North East Treasure Chest

The Old Auction Room in Strichen (north Aberdeenshire) is a must visit for lovers of the unusual and the unexpected, and for the discerning curiosity collector. A plain building on Strichen’s High Street belies the wonders that lie within. A treasure chest of jewels, authentic art, fabulous furniture, outlandish ornaments and time-touched trinkets will mesmerise […]

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The town of Ellon, approximately fifteen miles north of Aberdeen, is the crown of ancient region Formartine, a jewel on the banks of the river Ythan. The river winds wound the town like a mother’s embrace, the town a well nurtured child of raw rural lineage. History hisses as the river runs past, a timeless […]

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Nuart Aberdeen

Every year, new street art breathes fire through the heart of Aberdeen, flames of creativity hissing round corners, kissing the mundane goodbye. The darkest street is transformed; tall grey buildings suddenly stun with colour. Modern art moves through the town like molten lava, consuming the ugly within its path, painting a new Aberdeen, ready for […]

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Grampian Transport Museum

From chariots to cars, model train sets to trams, buses to bicycles … there is something for everyone at Grampian Transport Museum. Located in the pretty Aberdeenshire town of Alford, a 45 minute drive from Aberdeen (and Stagecoach bus 220 or X20 from Aberdeen Union Square), the museum boasts indoor and outdoor exhibits including cars […]

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University of Aberdeen

Unique and Unrivalled Step back in time on the University of Aberdeen campus. Cobbled streets guide you through the centuries, with architecture to whet any appetite. The beauty of New Kings College hides its academic heart behind gable ends and buttresses, ivy cloaking its exterior as if embarrassed at the raw intellect inside. Kings College, […]

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Haddo House

A stately country mansion in idyllic parkland with lake and woodland walks, Haddo House has something for everyone. From fertile forest to fairy play areas, from birdwatching to squirrel spotting, from rhododendrons to roses, the natural world meets the perfect playtime at Haddo Estate. A place for all ages: the history of the house both […]

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A charming village clings to the cliffs like a child to an unpredictable parent. The sea hugs the beach like a prodigal son returning home. Nature rules, a ruthless dictator; the land seems to cower before the sea as a dog to its master. The violence of the natural world is softened by the gentle […]

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Tolquhon Castle

An elegant effigy of time gone by. The ruins of Tolquhon Castle stand majestic in stunning Aberdeenshire countryside, near the villages of Tarves and Pitmedden. An Historic Environment Scotland property, its towers reach to the sky like a vanquishing army, king of its land, defiant of the effects of time. Even as a ruin, it […]

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Fyvie Castle

A fairytale in stone, a scenic secret within the heart of Aberdeenshire. Eight hundred year old Fyvie Castle stands majestic within a large and stunning parkland, overlooking woods, lake and gardens like a benevolent king. The castle boasts a magnificent collection of antiques, tapestries and artwork, including pieces by Raeburn, Gainsborough, Romney, Lawrence, Greuze, Vigée […]

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