Reasons to visit

Reasons to visit Aberdeenshire!

Reasons to visit Aberdeenshire!

There are loads of things to see and do here – but make sure you don’t miss these.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross’s House, built in 1593. The Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history.

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, the fairytale castle seems to have grown naturally out of the rolling hills. The great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626.

Duthie Park

Duthie Park

The park has many artefacts including a bandstand, fountains and statues. Within the park is the Winter Gardens, which were rebuilt in 1970. These house many exotic plants including the largest collection of cacti in Britain.

Haddo House

Haddo House

A magnificent example of an historic Scottish stately home. Originally Palladian in style, the house now has late Victorian interiors after a 19th-century refurbishment and is renowned for its stunning decorated ceilings.

Hazlehead Park

Hazlehead Park

Hazlehead Park is on the outskirts of Aberdeen and is heavily wooded. It is popular with sports enthusiasts, walkers and picnickers. Around the park are football pitches, a golf course, pitch and putt course and woods for walking.

Johnston Gardens

Johnston Gardens

A one-hectare park whose garden, surrounded by private housing, has streams, waterfalls, ponds, rockeries and rustic bridge that help to make this one of the most charming areas in the city.

King’s College

King’s College

The Crown Tower at King’s College remains one of the most adored, historic and beautiful emblems and icons of theUniversity. The Chapel sanctuary is also a scene and space of beauty, tranquility and peace.

Marischal College

Marischal College

Marischal College the second biggest granite building in the world. Since 2011 the magnificent building has acted as the headquarters for Aberdeen City Council and is Aberdeen’s most photographed building.

Provost Skene’s House

Provost Skene's House

Provost Skene’s House now houses a series of period rooms, furnished to show how people lived in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries. It is named after one of Aberdeen’s most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene.

Satrosphere

Stratosphere

With over 50 interactive exhibits and live science shows, a trip to the centre will inspire the scientist within as well as entertain the whole family a visit to Aberdeen Science Centre is not to be missed!

St Machar’s Cathedral

St Machar’s Cathedral

St Machar’s Cathedral is located to the north of Aberdeen city centre in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen. It dates back to 12th century, displaying a unique heraldic ceiling and fortified west front.

Union Terrace Gardens

Union Terrace Gardens

Union Terrace Gardens is a one-hectare park located right in the heart of the city. The park is used for occasional concerts and leisure activities as well as providing an oasis for relaxation in the city centre.

Westburn Park

Westburn Park

Westburn Park is a spacious park caters for football and tennis, has a children’s cycle track and a play area. An open section of the Gilcomston Burn (a local stream) runs through the park.