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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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  • Located a short train bus ride from the centre of Dundee, this is a small castle with an interesting collection of exhibits. Note there is a need to climb spiral staircases. There is also plenty for....  more
    Located a short train bus ride from the centre of Dundee, this is a small castle with an interesting collection of exhibits. Note there is a need to climb spiral staircases. There is also plenty for....  more »
  • Stopped in here with a friend expecting to stay a short time for a look around but stayed for ages The displays inside were very interesting and the castle grounds well worth an explore - great... 
    Stopped in here with a friend expecting to stay a short time for a look around but stayed for ages The displays inside were very interesting and the castle grounds well worth an explore - great...  more »
  • I'd review this Castle as being very good for a number of reasons as follows- Its based right on the riverside and is typically imposing and grand, it offers free parking, it has a visitors shop... 
    I'd review this Castle as being very good for a number of reasons as follows- Its based right on the riverside and is typically imposing and grand, it offers free parking, it has a visitors shop...  more »
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  • Website said it was open, but when we got there, it was closed.
  • Great place for a quick visit. Beautiful views of the sea and Dundee. It's definitely worth a visit when you're in Dundee. Not pram/buggy or wheelchair accessible.
  • Very interesting old castle on the beach. I won't comment on the beach experience as the weather was enough for you to seek refuge in castle asap. Engaging pair of knowledgeable guides inside who I'd happily listen to all day. Art, weapons, cannons, dino bones, (dolphins?). What more could you want from a castle?
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