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Gordon Highlanders Museums

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a 5-star Visit Scotland Attraction based in the west end of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders regiment for future generations to enjoy.

Maritime museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Aberdeen, Scotland. The museum is situated on the historic Shiprow in the heart of the city, near the harbour. The museum boasts several toys, both educational and recreational.

science center

Science Centre is a science museum in Aberdeen, Scotland. It contains exhibits which are aimed mainly at younger children. It attracts primary school groups around the year and its exhibits are ‘hands on’ so that everything can be played with and examined.

old house town

Aberdeen Town House Built in 1788-89 and situated in the heart of Old Aberdeen, the Old Town House was the hub of the Burgh and the focal point for a busy trading community. The Old Town House features the best of Scottish architecture and is used as the logo of The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Aberdeen City Council, the University completed restoration work on the Old Town House and today it remains the focal point of Old Aberdeen and is the visitor gateway to both the University and its medieval campus.

gate Old

The Powis gate Old Aberdeen An unusual set of immense gate piers located on the west side of College Bounds in Old Aberdeen, the Powis Gates once served as the grand entrance to Powis House. Comprising cylindrical towers inspired by Turkish-style minarets, complete with parapets, they were erected in 1833-34 by Alexander Fraser for John Leslie of Powis. The piers are topped by conical slate caps crowned with golden orbs and crescent finials.The construction of the gates was contemporaneous with the Slavery Abolition Act (1833) that outlawed slavery in the British Colonies.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle  is a large estate house in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is located near the village of Crathie, 6.2 miles west of Ballater and 6.8 miles east of Braemar. Balmoral has been one of the residences for members of the British Royal Family since 1852, when the estate and its original castle were purchased privately by Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. They remain as the private property of the royal family and are not the property of the Crown.