Barnhill, Dundee facts for kids

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Barnhill
Barnhill shown within the City of Dundee
Population 4,384 
OS grid reference NO474318
Council area
  • City of Dundee
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD5
Dialling code 01382
Police Tayside
Fire Tayside
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Dundee East
Scottish Parliament
  • Dundee City East
List of places
UK
Scotland
Coordinates: 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.

Description

Barnhilldun
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.

Transport

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.


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