Dundee by the Forth Rail Bridge

Name of walk Dundee by the Forth Rail Bridge
Date of walk 2017-01-23

We went to Dundee by rail over the Forth Rail Bridge and the Tay Bridge. My late Grandfather, Alexander Green, was born here, but I had never been to visit. We would have a walk around for four hours and see the sights.

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My Grandfather (Early 1980's) 1912-1996.

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We had breakfast in Wetherspoons.The Scott Monument in daylight. Both are next to the railway station.

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View from the train to the Forth Road Bridges.

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The distinctive red girders of the Forth Rail Bridge.

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The Tay Rail Bridge and the approach to Dundee.

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Dead friendly these Dundee folk! (It was a hearse advertising Ghost Tours)

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Royal Research Ship Discovery (Captain's Scott ship) at the Discovery Point Visitor Centre.

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A Desperate Dan Statue in the High St. The Courier Building in Dundee published comics such as The Beano and The Dandy.

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McManus Art Gallery and Museum. We spent a couple of hours here.

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The Howff, once an orchard of the largest Greyfriars in Scotland, was gifted to Dundee by Mary Queen of Scots in 1564 and is one of the finest ancient graveyards in Scotland.

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The Tay Road Bridge.

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Looking over to the Tay Rail Bridge. We wanted to return to Edinburgh by daylight so we headed back just after three.

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The Tay Rail Bridge from the train as we head back to Edinburgh.

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You can see the remains of the collapsed old Tay Bridge.

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My Grandfather's 80th birthday, Scotch in hand!

Dundee proved to be an interesting place, but more time is needed to explore it properly. I was glad to have made the journey.

Jo.

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