Heritage Trails

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Here you can explore the variety of different heritage trails that exist across Aberdeen City by downloading one of our leaflets.

Battle of Harlaw
This leaflet explores the background of the battle, the major players involved and looks at what is known about the battle and its consequences.

Bridge of Don
A guide to trails around North Aberdeen, including Scotstown Moor and Donmouth Local Nature Reserves.

Granite City
Aberdeen is the Granite City. Look around. Granite buildings are everywhere, ranging from the grandest of monuments to the humblest of tenements.

The Green  
This leaflet explores one of the oldest and most intriguing areas of Aberdeen, The Green.

Hazlehead and Countesswells
Explore paths through Aberdeen's historic park and woodlands.

Heritage Tree
A guide to our heritage trees.

Jacobite
This trail leaflet explores a number of different locations and buildings around Aberdeen city centre that have strong Jacobite connections.

Kincorth Hill
A guide to Kincorth Hill.

Kingswells and Brimmond Hill
Kingswells and its vicinity have a long, varied and fascinating past. There is a significant amount of evidence from prehistory and the area incorporates one of the oldest archaeological monuments in Aberdeen.

March Stones
This leaflet explores the history of the Freedom Lands and provides details on how to continue the tradition of 'Riding the Marches'.

Maritime
A guide to Aberdeen's Maritime Connections.

North Sea
Welcome to Aberdeen's North Sea Trail, a network of paths exploring Aberdeen's enduring relationship with the sea.

Old Aberdeen
A guide to Old Aberdeen

People and Places
This leaflet draws attention to a number of plaques in the city centre and Old Aberdeen.

Sculpture 
A guide to public scolpture in Aberdeen.
Also see our highlights package of Public Sculpture

Thomas Blake Glover
This guide tells part of the intriguing story of Thomas Blake Glover and suggests places to visit in Aberdeen and Fraserburgh.

Torry Coastal
A guide to Torry's coastline

Torry Industrial & Maritime
Over the centuries the people of Torry have derived much of their living from the sea. This leaflet explores Torry's maritime and industrial connections.

Torry Churches
Christianity seems to have reached this area by about the 7th century, although the first church building, that we know about, dates from the 12th century.

Torry Urban
In 1891 Torry was amalgamated with the City of Aberdeen: historically it had been part of Kincardineshire. This leaflet will trace this development and tell the story of urban Torry as we see it today.

Tullos Hill
A guide to Tullos Hill.

Heritage trail leaflets

Heritage trail leaflets have been developed in Aberdeen for a number of years now and cover a wide range of places, themes and ideas of interest to tourists and locals alike. Each trail contains a suggested walking route (or routes in some cases) for you to enjoy. We are interested to find out what areas or themes you might like us to develop, so please feel free to share your ideas with us and remember that we are also available to take your community group on a guided tour as well.

If you have any other queries, please contact:

Jenny Brown,
Lead Curator (History)
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 337719
Email: jenbrown@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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