Aberdeen's splendid Art Gallery, which opened in 1885, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. In its elegant marble lined interior is displayed a varied collection of works of art, including outstanding examples of Modern Art, and work by the Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists. Visitors can also see contemporary craft, Aberdeen silver and a wide range of decorative art.
Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ Web site
Showing all the Aberdeen's seafaring history from fishing and shipbuilding (including the clipper ship Thermopylae) right through to Oil & Gas exploration. Situated on the historic Shiprow and incorporating Provost Ross's House built in 1593 Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the Sea.
This award winning museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history, and is the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil industry.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum also offers a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour.
Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY Web site
The Beach and Fun Fair
Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 5NS
The park has 3 areas
Sunset Boulevard and Miami Beach is open all year round except Christmas Day, the Amusement Park is open seasonally please tel 01224 595910 to check opening times of the Amusement Park.
Developed at the end of the 19th century, the 11 acres include rock and water gardens, a rose garden, a fine herbaceous border, an arboretum and a patio garden. There are collections of spring bulbs, gentians and alpine plants, and a fine array of trees
Large park area with indoor Gardens which can be enjoyed throughout the year
Aberdeen's main theatre.
This elegant 16th century town house now contains an attractive series of period room settings, recalling the graceful furnishings of earlier times. The displays include a suite of 17th century rooms, a Regency Parlor and an Edwardian Nursery. Visitors can also see a unique series of religious paintings and find out more about archaeology, coins and local history. The Costume Gallery features a changing program of fashions and accessories. The Cellar cafe bar serves light snacks and refreshments.
Guestrow (between Broad Street and Flourmill Lane), Aberdeen, AB10 1AS Web site
Satrosphere, the Discovery Place, is different from many museums or exhibition centres. It is an Interactive Centre where everything is `hands on'. Displays aren't locked in glass cases and there are certainly no "Do Not Touch" signs. Scientific discoveries the fun way. An exciting science museum where a hands on approach is encouraged.
Satrosphere "Hands On" Science & Technology: 179 Constitution Street, aberdeen, AB24 5TU
The Tolbooth is one of the oldest buildings in Aberdeen and one of the best preserved 17th century Scottish gaols. Built between 1616 and 1629 the Wardhouse, now known as The Tolbooth, was a gaol for those awaiting either trial in the adjacent court or punishment.Now a museum, The Tolbooth focuses on the history of crime and punishment within the city.
Castle Street, Aberdeen Web site
Royal Deeside - Scotland's Royal Valley
Royal Deeside Including historical Balmoral Castle, Braemar and Ballater
Archaeolink is an Oyne village well situated for visitors on a wider tour of Scotland, being less than one hour's scenic drive from the Malt Whisky Trail and the attractions of Royal Deeside.
Large children's playground with play areas interspersed with lots of your favourite story friends old and new.
A journey to the home of Glenfiddich makes you appreciate each mouthful even more. "Glenfiddich" means "Valley of the Deer" in Gaelic and, if it sounds like something straight out of a film, being there lives up to all expectations. Glenfiddich is 55 miles (88.5km); from Aberdeen Airport to Glenfiddich is 50 miles (80.5km). This takes approximately 1 hour in fair weather.
The Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland, AB55 4DH Glenfiddich
Malt Whisky Trail The only Malt Whisky Trail in the world
Appreciate quintessential examples of recumbent stone circles. The stone circle at Loanhead of Daviot is thought to date from the later part of the Neolithic, when people recognised a particular site as sacred through the centuries.
Balmoral Castle on the Balmoral Estate in Aberdeenshire, Scotland is the private residence of Queen Elisabeth II. .Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since it was purchased for Queen Victoria by Prince Albert in 1852, having been first leased in 1848.
The Castle is located on the large Balmoral Estate, a working estate which aims to protect the environment while contributing to the local economy.
The granite walls rising up to the distinctive turrets make an imposing sight. This was the impression the lairds intended as the present castle took shape between 1575 and 1636
Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 7LD Web site
A visit to Drum Castle is a little like striding across the centuries. Its chameleon like character has evolved with the additions made to the building over the years. Here you’ll find a medieval tower, a Jacobean mansion house and several ‘modern’ additions by Victorian lairds. This was the work of 21 generations of the Irvine family who lived here for over 650 years.
Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, Drumoak, by Banchory, Aberdeenshire AB31 5EY Web site
Dunnottar Castle is a dramatic and evocative ruin. Perched on high cliffs, almost surrounded by the sea it is a very impressive. Dunnottar Castle was the location for the 1990 film version of Hamlet starring Mel Gibson
Located less 2 miles south of Stonehaven, 15 south of Aberdeen, on the east coast of Scotland.
Huntly Castle is famous in Scottish History being visited by Robert the Bruce in 1307, and also visited by James IV and Queen Mary. The first timber castle was built in the 12 th century, replaced by a stone one in the 1400's. Further alterations abd additions have taken placethrough later centuries.
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