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Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

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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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  • Pretty Small Gardens.I loved sitting on the benches after a day of walking, shopping and site seeing. Very close to union terrace.  more »
  • These gardens are azhaven if rest in the middle of the busy city. Can be accessed from Union Terrace, by The theatre r from the road below. Plenty of seats and paths for a quiet walk. Especially on a ...  more »
  • A beautiful garden park in the middle of the city, near the statue of William Wallace, a peaceful place filled with flowers in the spring
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