Situated a short walk south of the city centre on the north bank of River Dee, Duthie Park is an iconic part of the city's heritage and identity. The park opened in 1883, and there are many features to enjoy, including a Victorian Bandstand, a boating pond, rose hill, the Hygeia Statue, and playpark areas.
The park is also home to the famous David Welch Winter Gardens, which are housed indoors in an extensive greenhouse building. With fountains, rockeries, a terrapin pond and bridges over an indoor river, these gardens really are an absolute must-see! There's also a park café to enjoy when you've finished wandering. Entry to the park and winter gardens building is free!
Alternatively, on the west side of the city, you'll find Hazlehead Park. It's one of Aberdeen's oldest historic properties, originally part of the great hunting forests of Stocket. The land was gifted to the city by King Robert the Bruce in 1319 in appreciation for the city's support at the Battle of Bannockburn. Enjoy formal gardens, woodlands walks, a petting zoo and much more! Entry is free.