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Brig 'o' Balgownie

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Bridge of Don | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Ancient arched bridge

This beautiful 13th century gothic arched bridge is in a beautiful tranquil part of Aberdeen... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Worcester, United Kingdom
13th century gothic arch

One of the oldest bridges in Scotland, best accessed through the beautiful Seaton Park behind the... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
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This historic bridge has stood since the early 14th century and once served as an important line of communication between Aberdeen and other medieval coastal towns.
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  • Average10%
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“seaton park” (16 reviews)
Bridge of Don | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This beautiful 13th century gothic arched bridge is in a beautiful tranquil part of Aberdeen spanning the River Don with a lovely view of a cascading waterfall on the one side

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 27 June 2017

One of the oldest bridges in Scotland, best accessed through the beautiful Seaton Park behind the St Machar's Cathedral in Old Aberdeen. Built in the late 13th century, it was a very important trade route.The 12m span of the gothic arch is built in sandstone...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 18 May 2017

17th century houses preserved and in pristine condition. An eye opener and worth a visit by everyone.

Thank emurrayprojects
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I walked across the Bridge of Don on the left side, and just at the north end there is a track which leads in about 10 minutes to the Brig O' Balgownie. It was such a peaceful location away from traffic, and there were bluebells...More

Thank Alastair N
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Take a walk from Bridge of Don along the side of the river to the Brig'o Balgownie. The scenery is wild and includes roe deer, swans, and lots of birds. Also you can see seals if the tide is out lolling about on the far...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

A definite must see!. Take your time and stroll around because it's well worth it. Spring/summer time will be even prettier.

Thank roseilfj
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This part of Aberdeen is very tranquil and is like stepping back in time. The bridge itself is worth seeing and houses on either side are beautiful and quaint.

Thank John K
Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are various ways to reach here, the walk through Seaton park is particularly nice. The Bridge itself is worth going for for the setting makes it so peaceful and extra special. The wildlife is fantastic to see too with birds of all varieties and...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We walked through this area one frosty day recently and were bowled over by the charm and beauty of it. The Old Bridge was mirrored on the still river and was a sight to behold. It is now a regular feature on our walking list.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Love it. One of my favourite places in Aberdeen. It is 15 minutes at the most from the Bridge of Don. When crossing the Bridge of Don on foot from King Street end stay on the left hand side of the Bridge. Near the end...More

Thank Sheena S
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