|You can choose between swimming or
surfing, boating or batting, a horse saddle or a bicycle saddle or, for that matter,
outdoors or indoors. Cinemas, theatres, restuarants, nightclubs and sports and leisure
Dundee the city of discovery
11th century saw the first recorded reference to the settlement of Dundee, although
probably around 6500 BC the first Dundonians appeared in the area. 1191 saw King William
the Lion granting the first Royal Charter but in 1298 Edward I of England destroyed the
town. In 1309 Robert the Bruce was proclaimed King of Scots in Dundee. However
Dundee was left in ruins by Richard II and in 1547 the town was besieged and damaged by
the English fleet. In 1557 Dundee was fined for supporting the Reformed church and was
again burned by the Marquis of Montrose in 1645. 1651 say the siege by General Monck where
1200 citizens were massacred and the town and all shipping was destroyed. In 1673 the town
gets a coat-of-arms. So all in all a pretty historic and violent place and a rich
historical heritage for the visitor.
Did you know that all the covered wagons that trailed across
America were covered with Dundee-made tarpaulin?
Angus, the land of
the mysterious Pictish people whose intricately carved stones still guard their secrets.
History comes alive at Glamis
Castle, childhood home of HM The Queen Mother, and at the 12th century Arbroath
Abbey, whilst the dramatic North Sea coast contrasts with the timeless beauty and peace of
the Angus Glens.
Visit the Angus & Dundee Tourist Board
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