Dundee named as one of the world's must visit destinations of 2018

Dundee has been named by Bloomberg alongside Los Angeles, Florence and Jordan as one of the top holiday destinations for travellers this year.

Dundee has been named by Bloomberg as a top destination for 2018

The city has made Bloomberg’s list of 22 “especially compelling” destinations that will be “especially hot” this year.

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The guide states: “Few international travellers have heard of this port town 60 miles north of Edinburgh.

One of the signature events of the Year of Young People will be the opening of Dundee's V&A Museum.

“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 adds: “It’s just one piece of a $1.3 billion revitalisation 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.”

The guide recommends that visitors visit Dundee in May and to avoid the city between November and February when the city experiences “notoriously rainy weather” and “painfully short” days.

One of the signature events of the Year of Young People will be the opening of Dundee's V&A Museum.

As well as cities to explore, Bloomberg recommends travellers get a glimpse of Cambodia, Borneo and Chilean Patagonia this year.