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Parks in Aberdeen
Guide to each Aberdeen park with photos, facilities such as gardens, hot houses, monuments, children's play areas, cafes, restaurants and walks
Of all the parks in Aberdeen Johnston Gardens is our favourite. We love to stroll through the paths admiring the shrubbery and plants and across the bridges over its pond to see various birds enjoying the water.
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I have published a book which tells the story of an Aberdonian military nurse who returns from Afghanistan and encounters The Grey Lady Ghost of the Cambridge Military Hospital. The novel reveals her origins and takes him to a pre-war Duthie Park, modern day Cruden Bay and back to the past to the Battle of Loos in World War One where he witnesses the Gordon Highlanders in action. This is the first in the series of Grey and Scarlet Novels by me, CG Buswell, and each book will feature a well known Aberdeen ghost and Aberdeenshire area as well as modern Scottish Infantry in action. Read the first chapter for free.
Seaton Park is great for young families due to the children’s play area, large grassed area for ball games and river walks.
Hazlehead Park, near the city centre is famed for its maze, gardens, outdoor art installations, pets corner, cafe and children’s play area.
The Duthie Park is the most famous and much loved of Aberdeen parks due to its hothouses, ponds, rose beds, bandstand and café.
Many of the parks in Aberdeen are entered into the Britain in Bloom competition each year thanks to the
dedication and hard work of our Council gardeners.
Union Terrace Gardens is located just off Union Street and provides a peaceful haven for shoppers, students and
other visitors. It is noted for its ornamental borders, especially the emblem of Aberdeen shaped in flowers.
Westburn Park is a lovely Aberdeen park with a picturesque burn running through the grassed area.
It is popular with dog walkers and for those with young children who enjoy the slides, swings and bouncing ducks.
Straight across from Westburn Park is the beautiful Victoria Park Gardens which is
noted for its large borders of shrubs and flowers and hanging baskets.
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An Aberdeenshire park of interest is the Burn o Vat Waterfall which has a picnic are, public toilets, visitor centre and some remarkable views of Royal Deeside.
We cannot end this Parks in Aberdeen page without mentioning Aberdeen Beach where you can relax at the sight
of the North Sea and golden sands and Storybook Glen with their famous character models.
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