Ferryhill (in Aberdeen) hides its handsome houses behind abundant trees and blossom. Step back in time to house design heaven. Enjoy quiet avenues of stunning architecture, explore streets that sparkle like jewels, and end your walk in Aberdeen’s prettiest of parks: Duthie Park. Ferryhill Library opened in 1903, and is today a Category B listed […]

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Marischal College

Aberdeen’s granite gem, a jewel on the city skyline It is no surprise to learn that the magnificent Marischal College is the second largest granite building in the world. Notable architects Archibald Simpson and Alexander Marshall Mackenzie designed the building in the nineteenth century. It stands proud on Aberdeen’s Broad Street, like an unearthly warrior, […]

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Aberdeen Beach

A northern nirvana, Aberdeen Beach cradles the city like a mermaid mother. Grey waves shimmer with the strength of steel and the spirit of serenity. The sky meets the sea like two siblings hugging. Here the raw power of nature knows no bounds. Walk along the seafront and be invigorated by the northerly breeze, while […]

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Balmedie Beach

Sand dunes rule the land, conquerors of the senses, victors of vision. Walk among the dunes like a dancer in a daydream, a ballet of beauty in your heart. Imagine yourself in a war of realities, Balmedie Beach the winning dimension, a world removed from the usual earthly constraints of time and space, a world […]

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Royal Deeside

Royal Deeside simmers with stunning countryside and magnificent mountains, a brew of tantalising magic. Poetry paints a portrait of wild, untamed nature; a tapestry of timeless beauty, each stitch a dot of perfection. Royal Deeside is a healing balm airborne, the taste of a living landscape. It is a highly recommended region to visit in […]

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Stone Circles

Aberdeenshire is home to an impressive collection of prehistoric stone circles, indeed around 10% of the UK’s stone circles are in the region. Step back in time by visiting one or more of these ancient sites. Feel the ravages of millennia caught in stone; saviour these keepers of the past. Hear a sonnet of time […]

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Duthie Park

A stunning oasis in the heart of Aberdeen, Duthie Park offers a moment of pure peace, a lesson in botany, a nugget of Victorian nostalgia, or a child’s hour of adventure in its playground. There is truly something for everyone. The Victorian bandstand stands supreme, surrounded by a large grass play area, mature trees and […]

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Culsh Monument

The Culsh Monument is a striking tower near the Central Buchan village of New Deer. Its spire soars to the sky as though communicating with angels; and perhaps it is, as a memorial to a local “angel”, Liberal MP William Dingwall Fordyce (1836-1875). Fordyce campaigned for the workers on his estate, introducing insurance for workers’ […]

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Belmont Street

Belmont Street in Aberdeen boasts some of the finest independent coffee shops in the city. Dating from the late 18th century, the granite buildings hold distant history like secrets to their chest, each shop and café façade hiding the ghosts of the past within. The cobbled street runs between Union Street and the Art Gallery, […]

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Autumn Adventures at Haddo

Haddo Country Park has something for everyone, with a stunning lake walk and opportunity to bird watch, to a Victorian garden and a children’s playpark. In autumn, Haddo turns in to a red and yellow wonderland, its trees bright like stars fallen from the sky. As winter claims the land, these same trees stand tall, […]

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