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The railway bridge across the River Tay at Dundee, two miles long, was built by the engineers W H and Crawford Barlow and was the longest bridge in Britain. It replaced the earlier bridge (1818) by Thomas Bouch, destroyed in a gale in 1879, with the loss of a train and 75 lives. This was one of the most disastrous structural failures in the UK. The event was immortaliscd in a poem by William
McGonagall. The road bridge, by engineers W A Fairhurst
and Partners, completed in 1966, is over 1.4 miles long.

The Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa sits at the centre of a new quayside culture of designer shopping and waterfront lifestyle. Chic design and a natural warm reception. Contemporary guest rooms with four zones - a zone to sleep, a zone to work, a zone to bathe and a zone to lounge or dine. The hotel also features Metro Restaurant, Metro Brassiere, Yu Spa and complimentary on-site car parking.

Hilton Dundee. Set up on the banks of the River Tay, this centrally located hotel boasts a fully equipped Livingwell Health Club, 129 bedrooms and an informal restaurant offering a superb variety of local and international cuisine. Local highlights include the picturesque villages of Fife and St. Andrews the home of golf.

Swallow Hotel. Set within extensive grounds, 3 miles from Dundee city centre, the Swallow Hotel was once a Victorian mansion house and has been skilfully developed to provide a high standard of accommodation, a superb restaurant and a well-equipped leisure club including a heated indoor swimming pool. Scotland Hotel Breaks.

If you would like to Tay Bridges on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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