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Lights, camera, action in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire!

08/12/2016

By VisitAberdeen

It’s no wonder that location managers, producers and directors are queueing up to film in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  Aberdeenshire stretches from “one of the last great places on earth” (the...

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A St Andrew's Day themed trip to ABDN

29/11/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeenshire stretches from “one of the last great places on earth” to “one of the world’s top-rated coastlines” - National Geographic.  It’s the perfect destination for experiencing true Scotland. 

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The Countdown is on to the Aberdeen Winter Festival!

21/11/2016

By VisitAberdeen

With just days to go until the Aberdeen Winter Festival is in full swing with the opening of the Aberdeen Christmas Village, we take a look at what's to come...

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Winter Traditions in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

28/10/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Christmas tree walks

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Orchid: New season…new cocktails

25/10/2016

By VisitAberdeen

To ‘warmly’ welcome the brisk cooler nights as we step into autumn and winter, Orchid has lovingly created a pristine new menu.

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Fabulous Festive Girls' Weekends!

21/10/2016

By VisitAberdeen

It’s a lot to prepare and things are about to get serious! So grab your best girl friends for some much needed R&R and preparation for the big event in...

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Halloween for Little Monsters

11/10/2016

By VisitAberdeen

The temperature plummets, a creepy mist appears and things are not all as they appear as things start to go bump in the night! Maybe it’s my over-active imagination or...

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A Ghostly Gathering

06/10/2016

By VisitAberdeen

With over 300 ancient manor houses and castles around us, there was no way we weren’t going to have spooky experiences lined up for you!

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History, discovery and days out in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

30/08/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Trying to put together a top 10 list would be nigh on impossible as such a list would miss something out!  Aberdeenshire is known for its Castles which can be...

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Be One with Nature this Autumn…

23/08/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are home to a number of beautiful walking paths, castle grounds and country estates, perfect for a weekend away this autumn.  If escaping the hustle and bustle...

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Play Me, I'm Yours

05/08/2016

By VisitAberdeen

The piano's are placed at a number of different tourist sites, attractions and walkways throughout the city centre and at Aberdeen Airport's arrivals.

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Insiders tips for cocktails in Aberdeen

03/08/2016

By VisitAberdeen

One of my most enjoyable past times in Aberdeen is to join the excitable crowds on a Friday or Saturday night in savouring a cocktail or two at one of...

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Glamping in Aberdeenshire

01/08/2016

By VisitAberdeen

So you’ve tried hotels and self-catering cottages but what’s next in tourism accommodation? Glamping could be the perfect solution for you, providing all weather accommodation and facilities from the basic...

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Source Weekender – Preview

19/07/2016

By VisitAberdeen

The event promises to immerse audiences in music influenced by world beats as MOBO Award winners and Mercury Prize artists take to the stage.

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Celebrate Scottish culture at our Highland Games

08/07/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Throughout summer there are many Highland Games which can be attended. They’re perfect for a true Scottish experience – bagpipes, kilts, caber toss & highland dancing, to name but a...

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Golfers' Wonderland!

29/06/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Whether you’re a keen golfer or simply enjoy a relaxing round, Aberdeen and Aberdeen really are must-play destinations.

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Banchory Beer Festival - Not Just For Beer Lovers!

21/06/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Some exciting news landed in my inbox when I was catching up with the lovely guys at Banchory Beer Festival – there’s going to be a prosecco tent! Hold onto...

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How to Treat Dad this Father's Day in #BeautifulABDN

16/06/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has such a range of great events and attractions so I put together a top 10 list of things that I hope my girls might consider doing...

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Dine Al Fresco in #BeautifulABDN

13/06/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeen Beach

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My Favourite Places to Walk

06/06/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Whilst I enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, I adore spending my weekends in the depth of the Aberdeenshire countryside.

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Beautiful Beaches in ABDN

02/06/2016

By VisitAberdeen

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Summer weekends in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

19/05/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Summer is the best time of year to explore a new destination. It’s true what they say, “the world is your oyster” so we really think you should come pay...

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Scottish Country Breaks in Aberdeenshire

12/05/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Nothing spells a country break in Scotland like an Aberdeenshire country house hotel. You are truly spoiled for choice in our rolling countryside from luxury houses to castles you can...

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Things To Do In Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire This May Day

02/05/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Look Again Festival

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A Story of Architecture

21/04/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Silver City – Education, Salvation, Damnation

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Top 10 things to do with the family in #BeautifulABDN

12/04/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeen Beach 

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Dreaming of Summer

01/04/2016

By VisitAberdeen

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter it’s evident that summer is nearly upon us.

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How to spend the Easter Long Weekend in Aberdeen

24/03/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Easter at Braemar Castle

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Places To Chase Aurora Borealis

07/03/2016

By VisitAberdeen

When there's been sightings of Northern Lights like last night's display we like to keep an eye on the  Aurora Forecast.

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All Things Festival

25/02/2016

By VisitAberdeen

 

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Mother’s Day – Your Day Planned!

22/02/2016

By VisitAberdeen

There are a number of Spas in our fabulous hotels.

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4 Places to Have Pancakes this Shrove Tuesday

09/02/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Just what the doctor ordered - some delicious panacakes with a healthy dose of fruits, nuts and seeds. What guilty pleasure?

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Seven Ways to Celebrate Robert Burns in Aberdeen

11/01/2016

By VisitAberdeen

Maryculter House Hotel

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Aberdeen LOVES Christmas!

11/12/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Bang in the city centre is Aberdeen’s very own winter wonderland. Guarded by nutcrackers and walled in thousands of pretty fairy lights, it’s certainly full of merry cheer.

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Funfair, Cocktails and Karaoke!

26/11/2015

By VisitAberdeen

For our special night out we fancied something a little quirky… This meant beginning our night with fun fair themed cocktails & food and finishing it singing to our hearts content.

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A Night at The Crowne Plaza

18/11/2015

By VisitAberdeen

So, the chance to stay at the brand new Crowne Plaza, just 5 minutes walk from the airport terminal, was not just a bit of a treat but a godsend...

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You Can’t Beat Aberdeen

29/10/2015

By VisitAberdeen

In one moment you’re bang in the centre of Scotland’s third largest city surrounded by awe-inspiring sparkling granite buildings. Central to the hustle and bustle of city life.

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All is not what it seems in Manderley…

27/10/2015

By VisitAberdeen

We started our evening at one of Belmont Street’s relaxed eateries. Triple Kirks is one of my favourite places in the city centre for really good pub grub.

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The Most Beautiful Places to Walk in Aberdeenshire

26/10/2015

By VisitAberdeen

All you need is the correct clothing and footwear, some Big Beefys Billtong (or some butteries) in your snack bag and this helpful guide on walking in our region for...

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Aberdeenshire’s Haunted Houses

20/10/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeen is celebrated for its beautiful architecture and stunning castles so I thought I’d do some investigation into our haunted houses.

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The Battle of Justice Mills

13/10/2015

By VisitAberdeen

A fight between royalists and government, The Battle of Justice Mills is believed to have taken place in the now ‘Bon Accord Terrace Gardens’, lasting only two hours.

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Good Food Does Good!

12/10/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Enjoy fantastic food whilst giving a little back at these excellent eateries.

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True North Festival Preview

22/09/2015

By VisitAberdeen

If you’ve not yet heard about True North Festival at Aberdeen Performing Arts we thought we’d give you the lowdown on the events you don’t want to miss!

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Nobody puts Baby in the corner....

14/09/2015

By VisitAberdeen

So I invited my mum along to the first showing of Dirty Dancing at His Majesty's Theatre and well, all I can say is "I Had The Time of My...

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Lunch at Cafe Coast!

20/08/2015

By VisitAberdeen

As the sun came out just in time for lunch yesterday, Gemma and I eagerly anticipated our break so we could get out and enjoy the summer sunshine.  It also...

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First Bus Family Ticket Challenge

06/08/2015

By VisitAberdeen

To make this most of this summer holiday offer, together we’ve come up with the First Bus Family Ticket Challenge!

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Brilliant Youth from Around the World in Stonehaven

03/08/2015

By VisitAberdeen

And so to Stonehaven Town Hall, a cracking little venue brought to life by the community in recent years, on Thursday night to hear three great bands performing as part...

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Behind the scenes at the Paul Lawrie Match Play

31/07/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Kim tells us of her experience behind the scenes at the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play!

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Hobbits in the Shire

13/07/2015

By VisitAberdeen

It sounds like something straight off the Lord of the Rings movie set, but it’s actually a quaint glamping haven nestled at the edge of Rosehearty in Aberdeenshire.

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Keep the Kids Busy in the Holidays!

06/07/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Six weeks off school... sounds great… but keeping kids entertained all the time can be difficult! There is plenty to do in Aberdeen so I thought I would share with...

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How to survive the Heat Wave!

01/07/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Judging by the red, dewy faces in the VisitAberdeenshire office this morning, we were wrong to be disbelieving (though that was maybe just me after climbing the stairs)!

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The Tale of Two Cities

16/06/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Aberdeen is full of modern day attractions, but its historic medieval past is well worth discovering.

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A Walk on the Wildside...

27/05/2015

By VisitAberdeen

There is a whole selection of events from walks, to wild-life spotting and for those less fond of the great outdoors, a tour of the Brewdog brewery!  However, as I...

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Capturing the “Big Three” on our Coast before Lunch!

18/05/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Red Kites, Eagles, Highland Cattle, Deer and much more are all around us.  But on Sunday morning I decided to earn my lunch by seeing if I could see a...

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Wicked Rocks!

08/05/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Our evening started of with an extra treat, pre theatre supper at Rock & Oyster. 

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Beautiful Surroundings in Banchory

07/05/2015

By VisitAberdeen

The bank holiday weekend is always one of my favourite holidays and last week I decided to take a trip out to Banchory.

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Fine Food, Amazing Art and Silly Selfies

29/04/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Got an afternoon spare and would like some ideas on how to get out and enjoy our wonderful area?  Well Nikki and I have the perfect suggestion…

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Topsides UK Q&A with Gavin Esslemont

27/04/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Topsides UK - Europe’s first and only exhibition dedicated to topsides operations and projects - is set to launch at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) in 2016.

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VisitABDN: My Favourite Place Episode 5

23/04/2015

By VisitAberdeen

It's all about wildlife right now in Aberdeen, with the launch of DolphinWatch we've been getting to know our coastline!

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Ein kleines Kaffee im Herzen von Aberdeen

02/04/2015

By VisitAberdeen

,,Yvi´s House Of Tea´´, ist ein kleines Kaffee im Herzen von Aberdeen, 85 Rosemount Viaduct in ,,Teasel&Tweed´´! Tee und Wafflen sind hier ganz gross geschrieben!

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My Aberdeen Bucket List

23/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Since working at VisitAberdeenshire I have discovered so much about what the region has to offer and this has inspired me to create an ‘Aberdeen Bucket List’ - a list...

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St Patrick's Day

17/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

 

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Forgotten about Mother's Day? Don't panic!

13/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

As it's Mother's Day we thought we'd give you a gentle reminder to show your Mum she's special. 

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Disney on Ice

12/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

We’re pretty sure you will have all heard the song by now and if you have a little prince or princess in your life you are probably fed up hearing it.

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Craft Beers from Aberdeen

12/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

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Your Aberdeen Festivals Guide!

03/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

We have some wonderful festivals on offer in Aberdeen and even better ways to save you money on your trip! We want you to make the most of our festivals...

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15 Reasons To Love Aberdeen

02/03/2015

By VisitAberdeen

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Der traditionelle Afternoon Tea bekommt im Carmelite Hotel

27/02/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Der traditionelle Afternoon Tea bekommt im Carmelite Hotel am The Green eine völlig neue Bedeutung mit einer Mischung aus verspielter Exzentrik und britischem Humor.“Mad Hatters Tea Party” nennt sich die...

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Weekend Funzies

20/02/2015

By VisitAberdeen

We started off our weekend of fun at Illicit Still where we had a few games of pool – it has become a tradition when our wee group gets together...

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To Kill A Mockingbird

18/02/2015

By VisitAberdeen

There are times that it seems everyone you know is planning to do the same thing as you are.  This week is one of them as Christopher Sergel’s stage adaption...

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5 Places For Pancakes in Aberdeen

17/02/2015

By VisitAberdeen

In true Cocoa Ooze style they are combining their pancakes with chocolate, both white and milk and strawberries! Yum!

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Experiencing the Northern Arc

10/02/2015

By VisitAberdeen

So at the weekend I went to the Music Hall and experienced the first of the Northern Arc Sessions, there’s three in the series so don’t worry if you’ve missed...

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun....

02/02/2015

By VisitAberdeen

I know it’s only a 30 minute drive from Aberdeen, but when I got the chance to go for a weekend break to Banchory I jumped at the chance.

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Sample Your Own Taste of Masterchef Magic!

22/01/2015

By VisitAberdeen

If you’re a Masterchef fan you’ll already know that there were a couple of Scottish lads in the final of Masterchef: The Professionals 2014.

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Looking for something new to discover in 2015?

20/01/2015

By VisitAberdeen

Kicking off with the educational and illuminating Arts Across Learning  in February, the festival season is nearly upon us.

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The Nutcracker a hit for ballet "first-timer"

15/01/2015

By VisitAberdeen

I had never been to the ballet before, and neither had my partner Alistair, so we were more than looking forward to it.

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6 New Year resolutions you can keep in Aberdeen

05/01/2015

By VisitAberdeen

You know how it goes; overindulge during the holidays and feel guilty for the rest of the year, dreading the propsect of planning (and sticking to) a schedule of bland...

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World Record Attempt is a Cracker

19/12/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Spurred on by the enthusiastic record attempts of 2013 and 2014 to achieve a world record for the largest choir of people bearing the same name, the people of Aberdeen...

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Don't get caught offside by the REF

18/12/2014

By VisitAberdeen

So this Thursday (18th December) I’ll be looking at the REF. No, not the sporting kind, but the Research Excellence Framework (REF), whose results are published.

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Something Very Special....

14/11/2014

By VisitAberdeen

There are a number of things in Aberdeen which I feel should always be here, the list is too long to go through but the Victoria Restaurant is definitely on...

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Top 5 to Make Christmas Shopping More Blissful than Woeful

31/10/2014

By VisitAberdeen

In Aberdeen we like to think that we have something a little different than your usual high-street and we present it with a loving Scottish flare! There are a number...

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A good old fashioned farce – One Man, Two Guvnors

15/10/2014

By VisitAberdeen

This good old fashioned farce has everything - a live skiffle band, slap-stick comedy, romance, gangsters – all the elements for a great night out!

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Planes, Trains and…a Flaming 42 Litre Packard Bentley?!

09/10/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Well I’m going to tell you a little bit about why I think the Grampian Transport Museum is special and we’ll get to the story about the Bentley, you’ll just...

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Getting About with the Gordon Highlanders!

25/09/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Although a museum on military history may not immediately be the top of my list to visit, I was left eating my words yesterday after a fascinating afternoon in the...

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Let There Be Meat!

22/08/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Boozy Cow! Its maybe a name you’re more used to hearing when you’ve had a couple of wines too many with your girlfriends, but now you can associate it with...

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VisitAberdeenshire's Routes to their North East Roots

06/08/2014

By VisitAberdeen

With the Route to Your North East Roots event fast approaching this weekend the VisitAberdeenshire team thought they would tell you a bit about their Aberdeen ancestry.

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VisitABDN: My Favourite Place Episode 1

31/07/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Hear Ben speak about why Aberdeen Beach is his favourite place in the first episode of VisitABDN: My Favourite Place

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Top 5 Ways To Do the Wild Dolphin Trail

21/07/2014

By VisitAberdeen

 You could join Spiderman and enjoy the dolphins as a caped crusader!

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Let the Little Ones GoApe!

17/07/2014

By VisitAberdeen

When we found out that GoApe were putting in a mobile mini course for the little ones, we were dying to have a go!  Unfortunately as no-one in the office...

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An #amazingABDN Experience

16/07/2014

By VisitAberdeen

It was a day spent exploring the Aberdeenshire coastline, under glorious blue skies, and with a sparkling sea and atmospheric castle ruins as the picturesque backdrop.  It was a day,...

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#CastleBagging

07/07/2014

By VisitAberdeen

To make it more ‘fun’, the guys in the office challenged me to see how many castles I could ‘bag’ in one day.

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World Cup Widows' Weekend

16/06/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Do you ever have one of those weekends where you feel like you need a weekend to get over it? Well this Monday, I feel like I could do with...

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Beer Today Gone on...Sunday?

30/05/2014

By VisitAberdeen

So for my first blog comprises one of my favourite subjects, beer!

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VisitAberdeenshire Does World Whisky Day

19/05/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Understand that?  Most wont, but when I tell you that it’s a cocktail with a very limited edition of Springbank will you turn your nose up? 

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May Festival

09/05/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Today I was at the launch of the May festival with my colleague Angela where again I was meeting people from all different places.

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A Swede in Aberdeen

17/04/2014

By VisitAberdeen

My name is Pia Johnsson and I’m a student at Travel Education Centre in Stockholm. Sweden is a country that is famous for its industry: iron, forestry, music, but now...

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The Ship Inn

11/04/2014

By VisitAberdeen

It was the first really sunny day of the year and I had been in Old Meldrum for a meeting in the morning.

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Breakneck Comedy

22/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

After a busy week at work we decided that a bit of light relief was the order of the day, so we headed along to the Blue Lamp on the...

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Cock and Bull Restaurant

21/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

So it might surprise you that on Friday I was looking forward to 5pm knowing that mine were on their way up to Aberdeen for the weekend.

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Merchant Bistro

11/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

The VisitAberdeenshire team (minus Peter and Nikki) were delighted to have breakfast at Merchant Bistro this morning.  I was particularly excited as my sister had requested that we go there...

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Moon Tiger

06/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

Edel and I went last night and loved it.  Moon Tiger is an adaptation of Penelope Lively's Booker winning novel by Simon Reade.

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Native by Nick Nairn

04/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

I had been meaning to go for a while but hadn’t quite got round to it so was looking forward to dining in Nick Nairn’s Aberdeen restaurant.

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Adelphi Kitchen

03/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

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Great Tapestry of Scotland

03/03/2014

By VisitAberdeen

The tapestry was the brainchild of the author Alexander McCall Smith, to provide the nation with a record, by the people for the people, of our nation’s rich heritage.

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Mike + the Mechanics

26/02/2014

By VisitAberdeen

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Satrosphere Science Centre

20/02/2014

By VisitAberdeen

I always feel a sense of warm-hearted childhood nostalgia when I think of the Satrosphere Science Centre.  I remember being thrilled at the possibility of going there when I was...

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#VAvalentinevine

14/02/2014

By 1

Happy Valentine's Day <3

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Rambert at His Majesty's Theatre

13/02/2014

By Steve Harris

First stop was Fusion in North Silver Street for a pre-theatre supper from the early evening menu.

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