Situated just 3 miles from Dundee city centre, off Kingsway West (A90), Camperdown Country Park is the largest public park in Dundee.
With the stunning neo-classical Camperdown House as its centre-piece, the park covers an area of over 400 acres, and is home to no fewer than 190 species of trees. One of the most popular parks in Dundee, among locals and visitors alike, Camperdown is open all year round and offers a fantastic range of activities and events.
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Designed by the architect William Burn, and built by the Duncan family in 1828, the House was named after the Battle of Camperdown. It was at this battle that Admiral Adam Duncan, the Dundee-born naval hero, triumphed over the Dutch fleet in 1797. Duncan's victory in the battle saved Britain from invasion.
A hero overnight, Admiral Duncan was made Viscount of Camperdown and awarded a pension of £3000 a year - a fortune in this days. The family used the money to build the house.
The house is currently closed to the public.
In addition to the various activities on offer, Camperdown Park hosts a year-round calendar of public events, attracting visitors from all over the country.
Join in the family fun at the Easter Fun Day. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, the stunning displays and the mouth-watering produce at the Dundee Flower and Food Festival, held every year during the first weekend in September.
The ever-popular 'Creepy Crawly Weeks' and 'Meet Santa' events are the highlights of the year among visitors to Camperdown Wildlife Centre, combining an educational element and lots of fun.
So impressed are visitors by the park's various events, they delight in returning year after year. There's so much to enjoy at Camperdown Park, you'll discover that one visit won't be enough!
The Camperdown Play Complex, situated near the Wildlife Centre, features a state-of-the-art play area with pieces of play equipment to suit different age groups. Slides, climbing nets and suspension bridges are all located around a crow's nest, creating a pirate-ship theme. Trampolines, kiddie cars, funfair rides and a boating pond are just some of the other seasonal facilities on offer.
by car ...
3 miles from Dundee city centre, following signs for Coupar Angus (A923). The main entrance to the park is situated just off the junction between A923 and Kingsway West ((A90).
by bus ...
Take the number 3 / 4 / 4B (Travel Dundee bus) or 57 (Strathtay bus) from Dundee city centre to the park entrance.