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Aberdeen Road Trips

There is so much to see and do during the many Aberdeen road trips and below we give you some that take in the sights of the City and Aberdeenshire such as the gardens, parks, castles and harbours.

 Aberdeen Road Trips Stonehaven Harbour
Photo of Stonehaven Harbour courtesy of Inspires by Avis/Visit Scotland.

Our first Aberdeen road trip has been compiled by Visit Scotland editor Annierose Knox for the Inspires by Avis blog. She shares her 3 day travels through the historical streets such as Old Aberdeen in which she says:

Venture northwards to cobbled streets of Old Aberdeen. Not to sound like a broken record or anything, but the buildings in Aberdeen really are incredible. Here, you’ll find yourself staring up at majestic university buildings and imagining life as a student back when Scotland’s third oldest university was founded in 1495. The area is dotted with various student haunts, budget eateries and numerous artisan coffee shops to duck into for a flat white.

She then drives to Footdee and the Castlegate before taking in our museums such as The Tolbooth.

Annierose then drives through the coastline and onto our many castles, including the picturesque Craigievar Castle and the well-known Royal Family Deeside retreat of Balmoral Castle.

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