Camperdown shown within the City of Dundee
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||City of Dundee|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Dundee West|
|Scottish Parliament||Dundee City West|
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.
- http://www.information-britain.co.uk/showPlace.cfm?Place_ID=8080 Retrieved on 17 April 2009