Aberdeen is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Aberdeen one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Aberdeen is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Aberdeen or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Aberdeen. Explore the historical monuments of Aberdeen with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Aberdeen guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Aberdeen page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Aberdeen landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Aberdeen.
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CrathesCastle ,Banchory, AB31 5QJ, Aberdeenshire, UK
10:30 am - 05:00 pm
Another fairytale like castle on the countryside of Aberdeen! Winding staircases, turrets and towers, ornate ceilings and sculpted yew trees are some of the unique feature of this magnificent castle. The surrounding garden area has colorful herbaceous borders and yew hedges, making the site a great location for a family day out. Walk through the wo...
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Craigievar | Alford, Aberdeen AB33 8JF,Scotland
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
Scotland has some of the most mesmerizing castles along the countryside. Among the lot, Craigievar Castle is one of them. Almost out of a fairytale story, the castle is said to be the finest example of Scottish Baronial architecture. The overall appearance of the castle looks as if it has grown naturally out of the rolling hills. Today, the castle ...
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Haddo House, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, UK
11:00 am - 02:00 pm
It is an elegant Scottish mansion with a brilliant interior Victorian style decor. The castle is known for its antique furniture and paintings. Climb up to its terraced garden and it will lead you to the Country Park. This Country Park is filled with lakes, walking trails and monuments.
Pay a visit to this beautiful castle where you get to experien...
History says, Aberdeen had a long relation with the North Sea. If you wish to know some captivating stories related to the sea, visit this award winning museum named Aberdeen Marine Museum. Situated on the historic Shiprow, this beautiful museum was built in 1593. A visit to this museum will take you on a historical journey of the booming fishing i...
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DuthiePark ,Polmuir Road, Aberdeen, AB11 7TH, Aberdeen City, UK
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
This beautiful park, covering 44 acres was donated by Miss Duthie in 1880 and that’s how the park got it’s name. However, the park was opened for public visit in 1883. Take a tour into the park and you can see many architectural artefacts like fountains, ponds, statues and a bandstand. The entire park is divided into different climatic ...
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The Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, AberdeenAB24 1RQ, Scotland
09:30 am - 04:30 pm
Located in the old town region of Aberdeen, St. Machar’s Cathedral is a Presbyterian church without any bishop or cathedrals. Technically, this church is not a cathedral but is often referred as that. Due to this distinction, this church has often been considered as one of the reason in the past to have caused a serious conflict where Scotlan...
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Castle Fraser, Inverurie, AB51 7LD, Aberdeenshire, UK
11:00 am - 05:00 pm
This stunning castle is located around 25 kilometers away from the city. Till date it is considered as the lavish castle of Scottish baronial tower houses. It was built in 1575 by Michael Fraser, the 6th laired. The unique feature of the castle is its ‘z-pattern’. Within the castle, you can see decorated Great Hall, family portraits, ce...
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Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, , By Banchory,, AB31 5EY, Aberdeenshire,, UK
11:00 am - 04:00 pm
It is one of the must-see places of Aberdeen that speaks about the history of the famous Irvine family. The castle displays the stories dating back to 1323, when the castle and the estate were granted to William de Irwyn by King Robert the Bruce. Explore the castle in your own way and take a look at to the interior décor that has a renaissan...
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Huntly Castle, Huntly, AB54 4SH, Aberdeenshire, UK
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
The highlighted feature which makes this castle so popular is its finely decorated interior and exterior look. Its fine heraldic sculpture and stone friezes are something to look up and praise. According to history, the castle used to serve as baronial residence for 5 centuries. At present, it has turned into a historical site to visit.
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Castle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1EL
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Visit one of the oldest buildings of Aberdeen, named as the Tolbooth Museum. It is also said to be the most well preserved jail house of Aberdeen. Take a tour into the museum and you will come across facts related to the history of the city and stories related to the crimes and punishment given in earlier centuries. You get to see cells of 17th and...
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Cruden Bay | North of Collieston, Aberdeen,Scotland
Presently in a ruined state, Slains Castle displays that part of Aberdeen’s history which has been left neglected by the city. Located near Cruden Bay in Aberdeen, once a royal residence, this castle belonged to the Earl of Eroll. However, in 1594, King James VI attacked the castle to punish the Earl of Eroll. From that period, the castle has...
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Delgaty, Turriff, Scotland
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Dating back to 1030, the castle still preserves its rich history in every corner of the building. Step inside the castle and you can see some Scottish painted ceilings which date back from 1592 and 1597. Other highlighted features of the castle are the bedchamber of Mary Queen of Scots, Victorian clothes, paintings and finely crafted furniture. Che...
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Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
Described as one of the beautiful castles of Scotland, this beautiful historical site now stands in a ruin state. Sir William Forbes was proposed o expand the castle and incorporate many gunloops to defend the invaders. However, with passing days, the castle turns into its ugly form. However, people still visit this place to see some of the remarka...
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Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
10:00 am - 01:00 pm
It is one of the pretty historical churches located at the center of the city. You can find the mention of this church’s name in a Papal document of 1157. The legend says that the church was considered as the patron saint because it had saved many sailors miraculously in the storm. Today, the church houses the Drum Aisle (the ancient burial o...
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Balmoral Estates, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB, United kingdom
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Situated among the stunning scenic beauty of Royal Deeside, this castle is one of the popular sites to visit in Aberdeen. It was first purchased by Queen Victoria and since then is used to be the royal residence of the British Royal family. Till date the Royal family has taken the effort to preserve every single feature of the castle. Besides, they...