aberdeen city tour
Duncan's Tours Scotland City Tours
Aberdeen City Tours taking 2 to 3 or 4 hours and other City Tours in Scotland if the Tour lasts longer than 2 days.
This Tour comprises of driving around the Aberdeen City centre in our 8 seat luxury minibus to see the main clock tower in Union Street / Broad Street.
Also to see Union Terrace where you see the statues of William Wallace and Robert Burns, Albert and King Edward as well as His Majesties Theatre, Central Library and the Denburn Park area and Golden square at the rear of the music hall in Union Street the main street in Aberdeen.
Further on over the bridge at Schoolhill you see the Art Gallery with the statue of the lion in front and the Robert Gordon University and then Mariscal College building with the majestic cleaned and ornate granite now occupied by Aberdeen city council near the historic Provost Skene’s House.
The Castlegate square can be seen at the top end of Union Street as you pass into King Street that heads north for 2 miles to the old Aberdeen city area where the universities were founded by Lord Elphinstone in 1494 are located next to Kings college chapel with the impressive stained glass windows, organ and very good acoustics.
Then we go over the Bridge or (Brig) of ( o) Don on the northern edge of the city to see the Brig O Balgownie originally built in the year 1320 some 700 hundred years old the oldest bridge in the UK. In Balgownie Road not far away there is Thomas Glover’s house he was an Aberdonian who helped build the Japanese navy and helped set up the Mitubushi car giant who lived from 1838 to 1912.
Then we drive along the Aberdeen seafront which is called the Sunset Boulevard by the Golf Linx, Pitodrie football stadium ( the first covered seated stadium in the UK around the year 1900) , Ice Arena and the round red roofed Beach Ballroom built in 1930’s past the amusement park and Double Trees hotel to Fittie at the foot of the Dee river which flows into the harbour. This is a very quaint old terraced fishing village with ornate sheds and gardens of the seashell and gnome kind by the entrance to Aberdeen Harbour and Control Tower to manage the flow of Oil support vessels and North Link Ferry that goes to Orkney and Shetland in the far north each day.
We continue around the Aberdeen harbour to the Victoria bridge past the old Tram shed over the river Dee to an area called Torry and follow the road with a good view of the Silver Darling seafood restaurant and entrance to the Aberdeen harbour. On this coastal road we have another golf course called Nigg and a lighthouse and a twin fog warning horn before we come into the next bay at Nigg itself alongside Torry on the south side of the city.
We also visit the very nice free entrance Duthie Park winter gardens with greenhouses that house warmer climate plants of all kinds with a nice café alongside.
Another place to visit is the Maritime museum at Ship row with free entrance and the Stratosphere near the Beach Ballroom.We also explain and show visitors the site by the Queens Road, Aberdeen of Rubislaw Quarry the deepest manmade hole in Europe at 465 feet to the bottom lower than sea level. This large hole in the ground was quarried for 200 years using its grey granite that was used to build most of Aberdeen Silver city city between 1871 and 1971 when labour was much cheaper.
Nearby we show visitors the Gordon Highland regimental army museum and Hazlehead Park on the west side of the city.
Please note the cost of a city Tour is £40 per hour in either of our two 8 seat minibuses or 4 seat estate car and we will take one or two persons, but it would be the same price.