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Brig 'o' Balgownie

#31 of 151 things to do in Aberdeen Features Animals
Bridge of Don | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
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13th century gothic arch

One of the oldest bridges in Scotland, best accessed through the beautiful Seaton Park behind the... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
r0landbrunner
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Zurich, Switzerland
An age gone by

17th century houses preserved and in pristine condition. An eye opener and worth a visit by... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2017
emurrayprojects
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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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Bridge of Don | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland

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Reviewed June 27, 2017

One of the oldest bridges in Scotland, best accessed through the beautiful Seaton Park behind the St Machar's Cathedral in Old Aberdeen. Built in the late 13th century, it was a very important trade route.The 12m span of the gothic arch is built in sandstone...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed May 17, 2017

17th century houses preserved and in pristine condition. An eye opener and worth a visit by everyone.

Thank emurrayprojects
Reviewed May 8, 2017

I walked across the Bridge of Don on the left side, and just at the north end there is a track which leads in about 10 minutes to the Brig O' Balgownie. It was such a peaceful location away from traffic, and there were bluebells...More

Thank Alastair N
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Take a walk from Bridge of Don along the side of the river to the Brig'o Balgownie. The scenery is wild and includes roe deer, swans, and lots of birds. Also you can see seals if the tide is out lolling about on the far...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2017

A definite must see!. Take your time and stroll around because it's well worth it. Spring/summer time will be even prettier.

Thank roseilfj
Reviewed February 26, 2017

This part of Aberdeen is very tranquil and is like stepping back in time. The bridge itself is worth seeing and houses on either side are beautiful and quaint.

Thank John K
Reviewed February 18, 2017

There are various ways to reach here, the walk through Seaton park is particularly nice. The Bridge itself is worth going for for the setting makes it so peaceful and extra special. The wildlife is fantastic to see too with birds of all varieties and...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We walked through this area one frosty day recently and were bowled over by the charm and beauty of it. The Old Bridge was mirrored on the still river and was a sight to behold. It is now a regular feature on our walking list.

Thank Stranathro
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Love it. One of my favourite places in Aberdeen. It is 15 minutes at the most from the Bridge of Don. When crossing the Bridge of Don on foot from King Street end stay on the left hand side of the Bridge. Near the end...More

Thank Sheena S
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The brig o balgownie is one of the best walks you'll ever see. You start at Balgownie Road and you walk down the stairs and you'll see the sun setting and it will be beautiful. (between 0600 and 0900 are the best of times) If...More

Thank Bruce H
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