River Tay Tour
This route contains 2hrs 8mins driving time and comes to 70 miles for the day.
It is designed to make a nice Half Day Tour. The route takes from St Andrews via the scenic river Tay back road to Newburgh than over the Tay bridge near Perth up a bendy mountain road overviewing the river Tay to Dundee, Tayport & back to St Andrews.
Located on the south bank of the Firth of Tay, the royal burgh of Newburgh is an agricultural community that overlook the marshy Mugdrum Island.
To the east lies the overgrown ruins of the ancient Lindores Abbey, arguably the birthplace of Scottish whisky. The abbey overlooks the famed salmon fishing waters of the River Tay.
This route takes you over the Friarton Bridge across river Tay. Instead of following the dual carriage way we will take you up the hills into forrests (Kinfauns) overlooking the river Tay with truly stunning views.
These windy back roads will take you passed Pitroddie and Kilspindie back onto the main road A90 to Dundee
Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and a fantastic base for touring, shopping, eating out, entertainment and visiting a varied mix of attractions.
Dundee – ‘one city, many discoveries’ – has transformed itself in recent years into a lively, cosmopolitan centre that’s an increasingly popular choice as a short city-break destination or for a great family day out.
Once heavily industrialised, Dundee is now developing exciting commercial, cultural, artistic, and scientific dimensions to take it forward into the 21st century.
RRS Discovery was the last traditional wooden three-masted ship to be built in Britain. Designed for Antarctic research, she was launched as a Royal Research Ship in 1901.
The purpose of the vessel was to warn mariners by sight, light or sound of the dangers of the North Carr rocks which are situated 1.7 miles off Fife Ness at the turning point for vessels entering the Forth from the North and bound for the Tay. The North Carr is currently berthed in the Victoria Dock, Dundee, awaiting restoration as an exhibition space.
Unicorns are the heraldic supporters of the Scottish Royal Arms, and an earlier Unicorn was the flagship of the old Scots navy. Almost every Scottish town has a Unicorn carved on the pinnacle of its ‘Merkat Cross’.
The motto of the Burgh is Te oportet alte ferri (“It is incumbent on you to carry yourself high”), a rather terrible pun on Tayport at auld Tay Ferry.
Tayport lies close to the north east tip of Fife. To the north it looks across the River Tay to Broughty Ferry and Broughty Castle. To the east is the vast Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, an area of forested dunes measuring some 3 km from east to west and 6 km from north to south and edged by wide sands that continue all the way round to the mouth of the River Eden.
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