Dundee Law is a hill right in the heart of Scotland's sunniest city. Yes you heard it right, Scotland regularly sees the sunshine and if it shines you're most likely to see it in Dundee.
Dundee Law takes its name from the Scottish word for "prominent hill" and is an example of a volcanic sill. If you're wondering what a sill is, it's where rock is formed when lava hardens in the cracks of a volcano. The summit of the hill is over 500 feet above sea level making it the best place to go to get a bird's eye view across the whole of Dundee and, on a clear day, over towards Fife, Perthshire and the Sidlaw Hills.
Right at the top of the hill, you'll find a memorial to those we lost in both world wars. It was first unveiled in May 1925 and today is still lit with a large flame at its top to mark significant dates in the calendar - 25 September to remember the Battle of Loos, on 24 October which is United Nations Day and 11 November for Armistice Day. If you enjoy watching forensic dramas you may also recognise the landmark from the TV drama Traces featuring Martin Compston.
For visitors to Taypark House, Dundee Law is just under a three mile drive from the hotel. It's popular with people to the area during the day and in the evening where the city is lit up with a multitude of colourful lights.
If you want to combine a visit with a shopping trip, shop, lunch and then take the 90 minute trip from the centre around the hill. It's definitely worth it and the walking route is easy to moderate. Alternatively visit with the kids and take a picnic with you. It's one of the best picnic spots in the city.