On the northern bank of the River Dee, just south of the centre of Aberdeen, Duthie Park is a gorgeous spot boasting a number of impressive Victorian features. As well as a boating lake, the park also has a bandstand and fountains, all with more than 100 years of history. Duthie Park opened in 1883, having been presented to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie, three years previously. Today, the park is also popular due to its astroturf area, play areas and café. In the north of the park, the David Welch Winter Gardens, among Europe’s largest indoor gardens and one of the most visited indoor plant collections in Scotland.