like an honorary Scott.
Get cheap accommodation in Dundee
While in Dundee you surely want to enjoy everything this rich historical city has to offer. There is an abundance of cheap hotels ready to be occupied by any budget traveler. Take for example the Premier Inn Dundee North Hotel which is off the A90 road. It is a contemporary no-frills hotel which is 6 minutes' walk from the Dundee Ice Arena, 3.3 miles from Dundee city center and 4.6 miles from Dundee airport. The proximity is just ideal for any visitor looking to get around freely and conveniently. This is one of those cheap hotels with rooms ranging from single and double to family rooms with 2 pull-out beds with kids under the age of 15 can eat and stay free of charge with paying adults. The in-room amenities include free Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms, showers, tea and coffee makers, TVs with digital channels and desks. There is an adjacent All Inns pub/restaurant and free parking. Breakfast is at an extra cost and includes a buffet. Since there are many budget hotels in Dundee you may also be interested in checking out The Craigtay Hotel Dundee, Dunlaw House Hotel, Travelodge, and Travelodge Hotel Dundee.
Relax in stylish and elegant accommodation in Dundee
If you are up for some serious pampering, then make sure to visit one of the many renowned Dundee Hotels. The Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, which is across from the city Quay, is a contemporary hotel which is 6 minutes' walk from Caird Hall and 14 minutes' walk from Dundee train station. The rooms are colorful with designer toiletries, free Wi-Fi, 42-inch flat screen TVs and tea and coffee makers. Suites have separate living areas with mini fridges and views of the Quay or Tay Bridge. The bar and brassier offers global fare serves breakfast, lunch and evening meals. There is a spa, fitness suite, an indoor pool, hot tubs, a sauna, a steam room and 5 treatment rooms. Other amenities include meeting spaces for up to 375 people and free parking. The list of luxury hotels in Dundee is massive but here are few to get you thinking: Malmaison Dundee, The Fort Hotel, Hotel Broughty Ferry and Balmuirfield House Bed and Breakfast.
Tourist sites in Dundee
The city is dominated by The Law which is a large hill to the north of the center of the city and the Firth of Tay. The city has many churches dating back to the 16th century. The oldest building in the city is St Mary's tower which is dated from the late 15th century. There are also several castles that can be found in the city.