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Ranked #1 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: "The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. So why not come... more » Owner description: "The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. So why not come and see why? A wonderful day out and a fantastic welcome await you at The Gordon Highlanders Museum where we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of this world-famous Regiment. The Museum is a Visit Scotland 5* attraction (the only 5* military museum in Scotland). It is located at St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid. However the Gordon Highlanders Museum is more than just a museum - it has a wonderful tea room, a gift shop and beautiful gardens all of which are staffed by volunteers and can offer conference and fine dining facilities as well. The Museum, in addition to displaying the permanent collection, has a full programme of events throughout the year, including a major annual exhibition (at present 'Shattered Hopes - The Gordon Highlanders in 1914'). It also provides an excellent learning and outreach programme to schools and community groups throughout the North East of Scotland, courtesy of our Education sponsors. The Gordon Highlanders Museum is an independent self-financed charity that receives no public subsidy. It is reliant upon visitors, donations and sponsorship to maintain its current range of activities. Opening Times: Early February - Late November Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm « less
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Ranked #2 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors

If you are a waterfall fan it's a good idea to visit Royal Deeside. The Linn of Dee is up there with the best. Drive to Braemar and then follow a B road for a few miles till you... more »

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Ranked #3 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
A stretch of sandy beach north of the city.
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Ranked #4 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th... more » Owner description: Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th century to its oil industry today; this museum explores the historic developments behind the city's maritime industries. « less
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Ranked #5 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #6 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Castles; Cultural
17th-century castle once owned by the brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen. Open Spring and Summer only.
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Ranked #10 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors

The Bullers is well worth a visit if you're in the area, particularly if you enjoy wildlife and bird watching.  It's located off the A975 just north of Cruden Bay and about 25... more »

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Ranked #11 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
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Ranked #12 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #14 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Well-known art gallery displaying a fine collection of modern and pre-Raphaelite art.
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Ranked #15 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Gardens; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #20 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Playgrounds; Gardens; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #23 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: ; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Blairs Museum gives a unique insight into Scotland's Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more... more » Owner description: Blairs Museum gives a unique insight into Scotland's Catholic history and heritage with spectacular collections spanning more than 500 years - paintings (including the memorial portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots), church textiles, sacred silver and Jacobite memorabilia and also tells the story of Blairs College, the former National Junior Seminary. Blairs Museum is housed in its former sacristy. You can absorb the peace and tranquility of St Mary's Church as part of your visit. « less
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Ranked #24 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Biking Trails; Trails; Outdoors

A 'hidden gem' in Aberdeen(shire) for spending some good time with a young family if they like trains - as most 3-4 year olds do; you can get a short ride on an old train along a... more »

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Ranked #26 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for... more » Owner description: Erected in 1597, this is one of the most famous castle ruins in Scotland, and was used by Bram Stoker as the inspiration for the castle of the evil vampire in his most famous supernatural tale "Dracula." « less
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Ranked #27 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Architectural Buildings; Educational Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #29 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
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Ranked #30 of 89 attractions in Aberdeen
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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