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Address: Bridge of Don | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Description: This historic bridge has stood since the early 14th century and once...
This historic bridge has stood since the early 14th century and once served as an important line of communication between Aberdeen and other medieval coastal towns.
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Historic, archaeological and architectural gem-- especially in good weather!

The Brig o'Balgownie is a mediaeval bridge which was given some serious restoration a few centuries later. It provides the focal point for a picturesque vista over one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Brig o'Balgownie is a mediaeval bridge which was given some serious restoration a few centuries later. It provides the focal point for a picturesque vista over one of the curves of the River Don as it winds towards its mouth into the North Sea. The bridge is historic, associated with King Robert the Bruce and speculatively linked to one... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

At least once a month I walk my dog from seaton park to the Brig o Balgownie. It's a beautiful place that lets you escape right in the middle of the city

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Brig O' Balgownie is a wee treasure to be found in Aberdeen hidden away. I found this bridge while I was at university as it leads to the halls on the south side of the Don. Its so rustic you could imagine the old carts going over it and the childish tails of the troll living below. On the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Honestly, this is just an old bridge crossing the Don river. If you like nature walk, this is the place. The view is very nice from the bridge on both side. Not highly recommend if you don't have spare time in the city. You won't miss much. Again it is just a bridge.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Lovely to walk round here in a sunny day. The little cottages by the side are so cute and picturesque.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I live locally and didn't even know is place existed! I was taking an exchange student round the sights if Aberdeen and we went here. I loved it and thought I was really tranquil so close to the city. I have taken all my future exchanges to see it. Whether they like it as much as I do remains to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is such a picturesque little spot. Just follow the River of Don from the Bridge of Don, it is only a 15 minute walk or so, and you will find this charming place- I am always a bit jealous of people who live in the vicinity. Very romantic and a great place for photo shoots or a picnic- and... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

15th century hump back bridge hidden away from the noise of the bustling suburb of Bride of Don. Well worth a visit. There is a circular walk which takes in both sides of the river. Also if you walk over it and walk a short distance up the hill on the right there is what looks like a secret door... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

The quaint residential area of Brig 'o' Balgownie can be accessed by the riverside path running through Seaton park. Take time to explore the paths running along side the river and take in the stunning views. Sadly theres no place to sit and have a coffee, however it's a cracking place to take a picnic on a sunny day or... More 

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