Category Archive Places to Visit

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12th April 2019

Lochnagar, Upper Deeside

Lochnagar or Beinn Chìochan is a mountain in the Grampians of Scotland, located about five miles south of the River Dee near Balmoral.


“Away, ye gay landscapes, ye gardens of roses!
In you let the minions of luxury rove;
Restore me the rocks, where the snow-flake reposes,
Though still they are sacred to freedom and love:
Yet, Caledonia, belov’d are thy mountains,
Round their white summits though elements war;
Though cataracts foam ‘stead of smooth-flowing fountains,
I sigh for the valley of dark Loch na Garr.”

George Gordon, Lord Byron, 1807

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city’s long relationship with the Sea. This award-winning museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross’s House, which was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers visitors a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour.

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Aberdeenshire Castles 1: Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle is a 16th-century castle near Banchory in the Aberdeenshire region of Scotland. The castle was built by the Burnetts of Leys and was held in that family for almost 400 years. The castle and grounds are now owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland and are open to the public.

Wikipedia Page: Crathes Castle

National Trust for Scotland webpage for Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle at Undiscovered Scotland

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BBC Antiques Roadshow at Crathes Castle

Picture of the Day

8th April 2019

Glen Garioch Distillery

Glen Garioch distillery (pronounced “Glen Geery” in the Doric dialect of Aberdeen) is one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland, dating back to 1797. It is situated just outside the village of Old Meldrum, 19 miles from Aberdeen, and is the city’s closest whisky distillery.

Wikipedia Page

Glen Garioch Distillery Webpage

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6th April 2019

River Dee at Mar Lodge
River Dee at Mar Lodge

The Upper Reaches of the River Dee at Mar Lodge near Braemar.

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5th April 2019

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven (just south of Aberdeen)

Dunnottar Castle (from Scottish Gaelic, Dùn Fhoithear, “fort on the shelving slope”) is a ruined castle located upon a rocky headland near Stonehaven, just south of Aberdeen.

Wikipedia Entry for Dunnottar Castle