Information & Facts
Located on the eastern shore of Scotland's Angus region,
Dundee's climate is influenced by its coastal position and is
surprisingly mild with warm summer weather where daytime highs can
exceed 77°F (25°C). Autumn and winter are the wettest seasons and
the cold winds that whip through this coastal city often make
temperatures colder. The best time of year to visit Dundee is
during the summer months, between May and August when days are dry
and warm and the nights only slightly cool.
English is the official language, though visitors will be
astonished by the variety of regional accents.
The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100
pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and
American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards
should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign
currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels,
however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.
Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by
tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last
Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).