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  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Old Aberdeen 💙 We fell in love with all those cobblestone alleys and neat historic buildings surrounding university campus. Thank you for having us Aberdeen! || Anzeige
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  • 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Old Aberdeen 💙 We fell in love with all those cobblestone alleys and neat historic buildings surrounding university campus. Thank you for having us Aberdeen! || Anzeige
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    #visitabdn #beautifulabdn #scotlandisnow
  • 3,705 30 24 February, 2019
  • [Ad] Hello from Braemar! Believe it or not, I’d never been to Scotland until this trip with @VisitABDN. I’m in the area for a couple of days visiting Crathes Castle, the Royal’s favourite Lochnagar Whisky Distillery, Dunottar Castle and more... But the standout so far (for me, at least) has to be our stay @TheFifeArms - the latest project by superstar gallerists Hauser & Wirth. As expected, the hotel doubles as a showcase for contemporary art, but I can’t get past their uniforms - made with their very own tartan by @AramintaCampbell. I love it so much, I may have forced this poor chap to sit, hold the cup, act natural, smile (but not smile too much) while I took 500 photos of him. 🙄
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  • [Ad] Hello from Braemar! Believe it or not, I’d never been to Scotland until this trip with @VisitABDN. I’m in the area for a couple of days visiting Crathes Castle, the Royal’s favourite Lochnagar Whisky Distillery, Dunottar Castle and more... But the standout so far (for me, at least) has to be our stay @TheFifeArms - the latest project by superstar gallerists Hauser & Wirth. As expected, the hotel doubles as a showcase for contemporary art, but I can’t get past their uniforms - made with their very own tartan by @AramintaCampbell. I love it so much, I may have forced this poor chap to sit, hold the cup, act natural, smile (but not smile too much) while I took 500 photos of him. 🙄

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  • 4,964 194 15 March, 2019
  • Nestled on a picturesque hillside near Aberdeen on Scotland's East Coast is Craigievar Castle 🏰 The exterior of the castle remains almost unchanged from when construction finished in 1626 👷 The castle is rebutted to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle 🧚

Today you can admire the collection of artefacts ⚔️ and art 🖼️ including Raeburns, armour and weapons at the castle. Take some time to explore the gardens and woodland trails 🌳 around the castle. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife 👀 
Thanks to @postcardsbyhannah for this amazing photo 📷

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  • Nestled on a picturesque hillside near Aberdeen on Scotland's East Coast is Craigievar Castle 🏰 The exterior of the castle remains almost unchanged from when construction finished in 1626 👷 The castle is rebutted to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle 🧚

    Today you can admire the collection of artefacts ⚔️ and art 🖼️ including Raeburns, armour and weapons at the castle. Take some time to explore the gardens and woodland trails 🌳 around the castle. Keep an eye out for the local wildlife 👀
    Thanks to @postcardsbyhannah for this amazing photo 📷

    #LoveGreatBritain #ScotlandIsNow #BeautifulABDN
  • 9,099 108 25 February, 2019
  • And my obsession with cobblestones continues... Old Aberdeen is located just north of the more modern city and is now home mainly to the University of Aberdeen, meaning visitors can expect to relive their youth as they walk past gaggles of young students when looking round the area 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏼‍🎓
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Aberdeen was ideally positioned for trade with Scandinavian and the East coast of Scotland during the medieval period. Fertile agricultural land provided wealth for land owners and the discovery of granite, its export and use in building Aberdeen during the 18th and 19th centuries gave rise to the city’s well known nickname “the Granite City”.
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The University of Aberdeen was founded in the 1400s, but does not take the crown as the oldest in Scotland, it is in fact the 5th oldest! 
William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the communities of northern Scotland, and lawyers and administrators to serve the Scottish Crown. Much of the King's College still remains today, as do the traditions which the Bishop began.
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The university system is very interesting in Scotland, Scottish students have their fees covered by the Scottish government (a devolved body from the UK government). After Brexit was announced Scotland have pledged to offer free tuition fees for all EU students... unless you’re English, Welsh or Northern Irish 🤣 An English student can expect to pay around £9000 a year for tuition in Scotland, the same as what it costs in the rest of the UK 🤓 which actually is still very cheap in comparison to the US!
  • And my obsession with cobblestones continues... Old Aberdeen is located just north of the more modern city and is now home mainly to the University of Aberdeen, meaning visitors can expect to relive their youth as they walk past gaggles of young students when looking round the area 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏼‍🎓
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    Aberdeen was ideally positioned for trade with Scandinavian and the East coast of Scotland during the medieval period. Fertile agricultural land provided wealth for land owners and the discovery of granite, its export and use in building Aberdeen during the 18th and 19th centuries gave rise to the city’s well known nickname “the Granite City”.
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    The University of Aberdeen was founded in the 1400s, but does not take the crown as the oldest in Scotland, it is in fact the 5th oldest!
    William Elphinstone established King's College to train doctors, teachers and clergy for the communities of northern Scotland, and lawyers and administrators to serve the Scottish Crown. Much of the King's College still remains today, as do the traditions which the Bishop began.
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    The university system is very interesting in Scotland, Scottish students have their fees covered by the Scottish government (a devolved body from the UK government). After Brexit was announced Scotland have pledged to offer free tuition fees for all EU students... unless you’re English, Welsh or Northern Irish 🤣 An English student can expect to pay around £9000 a year for tuition in Scotland, the same as what it costs in the rest of the UK 🤓 which actually is still very cheap in comparison to the US!
  • 6,538 137 24 February, 2019
  • I feel sorry for Scott sometimes. We often go to the harbour down in Cruden Bay to escape digi-land. And he’s the only guy there who ever has pockets and comes home with me. The dog is always a grade-A penis at the harbour and never comes back when we call her, unless we say “bye bye,” to which she freaks out, that she may be left behind and finally comes back🙄. This is how we play fetch btw... I throw a stick, she gets the stick and doesn’t come back. I turn around and walk away whilst shouting “bye-bye” and we repeat the process 72 times. Who has to say bye to their dog in order for them to retrieve? Eejit. Back to pocket-gate... 7 out of 10 times we go to the harbour, I find things that I will one day craft with (when I have time to have hobbies). So Scott usually leaves the harbour pissed of at the dog with a pocket full of glass, manky broken shells and rusty pottery. Or as I call it, treasure🤨. Nice view though huh?
  • I feel sorry for Scott sometimes. We often go to the harbour down in Cruden Bay to escape digi-land. And he’s the only guy there who ever has pockets and comes home with me. The dog is always a grade-A penis at the harbour and never comes back when we call her, unless we say “bye bye,” to which she freaks out, that she may be left behind and finally comes back🙄. This is how we play fetch btw... I throw a stick, she gets the stick and doesn’t come back. I turn around and walk away whilst shouting “bye-bye” and we repeat the process 72 times. Who has to say bye to their dog in order for them to retrieve? Eejit. Back to pocket-gate... 7 out of 10 times we go to the harbour, I find things that I will one day craft with (when I have time to have hobbies). So Scott usually leaves the harbour pissed of at the dog with a pocket full of glass, manky broken shells and rusty pottery. Or as I call it, treasure🤨. Nice view though huh?
  • 137 8 3 hours ago
  • Happy Vernal Equinox everyone! Today is the first official day of spring, from an astronomical standpoint. Meteorologically, spring started 20 days ago, but at 21:58 this evening we’ll pass the equinox and spring will start. So if astronomy says it’s spring then it’s spring! Spring means many fun things down at the castle: in ten days we open for the 2019 season, not long after that we have our Mother’s Day afternoon tea, our Easter events with @cadburyuk, and lots of other fun stuff! And as an added bonus we’ll have all the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons blooming before we know it. First thing though, this Sunday we have our Wedding Showcase with @withoutahitch_aberdeen. So lots to keep us busy as we ready ourselves for the new season. Here are some lambs.
  • Happy Vernal Equinox everyone! Today is the first official day of spring, from an astronomical standpoint. Meteorologically, spring started 20 days ago, but at 21:58 this evening we’ll pass the equinox and spring will start. So if astronomy says it’s spring then it’s spring! Spring means many fun things down at the castle: in ten days we open for the 2019 season, not long after that we have our Mother’s Day afternoon tea, our Easter events with @cadburyuk, and lots of other fun stuff! And as an added bonus we’ll have all the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons blooming before we know it. First thing though, this Sunday we have our Wedding Showcase with @withoutahitch_aberdeen. So lots to keep us busy as we ready ourselves for the new season. Here are some lambs.
  • 752 9 18 hours ago
  • Why go to Disney World when you have the real Disney Castle in Scotland? For real though, Craigievar Castle is supposedly the castle that inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. In June 1879 even Queen Victoria couldn’t resist coming for a visit, she described the castle as a strange and curious place. She was spot on. I turned up to the castle to be met with a sign saying ‘closed’, I saw a man and his family turn around, but I thought I would drive up there anyway. My car was the only car in the car park, there wasn’t a person to be seen, even the toilets were closed. The result? I got the entire castle to myself.
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The downside I guess was that I could go inside, it was all locked up. I also got the creeps a bit as the castle is surrounded by a mountainous landscape and I convinced myself I was going to be eaten by a bear 🐻 (I know there are no bears in Scotland but when the fear takes you, it takes you!).
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According to Queen Victoria’s diary, she too turned up when no one was home. She was a bit more daring than me, she went into the castle regardless and took a look around on her own accord. What she found was a truly unspoilt castle. Dating back to the 1500s, Craigievar began its life as a traditional L plan tower house. This was purchased by William Forbes in 1610, he was very rich due to his trading between Aberdeen and the Baltic States. It was he who developed into the castle we see today 🏰
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The castle is now looked after by the Scottish National Trust, however there remain a few residents, ghostly ones that is 👻  One of these ghosts is said to haunt the Blue Room, supposedly being the spirit of a man from the rival clan Gordon who was pushed from the window by John Forbes. Some visitors have also reported getting a tingle down their spine in the kitchen, where a musician drowned in the well 😱
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If you are interested in castles, Aberdeenshire is home to the Castle Trail, a driving route that will take you through some of the most beautiful castles in the country 🥰 There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the U.K., boasting over 300 of them!
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#visitABDN #ScotlandIsNow #BeautifulABDN
  • Why go to Disney World when you have the real Disney Castle in Scotland? For real though, Craigievar Castle is supposedly the castle that inspired Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. In June 1879 even Queen Victoria couldn’t resist coming for a visit, she described the castle as a strange and curious place. She was spot on. I turned up to the castle to be met with a sign saying ‘closed’, I saw a man and his family turn around, but I thought I would drive up there anyway. My car was the only car in the car park, there wasn’t a person to be seen, even the toilets were closed. The result? I got the entire castle to myself.
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    The downside I guess was that I could go inside, it was all locked up. I also got the creeps a bit as the castle is surrounded by a mountainous landscape and I convinced myself I was going to be eaten by a bear 🐻 (I know there are no bears in Scotland but when the fear takes you, it takes you!).
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    According to Queen Victoria’s diary, she too turned up when no one was home. She was a bit more daring than me, she went into the castle regardless and took a look around on her own accord. What she found was a truly unspoilt castle. Dating back to the 1500s, Craigievar began its life as a traditional L plan tower house. This was purchased by William Forbes in 1610, he was very rich due to his trading between Aberdeen and the Baltic States. It was he who developed into the castle we see today 🏰
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    The castle is now looked after by the Scottish National Trust, however there remain a few residents, ghostly ones that is 👻 One of these ghosts is said to haunt the Blue Room, supposedly being the spirit of a man from the rival clan Gordon who was pushed from the window by John Forbes. Some visitors have also reported getting a tingle down their spine in the kitchen, where a musician drowned in the well 😱
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    If you are interested in castles, Aberdeenshire is home to the Castle Trail, a driving route that will take you through some of the most beautiful castles in the country 🥰 There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the U.K., boasting over 300 of them!
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    #visitABDN #ScotlandIsNow #BeautifulABDN
  • 13,722 344 17 February, 2019

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  • I feel sorry for Scott sometimes. We often go to the harbour down in Cruden Bay to escape digi-land. And he’s the only guy there who ever has pockets and comes home with me. The dog is always a grade-A penis at the harbour and never comes back when we call her, unless we say “bye bye,” to which she freaks out, that she may be left behind and finally comes back🙄. This is how we play fetch btw... I throw a stick, she gets the stick and doesn’t come back. I turn around and walk away whilst shouting “bye-bye” and we repeat the process 72 times. Who has to say bye to their dog in order for them to retrieve? Eejit. Back to pocket-gate... 7 out of 10 times we go to the harbour, I find things that I will one day craft with (when I have time to have hobbies). So Scott usually leaves the harbour pissed of at the dog with a pocket full of glass, manky broken shells and rusty pottery. Or as I call it, treasure🤨. Nice view though huh?
  • I feel sorry for Scott sometimes. We often go to the harbour down in Cruden Bay to escape digi-land. And he’s the only guy there who ever has pockets and comes home with me. The dog is always a grade-A penis at the harbour and never comes back when we call her, unless we say “bye bye,” to which she freaks out, that she may be left behind and finally comes back🙄. This is how we play fetch btw... I throw a stick, she gets the stick and doesn’t come back. I turn around and walk away whilst shouting “bye-bye” and we repeat the process 72 times. Who has to say bye to their dog in order for them to retrieve? Eejit. Back to pocket-gate... 7 out of 10 times we go to the harbour, I find things that I will one day craft with (when I have time to have hobbies). So Scott usually leaves the harbour pissed of at the dog with a pocket full of glass, manky broken shells and rusty pottery. Or as I call it, treasure🤨. Nice view though huh?
  • 137 8 3 hours ago
  • Happy Vernal Equinox everyone! Today is the first official day of spring, from an astronomical standpoint. Meteorologically, spring started 20 days ago, but at 21:58 this evening we’ll pass the equinox and spring will start. So if astronomy says it’s spring then it’s spring! Spring means many fun things down at the castle: in ten days we open for the 2019 season, not long after that we have our Mother’s Day afternoon tea, our Easter events with @cadburyuk, and lots of other fun stuff! And as an added bonus we’ll have all the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons blooming before we know it. First thing though, this Sunday we have our Wedding Showcase with @withoutahitch_aberdeen. So lots to keep us busy as we ready ourselves for the new season. Here are some lambs.
  • Happy Vernal Equinox everyone! Today is the first official day of spring, from an astronomical standpoint. Meteorologically, spring started 20 days ago, but at 21:58 this evening we’ll pass the equinox and spring will start. So if astronomy says it’s spring then it’s spring! Spring means many fun things down at the castle: in ten days we open for the 2019 season, not long after that we have our Mother’s Day afternoon tea, our Easter events with @cadburyuk, and lots of other fun stuff! And as an added bonus we’ll have all the daffodils, bluebells and rhododendrons blooming before we know it. First thing though, this Sunday we have our Wedding Showcase with @withoutahitch_aberdeen. So lots to keep us busy as we ready ourselves for the new season. Here are some lambs.
  • 752 9 18 hours ago
  • Dashing through the daffodils 🐾💛
  • Dashing through the daffodils 🐾💛
  • 9 1 20 hours ago
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  • 271 2 19 March, 2019
  • This Sunday! Looking for the perfect venue to get married in? Looking to meet a host of amazing exhibitors? Why not pop along to our Wedding Showcase this Sunday with @withoutahitch_aberdeen. More details see link in our bio.
  • This Sunday! Looking for the perfect venue to get married in? Looking to meet a host of amazing exhibitors? Why not pop along to our Wedding Showcase this Sunday with @withoutahitch_aberdeen. More details see link in our bio.
  • 48 5 18 March, 2019