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Brig 'o' Balgownie

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Address: Bridge of Don | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
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This historic bridge has stood since the early 14th century and once served...

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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wonderful walk

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... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rosired
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 riverbank. Once you reach the Brig there are superb old houses and a cobbled street... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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.

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Thank roseilfj
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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.

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Thank John K
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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 seals among other ones too

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Thank Vicki M
Aberdeen
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335 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Stranathro
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 of the Bridge there is an earthen path that goes down to the river. Follow... More 

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Thank Sheena S
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 you walk over the bridge, go up Don street and you'll pass the student accommodation.... More 

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Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

A lovely, old bridge which offers a view of what Aberdeen might have been like in the past, and apparently the possibility of spotting seals now. Easy walking distance to Seaton Park or a longer walk down to the sea.

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Thank Helena H
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

There is a old song about this brig. It's a nice walk past it and it's a nice veiw from the brig. But a part from that not to much to say about it

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

We wandered around a bit trying to find this. It was a nice day for a walk so we didn't mind getting lost. We did take the bus back to Aberdeen though.

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