Developer of the hugely popular grand theft auto games, Rockstar north was originally founded as DMA design in Dundee. However the cities video game roots go even deeper than this. The First ever Sinclair ZX Spectrum machines were developed in the city by Timex.
The actor Brian Cox (famous for portraying Hannibal Lector in Man hunter) comes from Dundee, another of the city’s links to film is the Dundee mountain film festival, which is held at the end of every November, why not book a cheap hotel room and visit the film festival. Many times has the city contributed to the music industry with Snow Patrol, The View and KT Tunstall having been born and/or educated here.
Why not take a trip to McManus Galleries; an art gallery/history museum or Mills Observatory a public astronomical observatory with is free! If that doesn’t take your fancy then whilst in Scotland you have to go hill walking in the highlands!
There are two large shopping centres in Dundee and a great high street and the usual retail parks situated out of town. There are countless pubs and clubs from themed to traditional.
The Dundee backpacker building is in the earliest part of the town and the building dates back to 1560. It stands in an old courtyard now covered by a glass roof and they allow you to come and go at any hour by giving you a building key as well as a room key, great for those who enjoy late nights
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