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Loch Muick Ballater
#1 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Great visitor centre for youngsters; toilets, car park and look out on the left of the road back down (if you missed it on the right driving up) brilliant waterfalls - worth stopping & getting out of the car to see.
It gets very very busy on a good day in peak season- you need £4 in coins for the car park- but it's a lovely wild area and a fine stretch of wild water,with just a small visitor centre and a pleasant walk on a go...
Johnston Gardens Aberdeen
#2 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
April is the month a bit early to capture all the beauty of this park...the layout the paths and the waterfalls are all design that in all places one sits is a beautiful picture....and at the top area is s childre...
Feels like a nice family park, also perfect for dog walkers, picnics etc. Can be quite hard to find but would thoroughly recommend
Linn O' Dee Braemar
#3 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
It is a medium difficulty walk I would say but fine if you take your time, there is an easy accessible car park and some great views.
It's a breathtakingly beautiful place and very peaceful, despite a well used and large car park being nearby.
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Duthie Park Winter Gardens Aberdeen
#4 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Recently modernised extensive Victorian covered gardens with an extensive range of rare and exotic plants and spectacular displays of flowers, shrubs and cacti Set in beautiful Duthie Park also recently refurbishe...
The Winter Garden at Duthie Park is too easy just to drive past Wonderful place to sit and relax or just walk about and enjoy the efforts of years of gardening and tending beautiful trees and plants Chose to go on...
Burn O'Vat Dinnet
#5 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Extraordinary geological formation within the Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve - a deep, rocky, circular space about 30 ft across and maybe 50 ft deep, with a waterfall pouring into it on one side.
... find yourself looking down at the warerfall Its very high, a bit too high if you dont like heights We walked back towards the car park on the upper path And you find a viewing point for loch kennard Its beautiful
Bullers of Buchan Aberdeen
#6 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
The Bullers of Buchan are one of those amazing places in Scotland which allow access to the wilderness and beauty of its nature after just a 5 minute walk from the car park.
And if you get bored of nature a quick trip into Peterhead and a visit to Zippos Circus was a great family treat!
Balmedie Beach Aberdeen
#7 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Within easy reach of Aberdeen by car, a lovely beach with sand dunes to explore, a play park for children and plenty of room for picnics.
From the car park you walk through the sand dunes which are quite large and great fun until you hit the long stretch of beach.
Macduff Marine Aquarium Macduff
#8 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
A great place to see the local sea life up close.Its quite deceiving how large it actually is inside.The staff are very helpful,with talks and feeding at regular times through the day.A must see if you love nature...
A thank you to the people running the car park tea bar.
Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life Aberdeen
#9 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Pitmedden is definitely a 'must visit' for every garden or nature lover.
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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate Banchory
#10 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
They have large gardens to explore and there is also a children's play area near the car park that is hidden by trees where little ones could burn off some energy before touring the castle.
There is a fabulous children park with zip wire, swings, tunnels, stepping stones and plenty for the imagination.
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Hazlehead Park Aberdeen
#11 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
These are great routes for cycling, walking, jogging or nature strolls and you an do a 5km loop within the park - much further if you follow the linked paths to adjacent areas, e.g.
There are woodland walks, a very friendly cafe, a well equipped and maintained play park for the children and red squirrels - there is also a little zoo with the biggest rabbit I have ever seen.
Duthie Park Aberdeen
#12 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Lots to see and do at the Park with 2 play areas, a basketball area, boating pond, fountain, memorials and lots of plants and shrubs, then there is the David Welch winter gardens with cactus house with Spike, trop...
Visited Duthie Park and the Winter Gardens what an amazing and superb venue for special occasions, family gatherings and get together's The Winter Gardens were out of this world, I could have happily spent hours w...
Falls of Feugh Banchory
#13 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Great time watching the salmon leaping up the falls, made better by a heron fishing on the bank, car park close by and 24 hr toilets.
There's a free car park close by so you can park and walk a 100 meters to the bridge and stare at the spectacle.
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RSPB Fowlsheugh Stonehaven
#14 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
We watched thousands of birds for hours and eventually journeyed to the end of the park to sit and search for Puffins.
If you are a nature lover this is worth a stop.
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve Dinnet
#15 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
The park is very tranquil and includes lot of scenery of the nearby hills, the loch, forestland, bogs, and farmland.
We visited the nature reserve for two reasons to take in the beautiful scenery and complete part of my daughters A level photography project about water.
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Haddo House & Country Park Ellon
#16 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Beautiful Historic House, Wonderful walks in a lovely Large Estate Park, paths and whole area extremely well maintained, great play parks, amazing Lake with some lovely birds, Gorgeous Gardens, small waterfall.
There is a lovely play park for the kids to enjoy , do the tour of the house , it's quite enjoyable have a spot of lunch in the two cafes both are lovely or in the summer take a BBQ with you as there is plent...
Aden Country Park Mintlaw
#17 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
One of my favorite places, there is a nice camping sight on Aden park and the farming museum is great, nice place for family's with young children, all ages would enjoy this place, shops in the village so it's goo...
A Brilliant day out, walking round the park and then seeing the farming museum which is free entry.
Stonehaven Beach Stonehaven
#18 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
At one end is a great kids' park and the outdoor pool, along with a brilliant chipper and ice cream shop.
I will return We stayed on the caravan park that was also an excellent site with good facillities
Forvie National Nature Reserve Ellon
#19 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Such a lovely day we decided to go for a walk at Forvie nature reserve, handy car park by the bridge and a short walk in.
Forvie is an amazing nature reserve with a huge variety of wildlife and habitats.
Seaton Park Aberdeen
#20 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
You can either come to walk round the extensive grounds of the park and enjoy the various landscaped areas of the park, sit and enjoy the central boulevard planted with beautiful flowers which sits below the majes...
The formal garden area us a beautifully manicured overload of colour yet the large remainder of the park offers walks by the river or up to St Machar Cathedral, or up the hill to what we call the secret walled gar...
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Newburgh Seals Beach Newburgh
#21 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
These's plenty parking around, wonderful views over to Forvie Nature Reserve, many types of birds and a huge Seal colony often residing on the beach opposite the golf course side.
... beach was bitter so go prepared.The best way is to follow signs for newburgh golf club,there is a car park facing,park there and walk through the dunes onto the beach,about 10 mins walk max.Its well worth a vi...
City Beach Aberdeen
#22 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Kids enjoy building sand castles, adults enjoy walking along the promenade, eating ice creams or drinking a hot chocolate, depending on the weather!! great that you can park right by....
... as Fittie locally) heading North to the mouth of the River Don.Plenty of amenities here too ,eateries ,a swimming pool ,a fun fair (Scotland's Largest) and even a Retail Park and a bowling alley and cafes too.
Mar Lodge Estate Braemar
#23 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
We drove past the Linn to the NTS car park at the end of the road and went for an envigorating stroll up through the woods and following the path above the river.
We parked at the Linn odee car park and saw the gorge first and then walked for around 20 minutes and ended up at the most amazing river.
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Scolty Hill Banchory
#24 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
From Dee street cross the Dee river and make your way to the forest car park.
Parking cost us £1.50, which is a small price to pay for the upkeep of the car park and paths to the top.
Old Deeside Railway Line Aberdeen
#25 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
It is an excellent walking path to get away from city traffic and we followed it from Duthie Park past Holburn to Anderson Drive and then back to our hotel.
I love cycling along the old railway line, from the Duthie Park and along past Garthdee where I lived in my childhood days.
Fraserburgh Beach Fraserburgh
#26 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Beautiful place, very clean, with a great play park.
From the esplanade you look across to the left, the caravan park, snd the harbour entrance.
North East Falconry Centre Aberdeen
#27 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Glenshee Ski Centre Braemar
#28 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
As it was the holiday weekend the car park was a bit full.
One of the best days snowboarding I’ve had! Brilliant weather (although it’s scotland so that can’t be guaranteed of course) and although they had multiple full car parks there was never a queue for any of the lif...
Brig 'o' Balgownie Aberdeen
#29 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
If you walk uphill south from bridge you pass some historic buildings and there is a narrow gate taking you a walk along the Don Gorge into Seaton park.
One of the oldest bridges in Scotland, best accessed through the beautiful Seaton Park behind the St Machar's Cathedral in Old Aberdeen.
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Craigendarroch Ballater
#30 of 92 Nature & Parks in Aberdeenshire
Christened the lodge the 39 steps as this was the number from car park to upper floor.