Provost Skene’s House

Poetry of People … Aberdeen’s Hall of Fame From medics to magicians, from scientists to sopranos, and illustrators to inventors, there is something for everyone in Provost Skene’s House. Peruse an Aberdonian past of impressive talent, and imagine a future of immortal genius. Within ancient walls, discover an unending story, the adventures of Aberdeen. Be […]

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Pitfour Lake

Nature meets nirvana at Pitfour Lake, a place to escape from modern day stress, a space that time forgot. Feel the years recede to a gentler past as you walk round the lake, and dream of the grand Pitfour Estate of centuries gone by. The lake is like a mirror to heaven, gentle waters reflecting […]

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Aberdeen Rainbow

A river of colour flows down each side of the Rooftop Garden at Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre. Vibrant and vivacious, the colours seem to speak, a poem inside trying to break out, a silent song to lure the passers-by. The rainbow paint lifts the spirit of the city, a lullaby of life in colour. The […]

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Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park, near Mintlaw in central Buchan, offers a variety of charming riverside or woodland walks. Mature trees tower above like nature’s guardians. Paths wind through the trees, over bridges and by a chorus of blushing bluebells. The River Ugie glides through the park like a sparkling jewel, singing its lullaby of peace. The […]

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

No visit to Aberdeen is complete without experiencing our exciting Art Gallery with its eclectic collections. Step in to another world, one of beauty and vibrant colour, with stunning sculpture and avant-garde art. Aberdeen Art Gallery opened in 1885, however recently has been extensively renovated, reopening as a truly world class facility in 2019. Enter […]

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Strichen Community Park

The Buchan village of Strichen sits at the foot of Mormond Hill, and features a delightful community park run by volunteers. A lake provides a home to swans and ducks. On my visit it shimmered in the sun, a vision of timeless beauty. One could imagine secret treasure hidden within its depths, and Buchan ballads […]

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New Aberdour Beach

Rocky hills point to the horizon, like the hands of a giant. The sea whispers as it strokes the shore, the song of a sea serpent. At New Aberdour Beach nature defies civilisation. You could believe you were anywhere, anytime, were it not for the cars in the parking area. Look towards the sea, and […]

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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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