Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeen Harbour
3.5
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8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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This historic harbor was a primary driving force behind the growth of Aberdeen's prominent fishing industry in the early 20th century.
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles182 reviews
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Popopo1976
Limbang, Malaysia2,720 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Got a taxi to get there, bus do come but not too frequent.

Get a number to call for taxi otw back.

We came in Dec, it was very cold and windy.
Took some photos. Then went for lunch at The Silver Darling (nice).
Written 18 December 2022
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
The wildlife and the views here are amazing just some bits of it is really ugly as it’s a working industrial harbour. I wish 3.5 stars existed because that would be the score I would mark this harbour.
Written 11 September 2021
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Walked all around the Harbour in Aberdeen which is much larger than I thought.

Many of the vessels are support vessels to the rigs but there are plenty of cargo vessel and roro ferries. The Harbour entrance is a nice place to enjoy the sea breeze and watch the ships go by. Plenty of photo opportunities. The Silver Darling restaurant serves nice meals and has a Birdseye view of the harbour entrance nearby the control centre.
Written 30 August 2021
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malc1005
Kettering, UK5,424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A wide variety of ships in harbour, and you can get very close to them. Well worth a visit, if your in the area.
Written 26 May 2021
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robertelder
Troon, UK116 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
An interesting harbour with a wide variety of ships. Plenty of places to watch and explore. It needs more places to sit, more toilets and food facilities and wind and rain shelters
Written 9 January 2020
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George B
Aberdeen, UK1,538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
The harbour stretches from Union Square in the city right down to Fittie at the mouth of the River Dee. Huge numbers of vessels here including Shetland Ferry.
There are 3 separate dock basins to visit, one along Regent Quay, central area and Torry Dock along the riverside.
So many different types of vessels to see including huge oil support vessels.
One of the best areas to see this is at Torry going along the River to Torry Battery.
Great views from here over a different panoramic view. Also good views from 3rd floor of the Maritime museum which is free entry. At Torry Battery good view of the wind farm where they moor around 12 ships awaiting business.
There is a dry dock at end near Fittie which usually has some ships being worked on.
Written 24 October 2019
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BarbaraMacQ
Glasgow, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a typical working harbour, always ships coming and going and really very interesting, there are areas close by where you can sit and watch the ships coming and going - very interesting and steeped in history. By far the best viewpoint is the Torry Battery where you can sit on the hillside in your car eating fish and chips and watch the ships and also the dolphins !
Written 13 October 2019
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom21,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Aberdeen Harbour is an important part of the city with a 900 year history, it was first established in 1136 by King David 1st of Scotland. I caught the Northlink Ferry from Aberdeen to Kirkwall and I had an excellent view of the harbour from the upper deck of the vessel. Travelling out towards the North Sea it was possible see a large proportion of the working harbour and I was able to get a better vantage point than I would have done from land side. A worthwhile area of the city to explore.
Written 24 August 2019
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lotharjuern
Weston, FL2,825 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The harbor is not a very big one. However at the edge is a port city with dwellings of years ago and with real live and people who must have very individual taste to be there.
Written 13 August 2019
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Stephen S
Fredericksburg, VA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Large, busy, harbor right next to our hotel. It was interesting to see the ships come in and go out. And see the ferry that goes out to the islands.
Written 8 July 2019
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