Is Dundee ‘punchin’? The only UK location in Lonely Planet’s top ten


(c) Ross Fraser McLean

I’ve had cause to report several times recently on Dundee apparently punching above its weight. See these:

Glasgow only UK city to make New York Times top ten cities to visit. Dundee makes CNN’s most design-savvy list with Tokyo and Paris

It’s Dundee hitting the headlines for all the right reasons and not for the first time this year

Silver medal and second in list of best places to start a new business 2017, it’s….. Edinburgh? No, it’s Dundee. Sit down Edinburgh.

‘University of Dundee is UK’s highest ranked institution for influencing innovation’

Now, today, we read:

‘The city of Dundee has been named one of the best places in Europe to visit this year by travel guide Lonely Planet. It is placed sixth on the guide’s best in Europe 2018 list which includes Italy’s food heartland of Emilia-Romagna, the northern Spanish region of Cantabria, Provence in France and Kosovo. Describing Dundee, Lonely Planet’s writers praised a creative scene that “increasingly attracts some of the UK’s most visionary talent”, building on its selection by Unesco as the UK’s first City of Design in 2014.’

It’s particularly good to hear this kind of thing about ‘Yes City 2014’.


3 thoughts on “Is Dundee ‘punchin’? The only UK location in Lonely Planet’s top ten

  1. John May 22, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Still haven’t heard it on any of the MSM ,7funny that isn’t it !


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