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11 Amazing Things to Do in Aberdeen, Scotland

Sonali Pimpale Nov 28, 2019
The Granite City, named so for a glittering array of gorgeous buildings sculpted from the much sought-after rock, is an architectural utopia. The third largest city in Scotland is all set to welcome you with a bevy of countless attractions!
Say a prayer at St Machar’s Cathedral. The bewitching place of worship holds a part of the remains of the decorated knight, William Wallace.
Walk across the Brig o' Balgownie, the 13th century bridge that is a contender for one of the oldest medieval bridges in the country.
The ancient bridge has been immortalized in literature through Lord Byron’s acclaimed poem, Don Juan.
Learn all about the city’s close ties with the North Sea at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Cast a glance into the development of the city’s harbor since its inception in the 12th century, and the life of whale hunters, merchants and fishermen.
Be intrigued by tales of prisoners and ghost sightings at the Tolbooth Museum, a former prison in the 17th century.
Admire the vast treasure of Scottish and international works of art at the Aberdeen Art Gallery. The remarkable collection includes works of maestros like Claude Monet, William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds. Closed to the public for some time, the gallery is set to re-open in November.
Soak in the glorious rays of the Sun, stroll along the beach, and indulge your taste buds in cafes that line the Aberdeen beach.

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Enjoy watching the antics of dolphins as they frolic around in the turbulent waters of the North Sea.
Head to the Castlegate to admire the Mercat Cross. This 17th century, elaborately carved structure is a historical landmark where the city market was once held and royal edicts were announced to the public.
Stop by the King’s College, University of Aberdeen to gaze at the beautiful, emblematic Crown Tower of the college's chapel.
Sprawl on the lush green lawns of the gorgeous, 19th century Duthie Park.

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Calling all castle lovers! Just a little distance away from the city, Aberdeenshire is a treasure chest of countless dramatic castles.