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Sightseeing in Aberdeen - what to see. Complete travel guide

Aberdeen is often called the city of granite, greenery and marine docks. This is a famous port city and an industrial region. In the 19th century Aberdeen was famous for its granite deposits. This is the reason why the majority of ancient buildings and statues in this city are made of this material. Moreover, Aberdeen in a famous university center as here is located the oldest Royal Medical College in the UK and Marshall’s College. All tourists can attend excursions to these colleges, during which you will find out many interesting facts from the city’s history.
The main shopping street of Aberdeen is Union Street. Its length is about 1000 meters. On this street you can find clothing stores of popular European brands. You can visit a big Zara store, … Open
Take a walk in Aberdeen and you will meet many magnificent monuments and statues on your way. The majority of them will be made of granite and are concentrated near the shores of River Dee. One of the most famous sights of Aberdeen is The Episcopal Church of St. Andrew, which was built in 1817. Originally the church was created in traditional classic gothic style, but the church’s design changed after numerous restorations, adding traits of classicism and baroque.
Duthie Park is usually considered the best place for walks and outside rest. Even though the park is located in the center of Aberdeen, you will forget about this as soon as you enter this stunning piece of nature. Duthie Park is decorated with numerous statues and fountains; here you will find several ponds and endless flower beds. A part of the park is fully devoted to flowers and is called “Winter Garden”. Here you will find flowers of different shapes and colors. Paintings connoisseurs will enjoy the excursion in the Gallery of Arts of Aberdeen, where exhibited many famous artists and a collection of silver dishes and kitchen utensils. The most famous architectural sight of Aberdeen is, without a doubt, the Crathes Castle located 15 kilometers away from the city. This is a huge complex that consists of several buildings surrounded by a large park. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Aberdeen is a great place for those who like to spend time outdoors and prefer active entertainment. A huge selection of parks and entertainment centers interesting for family visits as well … Open
One of the notable places of attraction is Provost Skene’s House. This house was built in 1545, belonging to one of Lord Provosts – Sir George Skene. The name of famous owner is used by this historic monument to this day. In the early 20th century the historic building was to be demolished, but the locals had come out to its defense. In 1953 it was restored and a museum of local lure was opened inside this old house. Today it holds a rich collection of porcelain objects, antique coins and crockery, and also religious paintings.
Kings College Aberdeen Among the religious attractions, St. Nicholas Church deserves special attention. The very first mention of this church dates back to 1157, in the 15th century it was almost completely rebuilt. Today the church is a rather complicated architectural complex, conditionally divided into two parts. The western part of it was built in the middle of the 18th century and is set in the Italian style, whilst the eastern part was built in 1838 and is a model of the Neo-Gothic style.
Meat dishes make up the basis of the menu of local restaurants devoted to the national cuisine. Many dishes here are cooked on an open fire. Scottish cuisine is reminiscent of the … Open
In Aberdeen there is His Majesty's Theater - one of the most beautiful and large theaters in Scotland. Its hall can accommodate up to 1,400 spectators at a time, and the official opening of the theater took place in 1906. The saturated program of this theater has long been not limited to shows alone. It hosts many interesting events, including entertainment events at the International Youth Festival.
St Machar Cathedral From Seaton Park Among the cultural institutions of Aberdeen it is definitely worth highlighting the scientific center of Satrosphere. This scientific museum, located in a beautiful historical building, will be interesting to everyone. In this museum thematic exhibitions are often held, with all the exhibits presented in it being interactive. During the tour, visitors are offered to conduct interesting scientific experiments on their own, and special excursions are available in this museum for children too.
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Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Aberdeen
♥   Shopping area ' Union Street' Aberdeen, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Aberdeen
♥   Castle 'Drum Castle' , 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fetteresso Castle' , 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Muchalls Castle Kincardine' , 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crathes Castle' , 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle Fraser' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Aberdeen from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Glenbuchat Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Today the castle is quite popular among tourists. From this place opens a wonderful panorama view of the endless fields and mountains. The castle is surrounded with a great park that is under control of Deeside Field Club. Together with the Historic Environment Scotland, the staff members of this organization look after the safety of this castle and nearby landscapes. … Read further

Huntly Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Not far from the castle has saved an old wooden bridge across the river. Tourists prefer this place for walks. The main building that has saved from the large architectural ensemble is a huge tower that was built in the 15th century. On the walls, you can see some interesting heraldic ornament that is one of the most complex and unusual in Scotland. Compared to other castles, Huntly Castle is open for tourists during the whole year. Nevertheless, the best time for visiting is spring and summer. The great part of the excursion is placed in a forest. … Read further

Kildrummy Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Since 1951 the castle has been owned by Historic Scotland. Now it is open for tourists and the excursion includes a walk in the neighbourhood of the castle where you can see a lot of outstanding things. Not so far from the castle has saved an old quarry. It was used in the 9th century for building works of the first fortress. A walk in the glen can become something unforgettable. There you can see a water garden with a great number of beautiful plants. Every summer the garden is decorated with wonderful flowerbeds and unusual landscape style. Near the castle, you can find an old villa that belonged to Agsten. Today there is a famous Kildrummy Castle Hotel. … Read further
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