History: Aberdeen to Dundee

Day 1: Around Aberdeen

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St Machar Cathedral

There was probably a small church here as early as 600 and a Cathedral from 1130, however the architectural gem is the magnificent two towers of the west front dating from 1370. It is believed that Sir William Wallace’s left arm is interred within the walls.

Aberdeen Tolbooth Museum

Aberdeen Tolbooth Museum dates back to the early 17th century. Its main function was as the town’s prison and it still has the original cells complete with barred windows. A great way to find out more about crime and punishment in the North East 400 years ago!

Lunch time!


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The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Interested in learning more about a two-hundred-year-old, famous British Regiment? Visit The Gordon Highlanders Museum. The regiment, also known as the 92nd, was raised by the Duke of Huntly in 1794 for service during the Napoleonic Wars

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is an award-winning museum which tells the story of Aberdeen’s long relationship with the North Sea. The museum includes collections covering ship building, fast sailing ships, fishing, and the history of the harbour. There are also excellent displays and models to learn about the 20th century oil and gas industry and its importance to the North East.

Great Local Fun Activities

Check out some recommended activites

Choose a new way to see the beautiful Cairngorms and Royal Deeside; Take part in guided ebike tours or hire direct!


eguide Scotland has a fleet of full suspension MTB ebikes ready for rental!

eguide Scotland also provides guided rides for all abilities around Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms.

Tel. 07794 695077
email; info@eguidescotland.com
Old Tollhouse Road, Aboyne, AB34 5AF


The perfect solution for exploring the Cairngorm area, the NE500 and further afield


Luxury motorhome hire located in the Cairngorm National Park.
Can sleep up to 4 people and is dog friendly.
Tel. 07717 053384
email info@cairngormmountainmotorhomes.co.uk
Old Toll House Road, Aboyne, AB34 5AF.

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