Strategically erected on the 'strong point of the Tay', Broughty Castle was erected to defend the nation against a growing English navy,
For two hundred years the castle was a key fixture in clashes between the Scots and the English forces, being captured and re-captured on numerous occasions by opposing sides. By the 1700s the castle had fallen out of use and was left in ruins. However, in 1860 with the threat of a French invasion, Broughty Castle was used once more as a defensive fort, and again in WW2 as a defensive post.
Nowadays Broughty Castle's fighting days are over and is used as a museum featuring displays and exhibitions on the history of the town of Broughty Ferry and its residents. The museum is free of charge.
Top tip: Head up to the observation post for spectacular views across the River Tay. You might even be able to spot a few dolphins on a clear day.