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Camperdown House
Camperdown is located in Scotland
OS grid reference NO358329
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNDEE
Postcode district DD2
Dialling code 01382
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Dundee West
Scottish Parliament
  • Dundee City West
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56°29′02″N 3°02′39″W / 56.483809°N 3.044031°W / 56.483809; -3.044031

Camperdown is an area of Dundee, Scotland, best known for Camperdown Park, which is the largest park in the city.

The name is Dutch in origin, being the English version of Kamperduin, a village of the North Holland province (north of Haarlem) on the North Sea coast of the Netherlands. This is because Adam Duncan (1 July 1731 – 4 August 1804), defeated the Dutch fleet off there on 11 October 1797 in the Battle of Camperdown. His home, Camperdown House, was in turn named after this, and then gave its name to the area.

Camperdown Country Park

Camperdown Country Park, often known as just Camperdown Park, is a public park in the Camperdown area of Dundee. The park is the location of Camperdown House, a wildlife centre and many other recreational facilities. It is the largest park in Dundee, stretching to 400 acres (1.6 km2). Over 190 species of tree are found in the park.

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