Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan (1 July 1731 – 4 August 1804) was a British admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet off Camperdown (north of Haarlem) on 11 October 1797. According to the British, this victory should be considered one of the most significant actions in naval history.
The city's main museum and art gallery, McManus Galleries, is in Albert Square. The exhibits include work by James McIntosh Patrick, Alberto Morrocco and David McClure amongst the collection of fine and decorative art, items from Dundee's history and natural history artefacts.
The 57ha (140-acre) Backmuir Wood lies between the villages of Muirhead and Liff, to the east of the Carse of Gowrie, around four kilometres (2.5 miles) northwest of Dundee. OS Explorer 380; Landranger 53 and 54, Grid reference: NO341339. Access and walks. The main pedestrian entrance is from the car park at the southern end of the wood.
Balgarthno (Myerkirk Stone Circle/Liff Railway Station) (Stone Circle) on The Modern Antiquarian, the UK & Ireland's most popular megalithic community website. 25 images, 5 fieldnotes, 3 weblinks, plus information on many more ancient sites nearby and across the UK & Ireland.
Balgay Hill, home of the city's Mills Observatory, has a fine mixture of deciduous and large conifer trees. For a relaxing afternoon, walk along the network of footpaths offering magnificent views across the River Tay. Victoria Park offers a mixture of rose gardens, bedding plant displays, active play and recreational areas.
Barry Mill was the last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus, producing oatmeal until the late 1970s and animal feed until 1982. Now the original machinery is fully restored and turning again.Milling demonstrations normally take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and for pre-booked parties.
Broughty Castle is a historic castle on the banks of the river Tay in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland. It was completed around 1495, although the site was earlier fortified in 1454 when George Douglas, 4th Earl of Angus received permission to build on the site. His son Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus was coerced into ceding the castle to the crown.
The organ was renovated in 1991, and the Caird Hall continues to operate as a concert hall, hosting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and pop music concerts by international artistes and bands. Caird Hall is designated a Grade A listed status by Historic Scotland.
Camperdown Country Park 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.
Crombie Country Park consists of 200 acres of woodland around the striking Crombie Loch. Enjoy 7 km of woodland trails, including the Discovery Trail where you can find out about Crombie’s fascinating social and natural history. The area is a fantastic place to spot wildlife. Look out for red squirrels, woodpeckers, roe deer and waterfowl as you explore the woodland and loch.
The D'Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum The University's Zoology Museum houses many fascinating specimens from around the world. Most of them were collected by the celebrated Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, the first Professor of Biology at Dundee. The images on this site reveal just a fraction of our collections - please contact us to find out more.
Dawson Park is the result of a bequest in 1940, by Mr William Dawson of Broughty Ferry "for the purpose of providing playing fields, sports grounds or other recreational facilities ..." The ground was purchased from the Douglas and Angus Estate in 1949, and the park was opened in the mid 1950's.
After Watkins’ death in 1969, the cartoons were drawn by many other artists, principally Ken H. Harrison, though the Watkins canon was often recycled. When the Dandy became digital-only in 2012, the Desperate Dan strips were drawn by David Parkins. There is a statue of Dan in Dundee, Scotland, where his publishers, D. C. Thomson & Co. are based.
Recreational facilities within the park include; tennis courts, an equipped play area, a concrete skateboarding park and a multi use game area (5-a-side football / basketball). An active volunteer group, the Friends of Dudhope Park help look after and promote this lovely central Dundee green space.
Dundee Science Centre is a registered Scottish Charity, charity no. SC033272. Dundee Science Centre Enterprises Ltd is the trading company for Dundee Science Centre. Both companies are registered in Scotland with individual numbers. Dundee Science Centre: 181709; Dundee Science Centre Enterprises Ltd: 186239. Greenmarket, Dundee, DD1 4QB.
Magdalen Green has the distinction of being Dundee's oldest city park having been in use for some 400 years and has long been used for both meeting and recreational purposes. The bandstand built in 1890 has become a Dundee icon and hosts concerts on Sunday afternoons during the summer.
Britain’s first purpose-built public observatory enjoys a magnificent woodland setting on the summit of Balgay Hill. Watch stars and planets through our telescopes, or admire the scenery with some spectacular treetop vistas across the silvery Tay.
Halfway between St Andrews and Dundee with easy access by road to both. There is excellent walking and cycling directly from the site and access to Morton Lochs a short walk away. The Lochs lie at the entrance to the National Nature Reserve that has many lovely tracks and paths, hides for viewing wildlife and the magnificent beach that spreads ...
North Carr is the last remaining Scottish lightship. She is 101 feet (31 m) in length, 25 feet (7.6 m) in beam and 268 tons. The purpose of the vessel was to warn mariners by sight, light or sound of the dangers of the North Carr rocks which are situated 1.7 miles off Fife Ness at the turning point for vessels entering the Forth from the north and bound for the Tay.
Come along to our next event at Riverside Nature Park - a guided walk with our local expert birdwatcher Barry! Its next Saturday 5th May from 8.30am - 10.30am Please see poster for more details. Riverside Nature Park added 4 new photos.
Discovery Point is a fully Accredited museum with Recognised collections of National Significance, has won numerous awards and is a 5-star accredited Visitor Attraction with VisitScotland. RRS Discovery is listed on the UK Core Collections of important vessels drawn up by the National Historic Ships Committee, the only scientific vessel on the list.
This comprises three elements: Slessor Gardens, The Caird Hall Civic Space and Waterfront Place. Slessor Gardens: The main central parkland area in the central waterfront is Slessor Gardens, 10,738sqm in size and designed to be a multi-functional space with capacity to host large events.
Templeton Woods has been awarded a Green Flag for a number of years now. This is a nationally recognised award for maintaining a local greenspace to a high standard. It has been independently judged to be a welcoming, safe and secure, well maintained and managed area.