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Seaton Park

A public space in Aberdeen City, Seaton Park extends to 27 ha (67 acres) on the south bank of the River Don, 2 miles (3 km) north of the city centre. The park represented the policies of Seaton House, and both were sold to Aberdeen Corporation in 1947 by Major M. Vivian Hay (1881 - 1962), great-grandson of George Hay, 7th Marquis of Tweeddale (1753 - 1804). The house was destroyed by fire in 1963 and demolished.

It is popular with students, lying between the campus of the University of Aberdeen in Old Aberdeen and the student residences at Hillhead. Cathedral Walk is formal parterre laid out across the park, leading to St Machar's Cathedral in the south.

The park includes recreational facilities such as football pitches and a children's play area which reuses a genuine steam engine and railway wagons. There is a walled garden lying next to the former stables, which have been converted for housing.


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