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Desperate Dan Statue

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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High Street, Dundee DD1 1SG, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If your of the Beano generation and have never been to Dundee and are having a general sight seeing stroll then make sure you take in Desperate Dan and Minnie the Minx. Two very photographable bronzes of two very lovable characters and smack in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank RifDundee_Scotland
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seek out the DC comics statues throughout the city. They are terrific! The comic creators have had a massive impact on the town and still continue to support creative enterprise.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Michael O
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we walk and shopped down this street we see this beautiful statue and take pictures. Was a perfect day for the discovery of this work of art.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Helene W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Again I was lucky to see DD and his gang when I was doing "The Oor Wullie Big Bucket Trail" Another bit of Dundees character. XX

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank albaGlasgow
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don’t think you can really say a lot about a sculpture that is of a character in a comic, but then almost everyone has heard of or read of Desperate Dan in The Beano which was created and published in Dundee by DC Thomson.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank holland21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't pass by these statues without taking you back to your childhood (assuming you are old enough to have been brought up with the Beano and Dandy that is). My first time back in Dundee for a long time and it was a joy...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A statue of comic book character Desperate Dan, with his dog, Dawg and Minnie the Minx...good photo opportunity ! Stand near DD if you want to appear small or Minnie if you want to look tall ( or go for both ! You'll need to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank LizGraceR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the Dandy avidly as a child and was pleased to see the Desperate Dan statue in Dundee. However, I wouldn't have gone specially for this.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RuthieMead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Desperate Dan and Mini the Minx statues on the High Street section close to City Square are certainly eye catching and a great photo opportunity when in Dundee. With the publishing company for the Beano and the Dandy residents of Dundee these cartoon characters...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Steve_of_N21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Beano is a major publication, produced in Dundee. The statue of Desperate Dan with Minnie the Minx crouched behind him about to fire a catapult is beautifully conceived. It is in a good location and provides a brilliant photo opportunity.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Chrissie M
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