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Historic Scotland Explorer Pass
"Choose from two different passes to suit your schedule and enjoy the flexibility to visit the Scottish heritage attractions that you want at a time that suits you best. Select the 3-day pass to be used on any three days in a period of five consecutive days from first use or the 7-day pass to be used on any 7 days in a period of 14 consecutive days from first use. When you redeem your voucher for your Historic Scotland Explorer Pass you’ll also receive a pack showing the locations of the sites with a souvenir ‘passport’ book; simply ask each site to stamp the book on admission for a memento of your time in Scotland.Both passes include entry to a staggering 78 attractions all from the Orkney Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the south. Learn about ancient Scottish clans at sites like Skara Brae Prehistoric Village and discover majestic fortifications and towering turrets at some of Scotland’s finest castles. Scotland’s two top dogs – Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle – are both included in the pass
From GBP30.00
 
Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Highlands in a Private Minibus from Edinburgh
"Departing Edinburgh we pass Linlithgow palace birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots in 1542 and Stirling Castle with its imposing position in the centre of the country it was strategically the most important Castle in the Kingdom and close to the scene of Wallace’s greatest triumph the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. To the south is Bannockburn where in 1314
From GBP450.00
 
Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Highlands in a Private Minibus from Glasgow
"Departing Glasgow we head towards Loch Lomond and north towards the Highland village of Tyndrum for our morning coffee stop. Crossing the Highland boundary line the lowlands give way to the lochs mountains and glens made famous by the folk hero Rob ""Roy"" MacGregor and the writings of Sir Walter Scott.Travelling north we head towards Rannoch Moor. At over 1000ft covered by heather and peat-bogs and dozens of lochs it is a truly unique landscape. This contrasts with the spectacular mountain scenery as you pass the Buachaille Etive Mor and down into Glencoe. Stunningly beautiful
From GBP500.00

More General in Aberdeen

Allanvale Cemetery.

Quite early on in my time at Aberdeen I made a point of going to Allanvale Cemetery because I knew my maternal grandfather was buried there. He was one of the victims of the Influenza epidemic that...
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uglyscot
Dec 02, 2008

Aberdeen City in Bloom

Aberdeen has won the coveted award of Britian in bloom competition many times - the city comes alive with colour from Cherry blossom and daffodils in spring time to fall colours in Autumn. The city...
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scottishvisitor
Oct 03, 2006

The Granite City

Aberdeen is called the Granite City. This is because many of the buildings were built out of grey and sometimes kind of sparkling granite. Still it is not a grey city as one could suspect, in the...
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tini58de
Jun 27, 2005

Marischal Museum

Visit the Museum in Marischal College. This is another one of the buildings that belong to the University of Aberdeen and is pretty spectacular in its own right, you can easily spend an hour or so...
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TracyG
Jun 15, 2005

Stunning Architecture...

Definately take a walk around King's Colege. This is where I mainly studied, and it is a brilliant place - if the weather is right - to explore, there is a small visitors centre and a brilliant coffee...
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TracyG
Jun 15, 2005

Aberdeen and Grampian Infomation

Before you visit this area, it would be worth your while to visit their website. Request their free trail maps for the castle and coastal trails.The have some nice materials available for free.Web...
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ringleader
Mar 07, 2004
 
 
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The Queen in Aberdeen...

We were very lucky that on the 28th May 2002 the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh came to Aberdeen as part of the Golden Jubilee tour of the UK - she spent a quite a while in Kings College at Aberdeen Uni...
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TracyG
Jul 02, 2003

Royal Deeside...

Take a trip to Balmoral Castle. There are some great walks around here, and good fishing (if that is your thing) the countryside around here really is fantastic and it is all only about 2hrs drive...
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TracyG
Jul 02, 2003

Castle of Echos

Ensure a visit to the ancient castle of Dunnottar.The best hour is around midnight. The stars blaze like jewels, while the sea still has it's say. Build a fire and sing celtic songs with friends. Pure...
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jio
Sep 08, 2002

Home to a population of...

Home to a population of 211,250, Aberdeen is a thriving, cosmopolitan port in the North-east of Scotland.Built at the mouth of two major Scottish rivers, the Dee and the Don. The Granite City owes its...
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scotty1
Aug 26, 2002

Go to see Kings College - now...

Go to see Kings College - now the main Aberdeen University Campus. Especially on a sunny day it looks absolutely lovely. And if there's a wedding coming out of Kings College Chapel......well, you can...
katiejt
Aug 26, 2002

Visit Dunnottar Castle at...

Visit Dunnottar Castle at Stonehaven, just outside Aberdeen - it reminds me of Tintagel in Cornwall and is quite dramatic!. The quaint sea-front cafes (some of which need a good lick of paint) have...
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Gypsyjuliet
Aug 26, 2002

You must visit the Strathsisla...

You must visit the Strathsisla distillery in Keith. It is only a couple of stops on the train from Aberdeen. Strathsisla distillery is part of the Chivas Brothers distilleries and is the largest...
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balfor
Aug 26, 2002

I worked on this platform for...

I worked on this platform for 2 years.It is the Brent Delta owned by Shell. NOT THE FONDEST MEMORY BUT GETTING OFF IT AND COMING HOME WAS ALWAYS A RELIEF.Some men I worked with got killed when the...
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Rob47
Aug 25, 2002

Top Hotels in Aberdeen

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96 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1NX, United Kingdom
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South Deeside Road, (formerly MacDonald Ardoe), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB12 5YP, United Kingdom
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Souterhead Road, Aberdeen, AB1 4LF, United Kingdom
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10-14 Union Terrace, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1WE, United Kingdom
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54 Kings Gate, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 4YN, United Kingdom
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59 Queens Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 4YP, United Kingdom
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Top Things to Do in Aberdeen

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Union Street

The long main street in Aberdeen from the docks to Holborn is the heart of Aberdeen. All the main shops can/could be found there as well as some more local ones. Towards the centre is a bridge...
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Old Aberdeen

A few weeks ago in early December I noticed a tip from Uglyscot (Shane) on Ye Olde Frigate pub with no photo. I decided to take some time out from Christmas shopping to take a photo of this old bar so...
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Fraserburgh - Daytrip

Fraserburgh has a best kept secret - a stunning beach. It runs from just out of town around a bay to Cairnbulg, a distnace of some 5 miles (8km) The sand is fine, its surrounded by tall dunes, and you...
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Delgatie Castle - Daytrip

Delgatie Castle is famous for its painted ceilings which date back to the 16th century, and are some of the finest works of their kind in Scotland. Some depict human heads thought to represent the...
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Balmoral Castle - Daytrip

Naturally the castle is set in a very extensive estate. Of note are the many memorials around the grounds to the past Kings and Queens of England who enjoyed spending their summer holidays here. it is...
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Beach

Aberdeen has a beautiful long sandy beach. It is particularly busy in the summer. Apart from the water, there are other amusements to be found. The fun fair has long been an attraction. My husband...
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Top 5 Aberdeen Writers

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stevezero

"Aberdeenshire"
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scottishvisitor

"The Granite City"
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AC1

"Aberdeen - The Granite City"
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iaint

"about time..."
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balfor

"Aberdeen, A great base to see the Grampians"
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