Dundee Law, Law Road, Dundee, Angus, DD3 6PZ - Fields in Trust

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Dundee Law, Law Road, Dundee, Angus, DD3 6PZ

Centenary Field

Managing organisation:
Dundee City Council

An extinct volcano formed around 400 million years ago, the 572-foot peak is the city's most distinctive landmark and an enduring attraction for visitors and locals. Central to Dundee's defences for thousands of years, the Law was used as Iron Age hillfort and prehistoric graves dating to about 1500 BC have been uncovered on its slopes. Roman pottery dating from the 1st century AD has also been discovered.

Investment and landscape improvements mean the summit now sports a stylishly constructed observation point offering spectacular views extending on a clear day almost 45 miles over the city to Fife, Perthshire and the Sidlaw Hills to the north.

Public art blends sympathetically with natural habitats, "Fact Panels" guide visitors through the panorama and provide a wealth of fascinating historical, archaeological and environmental information.

The city's Nature Conservation Strategy has ensured the Law remains largely unspoilt and home to a wide selection of trees, plants, mosses, fungi, insects, birds and mammals.

The peak is easily reached by foot, bus or car.

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