Things to do in Aberdeen

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Things to Do in Aberdeen


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Top Attractions in Aberdeen

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  • TravelMan
    London, UK274 contributions
    A very interesting museum which gives an insight into Aberdeen's oil Industry. It's worth an hour or two and it's free.
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Ian K
    Bolton, UK323 contributions
    A wonderful attraction located within the impressive Duthie Park close to Aberdeen centre. The gardens are enclosed indoors within a number of linked large glazed greenhouse type enclosures. From the moment you walk in through the main entrance you see wonderfully coloured displays even in January when I went. You also hear the sound of flowing water from the indoor streams & warer features which add to the experience.
    You are guided round by following indoor footpaths which lead you back to the main entrance. Highight for me was the house which contained an incredible array of cacti. Other areas are probably temperature controlled with even tropical plants on display. Some sections are staff only which are set aside for nuturing & growing on young plants.
    Fantastc attraction, completely free & well worth spending an hour to do a full circuit or even more to read all the information boards more closely. Plenty of clean WC's & adjoining cafe restaurant which I didn't sample. Highly recommended especially on a cold, wet January day.
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Chris M
    Wetherby, UK1,247 contributions
    A visit to this location was included in our tour group itinerary. It is an old fishing village area of Aberdeen with a distinctive layout of small colourful and differing distinctive cottages very close together. There are also a small number of business premises and the "streets" within the area are mainly paved paths rather than roads. Visitors need to respect the privacy of residents, when walking around the locality
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • CestVrai
    Yorkshire14 contributions
    We visited today and we are so glad we did. Fantastic museum, warm friendly and incredibly knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Well worth a visit. Thank you so much for the whole experience and the cafe… lovely, clean and excellent choice and value.
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • Samantha J
    Hamilton, Canada4 contributions
    Huge beautiful castle ruins! It was an easy 20 minute walk from the bus station. There is nobody working there you just come and go as you please. It’s right on the edge of the cliffs so use common sense while exploring. Definitely worth the trip to Peterhead!
    Written 19 September 2023
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  • Whitehalltraveller
    Pinner, UK420 contributions
    A superb art gallery with a great collection, free to enter, with a cafe and shop. Don’t just go on a rainy day, worth a visit in its own right when visiting Aberdeen.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Kyte
    Norwich, UK45 contributions
    Went in not thinking too much, but left thoroughly impressed. Our kids are super fussy and get bored quickly, but they really enjoyed themselves and are eager to return. The lady on desk was helpful, chatty and made our day better. The staff really make the place what it is! Cannot wait to return next time we’re in the city.
    Written 23 January 2024
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  • Richie
    19 contributions
    What an outstanding gem this place is. Absolutely beautiful, especially the indoor gardens. We went on a visit to relatives in Aberdeen and spent a lovely afternoon there. We were amazed at how lovely the place is and of the information about each plant/area that was on show, detailing not only the plants, but the history behind them and of how they became part of Duthie Park Gardens. All finished off with a lovely afternoon cuppa in the cafe where the service was great. Would highly recommend if ever you find yourself in Aberdeen and are looking for a relaxing afternoon.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • Jacqueline C
    ABERDEENSHIRE, United Kingdom10 contributions
    We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, it was so interesting and our two tour guides were very easy to listen to. We especially loved the story of Jake the Ghost
    It will make our next visit to His Majesty's more special knowing what goes on behind the stage ( picture attached) and how the theatre has changed.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • idh62022
    15 contributions
    Glorious, staff engaged and engaging. Worth a visit no matter the weather, so much to see and learn - the refurbishment of the ceiling fascinating.
    Written 31 October 2023
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  • Karen M
    Kirkwall, UK659 contributions
    Small, idyllic garden tucked away, just around the corner from the Gordan Highlanders Museum, off Viewfield Road. Includes a small free car park. The paths twist around & through the shrubs & plants. There are numerous bridges crossing over small streams & water. With co bled paths in some of the steeper inclines - but all can be accessed with push/wheel chair. Lots of benches placed around to sit & enjoy. With ducks swimming in the pond.
    A small play area for children too.
    Doesn't take long to stroll around but very picturesque
    Written 11 May 2023
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  • smiler1956
    Birmingham, UK502 contributions
    A lovely park in the centre of Aberdeen, it has an interesting Pets Corner, at a reasonable cost, extensive play parks for the kids, some good walks, and a beautiful rose garden. There is a cafe centrally, and a hut selling drinks and snacks. The cafe had a good choice of drinks, meals and cakes, but the service was a little slow. Well worth a visit!