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Aberdeen Harbour

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Ships in the City

Aberdeen harbour, just a short walk from the city centre, is a busy port serving the oil and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Fully Active

It is refreshing to see that the Harbour is still fully active with ferries and various commercial... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“maritime museum”(10 reviews)
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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16 Regent Quay, Aberdeen AB11 5SS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

from the city centre it is only a short walk to the commercial harbour. great to see the big oil tankers and the ferry to Orkney and Shetland. you can walk to Torry and watch the ship's entering the harbour. really impressive

Thank Cora B
Reviewed 4 days ago

The roads around here have no pedestrian footway close to the harbour so one need to go to the ferry terminal for the view.

Thank Maigemu299
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although there is the great Characters coffee shop there, they're honestly not much to see. The oil is crying up and it's lasted longer than anticipated. There is oil out there but it's too expensive to harvest it. We need to rejuvenate this area and...More

Thank maryclynch61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aberdeen harbour, just a short walk from the city centre, is a busy port serving the oil and passenger ferry business. It handles around 6,500 vessels per year, so there will always be a ship in port when you visit. Tourists aren’t allowed to wander...More

Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

It is refreshing to see that the Harbour is still fully active with ferries and various commercial ships right into the centre of the City, despite modernisation on shore. So many of the old ports and harbours become virtual ghost areas surrounded by apartments. From...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Aberdeen Harbour is a very short walk from the station and well worth a visit. It's usually hosting plenty of oil support vessels from around the world as well as large ferries and a variety of other merchant shipping. When I went there was also...More

Thank RichardA3246
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Nice place to stroll around. painters are busy along the waterline (Mostly Ocean Terminal) . Peaceful, though there are lots of people with their pets playing on the beach.

Thank Banjo56
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Popped along from the park to see boats coming into the harbour. Lovely day to wonder and watch the boats.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Staying near enough to see the harbour everyday it was interesting to see what was moored up. In the main it was Oil Rig supply vessels and a few other types such as Ferries, oil tankers and small tankers. The site has no public access...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 15 May 2018

great place to visit something different each day ships from all over the world some cruise liners the ferry to the Shetland's still a few fishing boats landing there catch.

Thank donnalc1963
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