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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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Seaton Park, pictured above, is great for young families due to the children's play area, large grassed area for ball games and river walks.

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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 cafe.

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.

In the Ferryhill area is the Bon Accord Terrace Gardens which we love for its unique trees and rows of daffodils in the spring.

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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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