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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
 
East Neuk Treasures Tour from St Andrews
"A wonderful interactive tour around the beautiful East Neuk of Fife an area otherwise known as a 'Strip of Gold on a Beggar's Mantle'. We'll take you on a journey through the lovely rich agricultural landscape along small lanes and roads off the beaten track where the large tour buses cannot go. You'll visit some of the most beautiful and charming villages in Scotland and we stop frequently on route to ensure you have a good opportunity to absorb the magical charm of the area. The treasures of Fife await you"""Enjoy a private tour from St Andrews approximately 4 hours in duration
From GBP145.00
 
East Neuk Treasures Tour from Dundee
"A wonderful interactive tour around the beautiful East Neuk of Fife an area otherwise known as a 'Strip of Gold on a Beggar's Mantle'. We'll take you on a journey through the lovely rich agricultural landscape along small lanes and roads off the beaten track where the large tour buses cannot go. We visit the historic town of St Andrews and some of the most beautiful and charming villages in Scotland.  We stop frequently on route to ensure you have a good opportunity to absorb the magical charm of the area. T"""Enjoy a private tour from Dundee approximately 4 hours in duration
From GBP145.00

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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Provost Skene House

Provost Skene’s House is Aberdeen’s oldest surviving private residence. In the 16th century all the well-to-do houses in the area looked like it, with mellow roughly hewn stone and rounded turrets -...
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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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Marischal College - Museum

Marischal College, part of Aberdeen University since 2011 has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. It is the largest granite building in Great Britain and is a testimony to the skills...
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St Machar's Cathedral

This is a Church of Scotland building, but of course any flavour of visitor is welcome. One of its main features is the coats-of-arms on the celing, dating from 1520 (or thereby). Claims to be one of...
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His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre is known locally as damnation - but you won't be damned today if you visit this fine Edwardian theatre. HMT as it is locally known plays host to all the top London shows after...
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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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