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Different things to do in Aberdeen

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miss_scrooge
miss_scrooge Posts: 421 Forumite
Planning on going to Aberdeen have decided to go to all the museums and the beach and fair was just wondering if there are other things to do that tourists don't know about.Also would like it to be cheap as possible.Going to Kintore aswell does scottish buses have day tickets.
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  • Torry_Quine
    Torry_Quine Posts: 18,845 Forumite
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    The winter gardens at the Duthie Park are well worth a visit. The park itself is being restored at the moment. http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/parks_open_spaces/pos_wintergdn.asp
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    Definitely the Winter Gardens, it's lovely there! If you've kids then a trip to Satrosphere would be recommended too :) stagecoach have some different ticket types but I don't know prices
  • pogofish
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    As well as Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park is worth a visit - Maze, small zoo, more gardens.

    The Uni Zoology Museum and Natural History Centre is a great place for kids. Also the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens is one of the City's Hidden Gems:

    http://www.abdn.ac.uk/museums/exhibitions/zoology-museum.php

    If you are heading to Kintore, the Tyrebagger Sculpture trail is just off the main road:

    http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/wildwoods.nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/ScotlandMorayandAberdeenshireNoForestForestsofMorayandAberdeenshireTyrebagger

    Again, a few minutes from Kintore is Kemnay - With Fetternear Estate, which is worth a stroll round:

    http://www.bishopspalace.co.uk/
  • lizziebabe
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    Just up the coast is Cruden Bay. I used to visit as a child and loved it. I was at school in Aberdeen as a child, my Mum came from a village called Peterculter. Happy Days :)
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    You could also look on the north east Scotland section of netmums to see what's on while you're here. Cruden Bay beach is lovely as is the Bullers of Buchan if you fancy a walk
  • missile
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    The Gordon Highlander and Maritime museums are worth a look. Both have nice cafes. You might enjoy a walk around Fitdee.
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  • miss_scrooge
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    Is fitdee the fishermans cottages I stayed in one 30 years ago can still remember the inside planning to go down to see them just have memories of the beach and fair and cottage does the fair have a watergun where you shoot targets and people pop out and is there a laughing sailor in a box.Gordon highlander sounds like my kind of thing.
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    It's spelt Footdee but pronounced Fittie!
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    Is fitdee the fishermans cottages I stayed in one 30 years ago can still remember the inside planning to go down to see them just have memories of the beach and fair and cottage does the fair have a watergun where you shoot targets and people pop out and is there a laughing sailor in a box.Gordon highlander sounds like my kind of thing.

    Yes, that is correct. I did a photography course and this was one of the locations I visited. It is like a time capsule in the centre of Aberdeen and I met a few locals who had some very interesting tales. I have not seen those old funfair amusements for many years. :rotfl::rotfl:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lfIgu23kms

    Cadona's Amusement Park is a bit more high tech (and expensive!) these days.
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  • miss_scrooge
    miss_scrooge Posts: 421 Forumite
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    Oh thought your link was going to be of aberdeen funny though want to go to Rye been to hastings.Thank you.

    Here is a link about the fair in aberdeen http://youtu.be/3JLiBqBiQXk
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