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Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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Union Terrace Gardens is a public park and gardens situated on Union Terrace in Aberdeen, Scotland.The gardensThe sunken gardens opened to the public in 1879, and cover approximately two and a half acres. The space is bounded to the north by Rosemount Viaduct, to the south by Union Street, Aberdeen's main thoroughfare, to the east by the railway and the Den Burn, now flowing underground, and to the west by Union TerraceContrary to popular belief the area is not a natural amphitheatre but a small river valley with a late-Victorian viaduct constructed at the North end in 1889. The amphitheatre was formed from the covered remains of Denburn Terrace after demolition.The park is surrounded by of some of the best architecture of Aberdeen, prominent among which are His Majesty's Theatre, St Mark's Church and the Library on Rosemount Viaduct to the north, and the Triple Kirks to the east.On the park's north side is a formally planted and maintained floral crest of the city's coat of arms.At the Union Street end of the gardens stands a group of mature elm trees, nearly 200 years old. The trees stand on the remnants of the site once known as Corbie Haugh: Corbie in Scots meaning crow, and Haugh meaning a low-lying meadow in a river valley. Corbie Haugh is still an apposite epithet for this area as crows still nest in the elms. The trees were originally planted to stabilise the embankment to prevent the newly widened Union Terrace from slipping into the gardens.
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  • Beautiful place, which should definitely visit. We were in the morning on a weekday. There were virtually no people, and such terms of spaciousness
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  • I had heard on the news about this place: plenty of money offered to improve it, but cah rejected by the city. What a strange decision. UTG is best avoided. THis is no place to bring your family. Go a...  read more »
  • Nice small gardens to stroll through or sit and read your book/papers if sunny nice to walk around not to big and plenty benches for a rest it's also nice and peaceful especially on a sunny Sunday mor...  read more »
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