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Aberdeen and Royal Deeside

Aberdeen and Royal Deeside (Ordnance... Survey Pathfinder Guide. This Pathfinder guide covers the part of north east Scotland that lies between the Cairngorms and the sea - a region of varying landscapes, which includes Aberdeen, the 'Granite City', Scotland's third largest metropolis and the beautiful countryside around Balmoral. The area is rich in heritage and history, with regional highlights such as Elgin, Haddo House, Huntly and Crathes Castle featured among the 28 carefully-devised walks. Coastal, town, riverside, country park and hill routes are all incorporated, ensuring that local walkers and visitors alike will be able to make the most of this delightful and unspoilt region. Each walk features an easy-to-follow route description, fascinating background and historical detail and recommendations for points of interest and highlights. The colour maps, specially supplied by the Ordnance Survey, are clearly detailed with the route and markers corresponding to the description in the text. With three grades of walk - easy, moderate and challenging - information on parking and refreshments, practical advice on walking, and information on local organisations, this guide is ideal for locals and holidaymakers, or keen walkers eager to explore the area.

 

Lost Aberdeen

Lost Aberdeen The initial chapters are an odyssey through the early town, from the Green to the Gallowgate, charting the disappearance of the irreplaceable medieval townscape. Moving on to more modern times she traces the evolution and gradual erosion of the Granite City, whose stylish yet restrained architecture once brought visitors from all over the world to see an Aberdeen which they recognised and valued as a unique city. She writes of George Street, originally planned as 'an elegant entrance to the city' and of Union Street, a marvel of early nineteenth century engineering with stunning symmetry, elegant terracing and memorable shops. There is also a requiem for Archibald Simpson's splendid New Market and the sadly missed Northern Co-operative Society Arcade. The final part of Lost Aberdeen recalls vanished mansions, and lost clachans, victims of the city's march westwards. Long gone industrial archaeology is also revisited, the railway stations, mills, shipyards, seafront, tollhouses and boathouse, which slipped away as if they never had existed. In Lost Aberdeen Diane Morgan writes with the same fresh approach to local history that blends careful scholarship with high readability.

Aberdeen Before 1800

Aberdeen Before 1800 This volume, the earlier of the two-volume official History of Aberdeen, provides a comprehensive picture of the development of the two historic burghs of Old Aberdeen and New Aberdeen over their first seven centuries, from 1100 to 1800. As early as the 14th century, Aberdeen was recognized as one of the "four great towns of Scotland". Early settlement, the growing townscape and social change over the centuries are all traced. Aberdeen's contacts with the sea and other towns overseas and its economy and politics, both local and national, are assessed.

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