Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle stands strong and supreme at the end of a majestic drive, a tall elegant castle dating from the 1500s. A home to the Burnett family, it was gifted to the National Trust for Scotland in 1951. Winding stairwells lead up through the castle like a highway through history, the past brushing your cheek […]

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Fairy Forest

Read story Snowdrop Sunshine Haddo Country Park in North Aberdeenshire is a wonderland of trees, nature and wildlife, but above all it is a child’s fantasy playpark come true. There are several children’s play areas, however none is more magical than Fairy Forest. Hidden in the woodland like secret gems, a fairy village lies in […]

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Crystal Cave

Ellon is a delightful riverside town in Buchan, read our full review here Within its busy shopping centre, there hides a gateway to another world, a planet of peace, a cosmos of magical crystal. Jules Healing Gems is more than just a crystal shop. It is a sunrise in stone, it is rainbows in rock, […]

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Union Terrace Gardens

An artistic amphitheatre overlooked by ancient architecture, Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens offer city centre symmetry and serenity. It is like entering a future world with one eye on a prestigious past. Recently reopened after a major redevelopment, the gardens provide a gentle respite from the city centre crush above, with a grand entrance staircase, tranquil […]

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A Tale of Two Trees

Christmas cradles Aberdeen in its festive paws. At University of Aberdeen’s Kings College campus, a majestic tree dazzles with seasonal charm, an oasis of magic that lights up the night. In the city centre’s Castlegate, a 35 foot Christmas tree beguiles with whispers of a winter wonderland, a world behind its bewitched branches, a story […]

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The Sir Duncan Rice Library

The University of Aberdeen’s iconic modern library stuns with simple style and brute beauty. A glass box style building, its walls are poems by pattern, engravings that sing like rain on a roof, the sound of nature in sculpture. Inside, the architectural vision is profound. Gaze in wonder through the ascending levels, a staircase of […]

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Christmas Shades of sparkle

Christmas lights up Aberdeen with a promise of mellow magic. The fun and festive Christmas Village at the east end of Union Street offers exciting fairground rides, an ice rink, and Christmas themed street food. Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine as you watch a Christmas crowd of smiling wonder pass by. In Marischal […]

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Seaton Symphony

A cacophony of colour attacks your eyes with barbaric beauty, flowers that sing with soul and cry with tenor tears. It is Seaton Park, resplendent in a rainbow of pastels, floral music for the spirit. Trees hug the park to their motherly chest, like nature’s guardians. Located in North Aberdeen on the edge of the […]

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Cruickshank Botanic Gardens

An oasis of calm in the city, the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens offer an escape from city life to a private world of nature and nurture. A poem of pollen fills the air, as mature trees, herbaceous borders, a chorus of flowers and an orchestra of shrubs quietly demand attention. It is a place to unwind, […]

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