Our Top 5 Favourite Secret Things To Do In Aberdeen

Looking for the best days out in Aberdeen? Make the most of your Aberdeen days out with this guide to the best ones in the county.

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Explore the Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Located near the harbour on the historic Shiprow, the museum is an integral part of the city. A variety of buildings are used, including the former Trinity Congregational Church, which was converted to serve as an extension of the museum, and Provost Ross’ House, one of the oldest domestic buildings in the city. North Sea history is told through the museum’s exhibits. There are exhibits on the North Sea oil industry, shipbuilding, fast sailing ships and fishing history.

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Explore the Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Located near the harbour on the historic Shiprow, the museum is an integral part of the city. A variety of buildings are used, including the former Trinity Congregational Church, which was converted to serve as an extension of the museum, and Provost Ross’ House, one of the oldest domestic buildings in the city. North Sea history is told through the museum’s exhibits. There are exhibits on the North Sea oil industry, shipbuilding, fast sailing ships and fishing history.

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Take a walk through Aberdeen’s Duthie Park

If you’re planning a romantic weekend away with your partner or a weekend of rest and relaxation with your family, make sure you check out Duthie Park while you’re in Aberdeenshire. Duthie Park is the perfect place to escape the crowds thanks to its wide range of exotic plants, play areas, and beautifully restored Victorian features.

Enjoy colourful exotic plant gardens and adventure play areas for the little ones. Sport fields and boating ponds offer fun for the whole family, while boats can be rented. Duthie Park is also bursting with Victorian design features, including the Band Stand, fountains, and the iconic decorative mound. 

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Take a walk through Aberdeen’s Duthie Park

If you’re planning a romantic weekend away with your partner or a weekend of rest and relaxation with your family, make sure you check out Duthie Park while you’re in Aberdeenshire. Duthie Park is the perfect place to escape the crowds thanks to its wide range of exotic plants, play areas, and beautifully restored Victorian features.

Enjoy colourful exotic plant gardens and adventure play areas for the little ones. Sport fields and boating ponds offer fun for the whole family, while boats can be rented. Duthie Park is also bursting with Victorian design features, including the Band Stand, fountains, and the iconic decorative mound. 

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visit St Machar's Cathedral Transepts

Take a tour of the ruined transepts of Aberdeen Cathedral for a historical day out with the family! The aisled nave of the 1300s church remains in use, but most of the building was destroyed in the 1688 collapse of the crossing tower. Aberdeen, Scotland’s St Machar’s Cathedral, often called Old Machar, belongs to the Church of Scotland and is located in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen, it is north of the city center.

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Take a walk through Aberdeen’s Duthie Park

Take a tour of the ruined transepts of Aberdeen Cathedral for a historical day out with the family! The aisled nave of the 1300s church remains in use, but most of the building was destroyed in the 1688 collapse of the crossing tower. Aberdeen, Scotland’s St Machar’s Cathedral, often called Old Machar, belongs to the Church of Scotland and is located in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen, it is north of the city center.

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tour The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Located in the former home of leading Scottish artist Sir George Reid in the fashionable west end of Aberdeen, Scotland, The Gordon Highlanders Museum offers a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors.

In addition to visiting and exploring the collection yourself, they offer corporate and private event and hospitality services, group tours, and school visits. Why not take advantage of their Tea Room and Gift Shop or stroll through their lovely Memorial Gardens to really make the most of your visit!

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tour The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Located in the former home of leading Scottish artist Sir George Reid in the fashionable west end of Aberdeen, Scotland, The Gordon Highlanders Museum offers a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors.

In addition to visiting and exploring the collection yourself, they offer corporate and private event and hospitality services, group tours, and school visits. Why not take advantage of their Tea Room and Gift Shop or stroll through their lovely Memorial Gardens to really make the most of your visit!

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visit Balmoral Castle & Estate

Each year, Balmoral Castle is open to the public from April to July. Occasionally, group visits can be arranged outside of that period if the Royal family is not in residence.

In Royal Deeside, Balmoral Estate is located about halfway between the villages of Braemar and Ballater, surrounded by magnificent scenery. It is easy to understand why it became a favourite holiday retreat of the Royal family. Ever since Prince Albert acquired the Estate in 1852 for Queen Victoria, it has served as the Royal Family’s Scottish holiday home.

The grounds are extensive and beautifully maintained, and the stables have a collection of Royal carriages and cars and there is an excellent tearoom and shop open to the public to view.

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visit Balmoral Castle & Estate

Each year, Balmoral Castle is open to the public from April to July. Occasionally, group visits can be arranged outside of that period if the Royal family is not in residence.

In Royal Deeside, Balmoral Estate is located about halfway between the villages of Braemar and Ballater, surrounded by magnificent scenery. It is easy to understand why it became a favourite holiday retreat of the Royal family. Ever since Prince Albert acquired the Estate in 1852 for Queen Victoria, it has served as the Royal Family’s Scottish holiday home.

The grounds are extensive and beautifully maintained, and the stables have a collection of Royal carriages and cars and there is an excellent tearoom and shop open to the public to view.

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