Top 8 places to visit in Aberdeen
Aberdeen has been a human settlement for the last 8000 thousand years and is today Scotland’s third most populous city, and has earned itself the nicknames of Granite city and Grey City. It is also considered the oil capital of Europe. The city is famous for its shopping enclaves, history, culture and entertainment and also for its marvelous ferries along the rivers of Dee and Don.
Gordon Highlander’s Museum
This is a museum which is dedicated to cherish and commemorate the memory of the world famous Gordon Highlanders regiment of the British Army. It contains everything from medals to weapons and the regimental colors of this regiment. The hall is also used for conferences, weddings and many more.
The Craigievar castle is a pinkish harled castle which provides a fairytale experience with its high towers, gargoyles, multiple turrets and classic cobbled work. The interiors have ancient furniture and a secret staircase along with the Great hall.
This park is a wonderful embodiment of various kinds of vegetation with temperate and arid houses with the second largest collection of bromeliads and giant cacti in Britain. It also has a collection of tree ferns, Spanish moss and other species.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
This museum is situated on the historic Shiprow and portrays Aberdeen’s long relationship with maritime activities and operations. The collections cover shipbuilding methods, fast sailing ships, and also displays the North Sea oil industry.
Codonas Amusement Park
This is a family run amusement park in Aberdeen and was first set up in 1969. This offers many exciting rides for the families, namely, Vertigo Ariel Assault Course, The Galleon, Super Trucks and other attractions include a XD Theatre, video games deck and many restaurants.
This is a castle similar to the Craigievar Castle and is still used by members of the royal family. It is still a working estate and consists of a well-managed herd of deer, Highland cattle and ponies. The Ballroom is the only room inside the castle open to the public and the gardens and lawns can be viewed by the public.
Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links
The beach is famous for its golden sand and also for its curved length along the river Don’s mouth. This is also a very popular site for walkers, surfers and wind surfers too. The Queen Links is a green patch of land running parallel to the beach and is used by kite boarders.
This originally is a stone circle of the recumbent type, and is formed of 11 red Granite stone. The laying stones have 31 cup marks which are supposedly positions of the moon. Inside the circle there is a ring cairn and in 1865 excavations of cremations were discovered.
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