kids encyclopedia robot

Barnhill, Dundee facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Barnhill is located in Scotland
Population 4,384 
OS grid reference NO474318
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD5
Dialling code 01382
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Dundee East
Scottish Parliament
  • Dundee City East
List of places
56°28′31″N 2°51′20″W / 56.475369°N 2.855483°W / 56.475369; -2.855483

Barnhill is an area in Dundee, located within the suburb of Broughty Ferry. It is approximately 4½ miles east of Dundee City Centre. Until the late 19th century, Barnhill was a separate village.


Barnhill Rock Garden

Barnhill is located in the north east of Broughty Ferry and extends to the city boundary between Dundee and Angus. The area borders the recent Balgillo Park housing development and, at North Balmossie Street, with Monifieth. It contains both private and council housing.

The main commercial area is the Campfield Shopping Square which includes a post office, a pub named The Barn as well as Co-Operative Food and Iceland stores. Also located in the area is Barnhill Cemetery.

The area was formerly the location of a convalescent home run by Dundee Royal Infirmary and built using money given by Sir David Baxter.


Barnhill is approximately 10–15 minutes walk from Broughty Ferry town centre. Strathtay and Xplore Dundee buses also provide regular services to Broughty Ferry and Dundee City Centre.

The area was formerly served by a railway station on the long closed Dundee and Forfar Direct Line. Balmossie railway station, on the Edinburgh to Aberdeen line, is close to Barnhill, but is actually situated just inside the neighbouring town of Monifieth.


Barnhill Primary School is the main school for the area. While Monifieth High School is located on the border between Barnhill and Monifieth, and Monifieth High School is nearest to Barnhill Primary, most pupils will go to Grove Academy as this is run by the same council, Dundee City Council.

kids search engine
Barnhill, Dundee Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.