10 things to do in Aberdeen

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Aberdeen in the northeast port city in Scotland, it lies where Dee and don rivers meet, the city is known as the ‘Granite City’ due to its enduring grey stone buildings, the city is full of rich history and one of the major city of Scotland.

Due to its connection with the northern Sea, Industries such as fishing, shipbuilding and textiles has been a massive economical boost but its been oven taken by the oil industry and the seaport, its one of the busiest heliports in the world.

Total sights and places to visit in Aberdeen

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We have listed our favorite and most visited sights and attractions in Aberdeen

1Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The Museum tells a story about the Aberdeen’s relationship with the sea and how it has become a successful and prosperous city, the unique collections involves shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history, what makes this museum unique it’s the only place in the united kingdom where you can see displays on the north sea oil and gas industry.

2The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders museum celebrates the story of the Gordon Highlanders through history that spanned for 200 years, from the 1794 to 1994, the museum contains medals, uniforms, weapons and also more modern exhibition’s like photographs and videos room

 

3Balmedie Country Park

Balmedie is a beach located 5 miles from Aberdeen, it’s a flat and sandy beach and sand dunes on the rear of the beach, you can find path walks going from the car park through the dunes to the beach area.

 

4St Machar’s Cathedral

St Machar’s Cathedral was the seat of the bishop of Aberdeen, around 1131, However the Bishop Nechtan moved from Mortlach to Dufftown, It’s located to the north of the city center, in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen. King David the first, transferred the see of Mortlach to Aberdeen, making the church a cathedral.

5Craigievar Castle

Craigievar castle is an iconic tower house it’s one of the best preserved castles in Scotland, the castle is styled in the Baronial style in 1576 and was finally completed in 1626.

The stunning castle house has Sempill and the Forbes family resided here for around 350 years until the 1963, the property was given to the national trust of Scotland, to keep preserved.

6Linn O’ Dee

The Linn of Dee is a beautiful place with waterfalls, pine trees and stunning Gothic style bridge that was built in the 1857 and opened by the Queen Victoria, the river that runs though is a 300 metres that runs from the natural gorge carved.

7Johnston Gardens

Johnston Gardens is a stunning and peaceful garden park, located in Aberdeen, and has won the Britain in Bloon competition many times, which makes this location a must see in Aberdeen.

8Bullers of Buchan

The cliffs are known as ‘the pot’ due to its circular formation, it’s about 30 meters deep and the sea rushes in through a natural archway.

You can find a lot of wild life in the cliffs at the Bullers, such as sea birds, kittiwakes, puffins, shags, razor-bills and a few others, it’s known to be a nesting sites for this birds during spring.

 

9The Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth Museum is located in one of the oldest Aberdeen’s buildings, the museum has displays of the local history, development of crime and punishment, that happened through the years between the 17th and 18th century, still has the original doors and barred windows.

 

10Slain’s Castle

The castles core is a 16th century tower house, however it now requires a restoration but been on hold since 2009, the last time the castle had a significant reconstruction was back in 1837, when it was built by Scots Baronial mansion, it had three extensive gardens.

 

 

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