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Day Trip To Broughty Ferry, Scotland

Updated: Apr 24, 2021

With the summer school holidays here for another few weeks have you thought about visiting Broughty Ferry? Broughty Ferry located in the Scottish region of Dundee and Angus can be overshadowed by its larger city neighbour - Dundee. Filled with history, the fishing town is a great day out for all the family. Here's why it shouldn't be overlooked.

Broughty Ferry Town and Harbour ©MDHarding

Day Trip To Broughty Ferry, Scotland

Getting To Broughty Ferry

We traveled from Edinburgh by car taking an hour and a half along the main roads through Dundee and into Broughty Ferry. There is also the alternative pretty coastal Fife route which takes you via the charming villages of Crail, Pittenweem and Anstruther or via the Tay Bridge. Parking is free in the town but beware it can get quite busy on sunny days!

The other option is to travel by train to Dundee then take the local bus which would take considerably longer. There is also the Citylink or Stagecoach buses from Edinburgh.

If you opt to travel by train get your camera ready! Grab yourself a comfy seat on the left-hand side of the train for the first half of the journey as you cross the UNESCO heritage Forth Rail Bridge with views across the Firth of Forth and the charming villages of both South and North Queensferry. As you get close to Dundee switch to the right-hand side to get views from the Tay Rail Bridge across the River Tay and the new V & A Dundee museum.

North Queensferry, the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing From The Forth Rail Bridge ©MDHarding

What To See And Do

Broughty Castle