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Broughty Castle, Dundee
(4.3/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
Perched on a point surrounded by the waters of the Firth of Tay, Broughty Castle 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. A visit to Broughty Castle represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Dundee vacation generator to plot your vacation.
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  • The stairs are steep and narrow turning round as you go up. We were welcomed by staff on the first floor where there is a museum. The second floor held a lovely surprise - it was a super art gallery f...  more »
  • Well we stayed for two nights and wanted to see a few the local places of interest and this was the first real impressive loads stairs to climb up the spiral but nice displays good views and free so t...  more »
  • Spent a very interesting hour or so exploring the exhibits and historical information provided. Worth a visit if you are in the area. Dogs are not permitted inside the castle. It can also be windy at ...  more »
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  • Excellently preserved historic castle with stunning views up and down the Tay. Some interesting artifacts and historical information. Free parking and free admission just an added bonus. Some of the internal stairs are very narrow and steep so not really accessible to some. Overall a good couple of hours.
  • its Free! Nice to drop by and explore. We also saw dolphins in the water.
  • The castle is pleasant but the museum was not worth the time.
  • Nice place to visit for a few hours with crazy golf course or beach and kids play area with loads of shops nearby if looking for food and drink.
  • A lovely little foray into local history. The castle is well presented, though the staircase is quite steep and narrow. The staff are very knowledgeable about the exhibits and always helpful. Great views of the surrounding beaches too