Are you ready to explore the darker side of Dundee’s history while strolling through the vibrant streets of the West End? Join us for an unforgettable journey as we delve into the intriguing stories and hidden secrets of this captivating city. Our Dundee Summer Walking Tours offer a storytelling experience, showcasing the darker aspects of local social history. Prepare to be enthralled, educated, and entertained!
Discover Dundee’s West End
Dundee’s West End has been a hub of community life for centuries, witnessing significant incidents throughout the city’s often-troubled past. From farmlands to the land of mills, this historic area has a rich tapestry of tales waiting to be unravelled. Our tours provide an opportunity to explore and appreciate the West End’s unique heritage while delving into the shadows of its dark history.
Begin your journey outside Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on Perth Road, where our knowledgeable guides, Stewart, and Louise, will be waiting to greet you. The “A Dark History” tour takes you on a leisurely walk down Perth Road, revealing Dundee’s worst moments along the way. From the devastating Tay Rail Disaster to the Liberty Tree Riots and General Monck’s siege on Dundee in 1651, you’ll gain insights into the city’s haunting past.
Join us at Seabraes viewpoint on Perth Road for our “Death in the West End” tour, where the darker side of Dundee’s history takes centre stage. As you explore the West End, you’ll encounter noteworthy locations and artwork that shed light on the city’s dark secrets. Murder and death feature heavily in this tour, but our guides infuse a touch of humour to balance the darkness, ensuring an engaging and memorable experience.
Testimonials from our Guests
“Loved the walk tonight. Was not sure what to expect but was blown away with the amount of knowledge that both the guides possessed. We were not born in Dundee but come from Edinburgh and Glasgow, so this was good informative information that we have taken onboard in our adopted city. Roll on the next walks.” – Satisfied Guest
“Dark Dundee – A Dark History – Went on this tour last week, thoroughly enjoyed and learned new things about a city I have lived in all my life. Tour guides are informative and make history interesting with a mixture of fact and humour. You would be mad to miss – would definitely book another tour.” – Delighted Participant
Experience Dundee’s Dark Side
Stewart and Louise, our experienced guides, have been leading walking tours in Dundee for over seven years. With their dynamic and engaging storytelling style, they ensure an immersive experience that will leave a lasting impression. Their wealth of knowledge and passion for Dundee’s history shines through as they reveal hidden gems and share captivating stories attached to the areas you’ll explore.
Join Our Walking Tours
Booking your spot on our walking tours is quick and easy. Simply click the button below or give us a call on 07446625682. We also offer the option of arranging private group tours, subject to availability and mutual agreement on dates and times.