Close Attractions - Armadale Guest House


Duthie Park

Duthie Park is a fabulous park located close to the city centre, which is popular with locals and visitors alike. The 44 acre site was donat ed to the city by Miss Elizabeth Duthie in 1880 and opened as a park in 1883. It is recognised as one of the best purposely designed parks in Scotland.

The park has a wonderfully spacious feel and includes open green spaces, mature deciduous and evergreen trees, superb flower beds and a cascading ornimental pond system with wetland area.

The open grassed area has a band stand that is still in use, cricket is played in the summer and special events like Opera in the Park and fun days make full use of the space.

There are a number of statues and commemorations dotted around the park which provide local historical interest.

The David Welch Winter Gardens is a fantastic glass house complex that provides a year round indoor garden experience. It is a great place to wander and is home to many exotic plants including one of the largest collections of cacti in Britain. 

Duthie Park gained Aberdeen's first Green Flag Park Awards in 2013. The award is granted by Keep Scotland Beautiful and recognises quality green spaces.

The play areas in Duthie Park are superb and are a great attraction for the park. The play area to the south of the park just off Riverside Drive was voted best play space in Scotland in 2013.

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Aberdeen Football Club

Aberdeen Football Club is a football team from Scotland, who compete in the Scottish Premier League. Formed in 1903 from the amalgamation of a number of clubs from Aberdeen, they have been one of the top clubs in Scotland. Sir Alex Ferguson was a highly successful manager of the team in the 1980s, guiding them to three league championships, and famously to victory in the 1983 Cup Winners' Cup, defeating Real Madrid in the final.Aberdeen are the only Scottish team to have won more than one European trophy. They play at Pittodrie, which has a capacity of 22,199 and was the first all-seater and all-covered stadium in the UK.


Storybook Glen - Family Theme Park

Visit Storybook Glen the spectacular Family Theme Park. 20 acres of spectacular scenic beauty on Royal Deeside. A magical world of make believe and fun for children (and adults!) of all ages. See more than 100 of your favourite nursery rhyme and fairytale characters and let your own imagination run wild!220 seat self service restaurant, Large free car park, Souvenir and confectionery shop, Dingle Dell Our new Garden Centre & Gift Shop, Picnics permitted on grass area in front of main entrance, but not within the Glen itself. Sorry - only guide dogs permitted. Opening Times;March to end October:Daily 10.00am - 6.00pm. November to end February:Daily (weather permitting) 10.00am - 4.00pm.


Aberdeen Exhibition Centre

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have a wide range of facilities for exhibitors to take advantage of. General Facilities;AECC has many facilities for visitors to take advantage of including a cafe and wireless broadband. AECC is the perfect venue for any event from small meetings for 2 to banqueting events for over 800 and conferences for 2000. AECC is an ideal venue for your modern and unique wedding offering several suites to suit any size of wedding ceremony and reception. Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) have halls suitable for any event as well as a team of experts who can help you with the planning and running of your event.


Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport is situated seven miles north west of Aberdeen city centre. Because the city is Europe's largest oil-related centre, the airport is the world's largest commercial heliport and the majority of the traffic through it are helicopter flights to and from the North Sea oil rigs. The airport is open between 0500 and 2230. Check-in is located at the front of the concourse with domestic arrivals and all departure lounges located towards the rear. The airport is equipped with shops, bureaux de change, left luggage and baby care facilities. For travellers with special needs, you can contact the airport call centre on +44 (0)1224 722331 or minicom +44 (0)1224 725082 to pre-arrange assistance or check available facilities.


Murcar Golf Club - Aberdeen

The Murcar Championship golf links has a par of 71 and a standard scratch rating of 72 (USGA rating 71.6 and USGA slope rating 136).Murcar frequently features in the Top 100 courses in the UK and is in the VisitScotland top 40 Great Scottish Links Collection.The testing Murcar links is also a favourite for hosting national amateur championships and professional tournaments alike. In 2005, its reputation is such that Murcar is playing host to:the Scottish Boys Matchplay Championships, pre-tournament qualifying for the Senior British Open and the Grampian/Houston Pro Am.


Portlethen Golf Club - Portlethen

Portlethen Golf Club is a private members club situated just 6 miles south of the City of Aberdeen that welcomes visitors to enjoy "The Portlethen Experience".The Golf Course has been designed as two circuits of nine holes, each returning to the Clubhouse. There are four measured courses ranging from the Blue course at just over 5700 yards to the White course at 6670 yards - choose to match you and your visitors capabilities.As well as a large practice ground, we have also built a driving range and short-hole pitching area. Buggy hire is available at modest rates.


Peterculter Golf Club - Aberdeen

Welcome to Peterculter Golf Club. We are an 18 hole course, with a Par of 71 and a yardage of 6207 yards, situated on the River Dee among some of the most beautiful scenery in Aberdeenshire and this exceptional golfing venue truly encapsulates the natural beauty of the Scottish landscape. The course follows the natural contours of the river bank and players can enjoy panoramic views of the valley set against the magnificence of the Grampian Mountains. Our resident PGA Professional is available to support visitors and members with a wealth of golfing knowledge, clothing and equipment.


Drum Castle - Kincardenshire

This castle, one of the most beautiful in Royal Deeside, was owned by the Irvine family of Drum for 653 years. It is very special because it combines a medieval keep, a Jacobean mansion house and a later Victorian extension. The keep is one of the three oldest tower houses in Scotland, probably dating from 1290. The first-floor room, originally the Great Hall, now houses an impressive library. Superb furniture and paintings provide a visual feast for visitors. The atmospheric tearoom is in the original service area of the castle. Nearby, the shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts. In 1644 soldiers destroyed the gardens at Drum, but today you can enjoy the Garden of Historic Roses, created over the last few years-especially delightful in June and July.


Robert Gordons University

Situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the university provides facilities that will have a real influence on your capacity to learn.

Our teaching staff have an outstanding reputation for quality and academic research and our track record in graduate employment is the best in Scotland. Our range of degree courses include online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in subjects as diverse as art and design, management and engineering.

Resonating through our culture is the desire to foster collaborative relationships with local, regional and global communities to develop socially responsible citizens and promote ethical behaviour.

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