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Broughty Castle Museum, Dundee

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Perched on a point surrounded by the waters of the Firth of Tay, Broughty Castle Museum stands as a survivor of multiple battles, sieges, and conflicts. Originally constructed at the tail end of the 15th century, this stout fortress has undergone multiple improvements and renovations throughout its history. Visit the sturdy castle and explore its museum documenting the development of the surrounding town and its people. Learn about the tumultuous years leading up to 1550, when the structure switched hands between the warring Scots, French, and English several times in a short span. Afterward, be sure to climb up to the top deck and enjoy sweeping views over the town, coast, and the Firth of Tay. To visit Broughty Castle Museum on your trip to Dundee, use our Dundee trip itinerary maker site .
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  • A fun castle to explore while you are in Dundee. If you purchase a Historical Scotland pass this is one of the stops on the pass. You do not need to allow a long time to visit, but worth a stop. The m...  more »
  • Great views of the river from this vantage point and some lovely restaurants and pubs nearby for a drink or a meal .  more »
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  • Nice castle which is free to visit. On a good day it's nice but very small. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area. The beach next to the castle is good as it gets in Scotland if you go on a nice day. From the top of the castle there is a mesh fence so it's hard to see much view.
  • I've always loved looking around this place and it's hardly changed since I was wee, which I find oddly comforting. I now take my own son, and he loves it. The exhibits are interesting and the view from the top is great on a clear day. The narrow staircase is a bit of a harrowing experience getting up and down but there is not a lot that can be done about that understandably.
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