The View from the Dundee Law, Scotland
(In Scotland, the word LAW means HILL
and it is wrong to refer to this landmark as the Law Hill, which would mean Hill
At a height of over 500 feet above sea level, Dundee Law provides a popular,
easily accessed vantage point placed high above the centre of Dundee, Scotland's
fourth largest city. This long-since extinct volcano is featured on the
local Dundee City Council logo (below) and its great height dominates the
surrounding area, and can be seen from very many miles away. There is a
viewpoint where visitors can scan the view and be informed of the many
worthwhile scenes to be had, from the Grampian Mountains to the North and as far
as the Southern Uplands of Lothian, south of Edinburgh. Across the Firth
of Tay can be seen the 'Kingdom' of Fife, travelling north across the Tay
Road Bridge from where, the Law can be seen in full majesty. The famous Tay Rail Bridge can
also be seen curving its way across the River Tay taking trains to Edinburgh and
London. Numerous other landmarks can be seen.
This panoramic view can be controlled by
holding down your mouse left-button and moving the cursor left or right over the 'screen'.
Visitors who know the top of the Law will realise that the panoramic view
above has been deliberately arranged to leave out the War Memorial and the radio
repeater station which are both situated there - the memorial is illustrated
below - the small radio station is an eyesore and does not deserve a
LOOK HERE for a much better, static view of the
River Tay and part of Dundee, from the same viewpoint, courtesy of Jimmie R. in
Oz. It's a 'big picture' but at 100% you can get good detail. Astute
viewers will realise that the photograph was taken quite a few years ago.
Careful cyclists and car drivers can reach the top of the Dundee Law by the
narrow roadway. Gain access from Hill Street or Kinghorne Road, via Law
Road. There are toilet facilities at the foot of the narrow road.
There is a considerable amount of information available on the Internet
about Dundee, the surrounding area, and Scotland in general - why not visitscotland.com
Check out the website for more.
The panoramic feature was -