Dundee named alongside Los Angeles, Singapore, Florence and Patagonia in Bloomberg ‘top 22’ world destinations

© Alan Richardson/iStockDundee is named next to LA, Chilean Patagonia and Florence on the list.
Dundee is named next to LA, Chilean Patagonia and Florence on the list.

A leading US business magazine has named Dundee next to Los Angeles, Singapore and Florence as one of the top destinations in the world.

The City of Discovery is sixth on Bloomberg Businessweek’s “top 22” destinations to visit in 2018.

It takes its places on the “where to go” list next to entire countries including Singapore, South Korea, Jordan, Namibia and Fiji. Chilean Patagonia and Borneo also feature next to Dundee on the list.

Bloomberg claims that May is the best time of year to visit Tayside, citing the forthcoming V&A Museum, the RRS Discovery and the city’s proximity to Edinburgh.

It adds that November to February is the worst time to visit Dundee as “the area’s notoriously rainy weather is at its worst and the days are painfully short”.

It comes after the city was named “Scotland’s coolest city” by the Wall Street Journal.

The Bloomberg article states that “few international travellers have heard of this port town 60 miles north of Edinburgh”, adding: “It’s best known as the 19th-century centre of the jute trade and the (supposed) birthplace of orange marmalade.

“Scotland’s coolest city”: Wall Street Journal names Dundee in world’s top ten travel destinations

“But later this year, Scotland’s first design museum, the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, will open on the city’s waterfront in a gleaming building that evokes a ship’s prow jutting over the water; it will showcase Scotland’s wide-ranging design legacy, including Hunter boots and Dennis the Menace cartoons.

“It’s just one piece of a $1.3 billion revitalization project on the River Tay that will also include a new train station, art installations, and an urban beach—cementing Dundee’s status as an up-and-coming cultural hub.

“Travellers can come on day trips from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, or arrive directly by ship: Azamara Club Cruisesand Crystal Cruises make their first calls here in July.”