Camperdown House

Camperdown House, Dundee
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Camperdown House, Dundee

Located within Camperdown Country Park in the northwest of Dundee, Camperdown House was built in 1828 for the 1st Earl of Camperdown, Robert Haldane-Duncan (1785 - 1859), on his Lundie Estate. Duncan was the son of naval hero Admiral Adam Duncan (1731 -1804) who had defeated the French at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797. Designed by William Burn (1789 - 1870), the house was built in a Neo-Classical style, with a grand east-facing hexastyle portico with massive fluted Ionic columns. Inside there is an outstanding domed and pillared double-height saloon, together with fine public rooms.

The house and park are today owned by the Dundee City Council. Re-opened to the public in 2003, the ground-floor rooms of the house have been restored and contain displays relating to Dundee's maritime history, Admiral Duncan and the Battle of Camperdown. The house also includes a cafeteria, a golf club and function rooms.

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