Aberdeen Landmarks

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Aberdeen Landmarks

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  • Chris M
    Wetherby, UK1,308 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • Samantha J
    Hamilton, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • idh62022
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • GaryHMFC
    Aberdeenshire, UK1,059 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came here on Saturday. The staff were really helpful and I had a good visit. Overall, I would recommend this place to visitors to Aberdeen, but I have the followings suggestions for those in charge:

    1. Would it be possible to freshen up the exhibits? They seemed to be the same as when I came here last year? For example, one month you could have a feature showcasing Denis Law, the next month you could showcase Thomas Blake Glover (just for example).

    2. It would be great if you could reinstate the shop and possibly a wee café? I remember this place before it was a museum and it was a really popular place for people to meet... if the Aberdeen City Council workers went back to work then I am sure a small café could be profitable here again.
    Written 19 March 2024
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  • CarolineWR
    U.K.275 contributions
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    Stunning ultra-formal parterre gardens on 2 levels. Not large, but really lovely borders & planting. Reminded me of some of the French chateau gardens. Joyous to wander around. Lovely NT café overlooks the garden. Not interested in the farming museum part, so can't comment on that. Also orchard is dull in comparison to the stunningly colourful parterres. We were staying in an NT cottage in the grounds so we went a couple of times at the end of the day. Be aware of its very early closing time. Arriving at 3.45, we were tutted & the chairs are up in the tea room dead on 4pm.
    Written 2 September 2023
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  • sanamkumar
    Aberdeen, UK326 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a wow place you must come here if you visit the place. Mrs Clare and Mr Ean are someone who would go an extra mile to make you know about the place.
    Written 22 May 2022
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  • Chris M
    Wetherby, UK1,308 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although not scheduled, our tour guide and driver added a stop here to our itinerary, and we were glad they did. The impressive building is part of Aberdeen University, and the building dates from the 15th Century. It is part of a newer, but still very old complex of buildings. It is situated in a very old part of Aberdeen and the Chapel is open to the public on weekdays and well worth a visit when in the city
    Written 16 February 2024
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,048 contributions
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    This huge ( 400 ft long by 80ft high) , dazzling granite structure should be on every visitor’s travel itinerary to the city. It’s the 2nd largest granite building in the world, and was built in 2 stages. Work began on its construction in the 1830s , and the 2nd phase was completed in 1906. It also successfully melds 2 types of architecture ; the classical lines of celebrated Aberdeen architect Archibald Simpson , and the Neo-Gothic revival style of A. Marshall MacKenzie. The older parts are built from Rubislaw Quarry granite, and the later additions from Kemnay granite. It’s been fastidiously renovated to its former glory, and is now Aberdeen City Council Headquarters - and also houses a museum of artefacts.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Suzie B Gluten-Free!
    Clayton, CA83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Travel a little further from Edinburgh and you will get to a charming old town with one of the first universities established in Britain. The cobbled streets, tiny cottages, and Medieval churches will create a time capsule on a past life.
    Written 21 April 2023
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,048 contributions
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    This magnificent bronze statue of the Scottish national hero in classical garb was sculpted by William Grant Stevenson R.S.A. , and erected in 1888. It’s mounted on a plinth of rough-hewn pink granite boulders, and around the base are engraved his legendary words. With the recent upgrade of this area of Union Terrace the statue has also been given it’s own landscaped infinity pool/water feature.
    This monument celebrates and commemorates the life of the brave Scottish landowner and freedom fighter , who is famed for his part in the defeat of the English army at Stirling Bridge during the Scottish Wars of Independence. This was considered treasonable - for which he was duly hung, drawn and quartered - and his narrative has passed down through the centuries. The 1995 award-winning film “Braveheart” was loosely based on his life.
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,048 contributions
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    This lovely old arched bridge over the river Don is considered to be the oldest most historic bridge in Scotland . It’s believed to have been constructed under the orders of King Robert the Bruce in the 13th century , and for a long time was the main crossing between the city and the north. The single Gothic arch is 39 ft long, and the bridge is constructed from a mixture of granite & sandstone. In the early 17th century the bridge was rebuilt to what we see now, and is now considered a Scheduled Ancient Monument. There are scenic walks to the bridge from alongside the Bridge Of Don, and Seaton Park, and we’ve seen seals, swans & herons amongst others on the river walk there. There’s a very tranquil atmosphere around this pretty area, with the quaint old conservation buildings and cottages nearby, and you feel far from the city, even though you’re not.
    Written 10 April 2023
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  • alibatty🦇
    Dundee, UK5,048 contributions
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    Quite often when in the Schoolhill area, I take time for a wee detour into the churchyard for a bit of peace and quiet, and to look upon the splendid architecture of the Kirk with awe. I have tried to eat sandwiches 🥪 on the benches here, but it’s not long before you attract the attention of pesky pigeons, and then the dreaded dive-bombing gulls, so be prepared.
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • David R
    Glasgow, UK547 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The forest is pleasant enough for a walk, but as other similar pine woods in the area are currently being felled I'd expect this to be next which might disrupt things somewhat.

    We took about 1.5 hours to do the mildly strenuous "white" walk around, and up to the Tappie Tower. This seems a weird concrete and stone monstrosity on the top of the biggest hill, until you realize the views are completely blocked by trees - and then climbing the few steps to the top makes sense. A pretty good view from there, out to sea and across the countryside.
    Written 23 June 2023
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  • Jean D
    San Antonio, TX21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would have given it a 5 if it had been open. Sure would have liked to have seen the inside. But it's got some really cool history.
    Written 5 September 2023
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  • Carol O
    Saint Charles, MO33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This spot was not on any of my well-traveled friends' lists, so I was hesitant. However, it was definitely a hidden gem of a spot! Our tour guide was amazing! It's been quite a while since I've seen a young man in a three-piece suit, and he had one delightful story after another. I could have stayed all day! Some of the highlights were the portrait of Mary Queen of Scots and some of her embroidery work--be sure to look through the amazing embroidery collection in the pull-out drawers. This place was a delight!
    Written 16 August 2022
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