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Guidebook for Aberdeen City

Colin @ Dwellcome Home
Colin @ Dwellcome Home
Liittyi 2015
Colin @ Dwellcome Home

Guidebook for Aberdeen City

Drinks & Nightlife
Its a great local a few minutes walk from the property. Sells a decent range of beers, whiskies and wines. It also does decent range of local Scottish food in the bar and restaurant. If you want a more Whisky based bar, head into Union Street for The Grill which has the best range of Whiskies in Aberdeen in a lovely old traditional bar. For a busier type of nightlife head into town (Belmont Street. etc) If you want some decent food but don't want to head into town the food in The Pam Court is also good option. A few minutes walk from the property and you can eat either in the Bar (no kids after 9pm I think) or the Restaurant. The menu is good and has local Scottish dishes.
Palm Court Hotel
81 Seafield Rd
Its a great local a few minutes walk from the property. Sells a decent range of beers, whiskies and wines. It also does decent range of local Scottish food in the bar and restaurant. If you want a more Whisky based bar, head into Union Street for The Grill which has the best range of Whiskies in Aberdeen in a lovely old traditional bar. For a busier type of nightlife head into town (Belmont Street. etc) If you want some decent food but don't want to head into town the food in The Pam Court is also good option. A few minutes walk from the property and you can eat either in the Bar (no kids after 9pm I think) or the Restaurant. The menu is good and has local Scottish dishes.
Parks & Nature
There is a nice walk from the property to Hazelhead Park or it is a short drive away. There is a great kids play park, a pets corner with a decent range of animals for small kids (rabbits, donkeys, chickens, some reptiles and fish. My kids loved it when they were younger), a Piper Alpha disaster memorial garden, a cafe, loads of tree and flowers to admire and a big maze to get lost in!
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Hazlehead Park
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There is a nice walk from the property to Hazelhead Park or it is a short drive away. There is a great kids play park, a pets corner with a decent range of animals for small kids (rabbits, donkeys, chickens, some reptiles and fish. My kids loved it when they were younger), a Piper Alpha disaster memorial garden, a cafe, loads of tree and flowers to admire and a big maze to get lost in!
Bordering the property to the back is the beautiful Johnson Gardens. The one hectare site was gifted to the City in 1936 and has streams, waterfalls, ponds, rockeries and rustic bridge. The garden is planted with rhododendrons, spring bulbs, heathers and alpines. And the ponds are full of irises and home to a number of aylesbury, mallard and muscovy ducks.
Johnston Gardens
Bordering the property to the back is the beautiful Johnson Gardens. The one hectare site was gifted to the City in 1936 and has streams, waterfalls, ponds, rockeries and rustic bridge. The garden is planted with rhododendrons, spring bulbs, heathers and alpines. And the ponds are full of irises and home to a number of aylesbury, mallard and muscovy ducks.
My kids love this park. Has 3 kids play parks, a great zip wire at the bottom play park, a winter gardens for when it rains with lots of nice plants from around the world, terrapins, large fish, and a giant puddock (Doric (local Aberdeen dialect) term for a frog!), and a speaking cactus for the younger kids (only speaks during certain times so google for times!)!
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Duthie Park
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My kids love this park. Has 3 kids play parks, a great zip wire at the bottom play park, a winter gardens for when it rains with lots of nice plants from around the world, terrapins, large fish, and a giant puddock (Doric (local Aberdeen dialect) term for a frog!), and a speaking cactus for the younger kids (only speaks during certain times so google for times!)!
Sightseeing
The Duchess Jean Tea Room is an ideal place to relax and sample the best the region can offer in traditional tea room fayre. Also has a small museum and gift shop if you wanted to take home a local bit of Scotland with you !
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The Gordon Highlanders Museum
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The Duchess Jean Tea Room is an ideal place to relax and sample the best the region can offer in traditional tea room fayre. Also has a small museum and gift shop if you wanted to take home a local bit of Scotland with you !
Shopping
A cool shop selling really unusual household type stuff, great for gifts but not a budget type of place....
Curated Stories
54 Claremont St
A cool shop selling really unusual household type stuff, great for gifts but not a budget type of place....
For great quality locally sourced North Sea fish and shellfish, etc
Countesswells Fish Shop
72 Countesswells Rd
For great quality locally sourced North Sea fish and shellfish, etc
Not my thing but half of Aberdeens population seem to hang out around there. Has load of chain stores for clothes, etc (Apple etc) and chain restaurants (Pizza Hut, Nandos, TGI Fridays, Zizis, etc); including a really nice Thai restaurant. Handmade Burger company is a nice pace to eat Also has the Vue Cimena and enclosed parking which is handy if the weather is not good....
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Union Square Shopping Centre
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Not my thing but half of Aberdeens population seem to hang out around there. Has load of chain stores for clothes, etc (Apple etc) and chain restaurants (Pizza Hut, Nandos, TGI Fridays, Zizis, etc); including a really nice Thai restaurant. Handmade Burger company is a nice pace to eat Also has the Vue Cimena and enclosed parking which is handy if the weather is not good....
Essentials
Sells everything you'd need for food and drink
Co-op Food - Aberdeen - Countesswells Rd
76-78 Countesswells Rd
Sells everything you'd need for food and drink
Entertainment & Activities
Aberdeen only permanent amusements park which is down the beach. Has small roller coasters, etc. Also has crazy golf, arcade games, bowling alley and other stuff to occupy your kids
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John Codona's Pleasure Fairs Ltd
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Aberdeen only permanent amusements park which is down the beach. Has small roller coasters, etc. Also has crazy golf, arcade games, bowling alley and other stuff to occupy your kids
Has a big swimming (leisure) pool with wave machine and 4 slides, one include donut ring and one includes using a mat. Also has a baby pool and a hot tub. Also has a small cafe and there are other cafes close by along the beach front
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Beach Leisure Centre
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Has a big swimming (leisure) pool with wave machine and 4 slides, one include donut ring and one includes using a mat. Also has a baby pool and a hot tub. Also has a small cafe and there are other cafes close by along the beach front
Food Scene
Good for good quality local Scottish food. Can get busy on weekends so maybe expect a wee wait...if this is too bust there are other places along the beach to eat like The Pavillion and others!
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Sand Dollar Café
2 Esplanade
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Good for good quality local Scottish food. Can get busy on weekends so maybe expect a wee wait...if this is too bust there are other places along the beach to eat like The Pavillion and others!