Broughty Castle, Broughty Ferry
View of Broughty Ferry through an upper window of Broughty Castle
A romantic view of the castle at Broughty Ferry
Broughty Ferry
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The city of Dundee is such a sprawling affair that Broughty Ferry, it seems, is just sort of tagged on at its edge, like an afterthought. But that's not quite right, because the town most certainly has its own very different feel to the expansive metropolis, and while Dundee might have ships, Broughty Ferry has a castle. And a free one at that.
There are precious few places in this country that boast a free castle, let me tell you. In some cases the castle can be a tad disappointing, being but one draughty room with a few holes in the walls where once there were doors and windows, and if it wasn't for the freeness you'd be thinking about asking for your money back. There are even some castles out there that are but a bit of wall, and there's only so long you can stare at a small pile of rubble before boredom sets in. But not here. Broughty Castle has many floors with many rooms and much to see and keep your interest while the wind whistles and whooshes outside its thick sturdy walls.
And in the town itself there is a pub like no other. It is one of those pubs that is so special you could probably count the number of such quality establishments in Scotland on your fingers and toes.
So go to the Ferry, as they say in Broughty Ferry, a place of fishermen and pubs, where the locals find the pronunciation of 'Broughty' so difficult they often leave it out altogether.
BROUGHTY CASTLE
VIEW FROM THE CASTLE
THE CASTLE, BROUGHTY FERRY
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How to
GET THERE
You can get a bus to Broughty Ferry from Dundee, which has a direct train service from Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh.
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