Camperdown Country Park
Camperdown Country Park is the largest public park in Dundee and owes its name and fame to the victory of Admiral Adam Duncan over the Dutch fleet in 1797 at the Battle of Camperdown, off the Dutch coast. The park was opened to the public in 1949. The Duncan family used the pensions, granted by a grateful British government, to build the magnificent Camperdown House. Part of the House is open in the summer.
Camperdown incorporates within its boundaries Camperdown Country Park, Templeton Woods, and Clatto Reservoir. There is also a wildlife centre, family fun fair, adventure playground, golf courses, cinema and ice rink.
The wildlife centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions and is home to around 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles. Come and meet regular residents - Comet and Star, the European Brown Bears from the wilderness of Russia. Other highlights include Lynx, Wolves and Britain's rarest mammal - the Pine Martin.
Clatto reservoir was created as part of Dundee's public water supply and the reservoir is set in a beautiful parkland setting. During the summer a variety of watersports are available and craft can be hired from the park's Visitor Centre. Changing rooms and showers are available and wetsuits and buoyancy aids are included with hire. Rowing Boats suitable for family use are a popular attraction.
Templeton Woods are adjacent to Camperdown Country Park, the mature woodland provides an excellent habitat for many examples of Scottish wildlife. Roe deer, red squirrels, tawny owls and the elusive Jay can be seen by the careful observer. The Woodland Visitor Centre is open daily and the network of paths and trails are suitable for walking, horse riding and cycling.
Camperdown Golf Course is a beautiful championship course. At 6548 yards, it provides a testing challenge for any golfer. Its undulating fairways meander through avenues of mature trees surrounding the imposing Camperdown House.
- Most facilities accessible to all ability groups, wheelchair access wherever possible
- Special adapted cycles for hire
- Adventure Play Area
- Sensory garden
- Picnic area
- Events and exhibitions
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By car: 10 minutes drive from Dundee city centre and just off the Kingsway (A90).
By bus: 4a, 4b, 1x, 57, or 59 from Dundee city centre to the park entrance.
Camperdown Country Park Postcode for SatNav: DD2 4TF