Things to see and do in Aberdeen/shire

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Things to see and do in Aberdeen/shire Reviews

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Feb 27, 2008
10 things to see and do in Aberdeen and the surrounding area.

1) Provest Skene's House

Provost Skene's House is Aberdeen's oldest building and houses a free museum of period furniture, household items throughout the Centuries and a beautiful painted gallery

2) The Tolbooth

The Tolbooth is Aberdeen's oldest prison dating back to before the Jacobite period. Visit the cells where Bonnie Prince Charlie supporters were held and see some relics including instruments of torture and execution.

3) Glen Garioch Distillery

The Glen Garioch Distillery is a working example of Aberdeenshire's finest export. Enjoy a dram after touring the distillery.

4) Grampian Transport Museum

The Grampian Transport Museum exhibits various forms of transport from years gone by including the Cruden Bay Hotel tram car, penny farthings, old cars, buses and motorbikes.

5) Story Book Glen

Storybook Glen is a magical place for children and adults will love it too. Set in Deeside, just outside Aberdeen, visitors can relax with storybook characters, fictional playmates and nursery rhyme friends.

6) Duthie Park

Duthie Park is one of Aberdeen's best loved parks with many features such as a hot house with a wide range of plants, a boating pond, children's play area, walks and rose gardens

7) Castle Fraser

Castle Fraser is one of many finely preserved Castles in the Castle Trail of Royal Deeside owned by The National Trust For Scotland.

8) Scottish Lighthouse Museum

The Scottish Lighthouse Museum houses equipment, uniforms and lenses from Scotland's lighthouses and gives you the opportunity to tour the Kinnaird Head lighthouse and climb to the top to enjoy views of the Broch and the North Sea.

9) Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle is a bonnie 16th Century tower house property with stunning gardens set in the heart of Royal Deeside, just outside Banchory.

10) Glamis Castle

Reputed to be the most haunted castle in Scotland, Glamis Castle is certainly a most beautiful and well preserved castle with an impressive mile long drive and some stunning gardens and walks.
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