Parks, Gardens and Nature Walks
Enjoy a day out with the wildlife in Aberdeen’s city and local parks.
Parks, Gardens and Nature Walks
- Duthie Park
- Hazlehead Park
- Victoria Park
- Westburn Park
- Seaton Park
- Beach/Queens Links
- Johnston Gardens
- Rubislaw and Queens Terrace Gardens
- Allan Park
- Stewart Park
- Bon Accord Terrace Gardens
- Union Terrace Gardens
- Westfield Park
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Forest Walks and Nature Reserves
The aberdeen area is a favourite with walkers whether they are enjoying some of the walks in the city environs or taking to the hills for something more challenging.
There are approx 14 areas of forest providing excellent walks of all levels in and around Aberdeen. Trails are marked by colour with distance and walking levels, some with woodland sculptures to keep you motivated and with excellent picnic facilities, it’s a great day out for all the family. Cycling and horseriding trails are also a feature of some of the forest walks.
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Or why not explore the countryside and encounter the indigenous wildlife. From the golden eagles to the iconic red deer stag, Aberdeen City and Shire is home to an inspiring range of animals.
Just a few minutes walk from Hillhead is the Donmouth Nature Reserve where the sighting of deer is not uncommon. The Don estuary gives excellent scope for seeing waders, terns and seabirds. Sandwich, common and Arctic terns fish here in summer, with little and black tern also recorded. Skuas come by in late summer, which is also a good time to watch out for little stint and other passage waders. Seals use the sand spit near the mouth of the river and foxes also make an appearance.
Are you into golf or looking for a golf holiday? We have a few golf courses here in Aberdeen. Aberdeen’s golf courses are arguably some of the best in the North East. Were offer five 18 hole golf courses, a 9 hole course and a 6 hole course. Each course has its own unique surroundings and is situated throughout Aberdeen. For more information on these courses please visit the link below which will give you more information on the whereabouts and facilities these links offer.
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Aberdeen's sandy beach stretches two miles with an Esplanade alongside for that refreshing walk. There are also various entertainment options along the seafront, including an amusement park, family entertainment centre, cinema, leisure centre with fun pool and ice rink, and a selection of cafes and bars. The water maybe a bit cold in the winter but this does not stop people visiting the beach area. With all the fun and entertainment that there is to offer you can enjoy a great day out and then have a relaxing meal along the sea front with the various bars and restaurants. Alternatively to eating alongside the sea, the city centre is just a 10 - 15 minute walk up the beach boulevard where there are many different restaurants to choose from to suit everyone’s taste.
Fancy swimming? We have our very own leisure centre situated on the sea front. You can enjoy flumes, a wave machine and rapids. Also relax in the poolside Jacuzzi, steam rooms and saunas. There are also various other activities you can enjoy. Click on the link provided for more information on this great day out.
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At night Aberdeen really comes to life with a vibrant nightlife. Aberdeen has many bars, pubs and clubs for all tastes based in the city centre. The majority of nightlife venues are concentrated in the city centre and easily located.They vary from a blend of old-style bars to more modern clubs. Plus you can find a wonderful selection of your live music and karaoke for those brave enough. There are also two casinos in the city with one being a 24 hour casino at the bottom of Union Street.
Aberdeen offer’s a series of walking trails around the city.
- Granite City Trail
- Heritage Tree Trail
- March Stones Trail
- Maritime Trail
- North Sea Trail
- Old Aberdeen Trail
- People and Places
- Torry Churches Trail
- Torry Coastal Trail
- Torry Industrial and Maritime Trail
- Torry Urban Trail
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