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Caird Hall - This unique Concert/Conference venue is situated in the heart of the City of Dundee. Positioned boldly overlooking the pedestrianised City Square a full range of opera, ballet, comedy, choral, classical, pop/rock and traditional concerts are programmed throughout the year.

Dundee Rep - Situated just 5 minutes walk from Athollbank, the Rep Theatre is the home of the Ensemble Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Creative Learning team. Hosts events, sometimes free, such as book signings, talks and occasional music. The theatre has its own cafe and restaurant.

Whitehall Theater - Just 5 minutes from Athollbank, the Whitehall Theatre hosts a variety of shows and productions throughout the year. Whether you attend a period drama, an musical or panto you can be assured that your time at the Whitehall will be well spent.

DCA - Dundee Contemporary Arts is a world-class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture. Situated on the Perth Road, just a few minutes walk from Athollbank.

Popular Visitor Attractions

McManus Art Gallery & Museum - The 'revitalised' McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum was re-opened in February 2010 following an extensive refurbishment programme.

Verdant Works - At Verdant works the rattle and roar of original restored machinery transport you back over 100 years to an era when Jute was King and Dundee was its realm.

Discovery Point - A trip to Discovery Point is an adventure in its own right as audiovisual shows, computer-based multimedia and displays of the actual artefacts of the crew transport you to Antarctica. 

Frigate Unicorn - Unicorn is a unique survivor from the brief transitional period between the traditional wooden sailing ship and the revolutionay steamship, and is now one of the six oldest ships left in the world.

Sensation Science Centre - Dundee Science Centre is the only UK science centre based on the five senses. If you thought Science was boring think again! Sensation brings science to life in dozens of imaginative ways. 

Sporting Activities

Fishing In Tayside - From the dramatic North Sea coast and the beautiful Tay estuary, to the Grampian Mountains and unspoilt beauty of the glens, rivers and countryside the historic and ancient counties of Angus and Perthshire combine to offer an enticing land of contrasts. This heartland contains a unique assortment of market towns and quaint coastal villages and the fascinating Cities of Dundee and Perth.

Golf Courses - With over 43 golf courses within 50 miles of the Athollbank Guest House, there is very little other places in the world can offer as much golf as Tayside and North Fife.

Ancrum Outdoor Centre - A non-profit making organisation offering a service primarily to the people of Dundee. Offering a broad range of activites for differing aims and objectives.

Olympia Leisure Centre - Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre.