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10 The Howff

The ancient burial ground called The Howff was the gardens of a monastery situated outside the walls of the town. Although the monastery was destroyed in 1548, the land was gifted to the Town Council by Mary Queen of Scots in 1564.

Later, it became the meeting place for the Nine Incorporated and Three United Trades of Dundee. This continued until the 18th Century.

James Chalmers is buried in the cemetery and is considered to be the inventor of the adhesive postage stamp. Dundee is therefore linked to the whole world through its connection with James Chalmers.

Where next?

Leave the cemetery and carry on walking west to the corner at Barrack Street.
Walking route to next point

About Dundee Global Trail

Dundeeā€™s Global Trail will take you on intriguing historic Voyage of Discovery highlighting the extraordinary locations which make connections between Dundee and the rest of the world.

While you explore the inner city of modern day Dundee this unusual walking Trail will make the hour you spend a time of interesting discoveries in the City of Discovery.

Read about the trail from the beginning