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Nature & Wildlife
No matter where you are in our region you will never be far from exciting nature and wildlife that includes the city of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen’s two rivers and North Sea are so well stocked that even dolphins have found a home here. These fascinating mammals are regularly seen playing at the mouth of Aberdeen’s working harbour; it’s here where they find their feed and put on an animated display for visitors. DolphinWatch, located at the vantage point of Torry Battery, is open seasonally to help visitors spot the urban dolphins!
And if you really want to get up and close to the dolphins, sit back, relax and experience a different viewpoint of the city on board one of Aberdeen’s exclusive Harbour Cruises.
Along the same stretch of city beach you may also spot resident seals sunbathing at the Donmouth Local Nature Reserve. And if you really want to see these charming animals in all their glory, head to Newburgh Beach where you will see hundreds of seals relaxing on the Ythan Estuary shores.
Further inland, Aberdeen is well served with countless parks and gardens perfect for city dwellers, chilled picnics or a simply escape from the hustle & bustle of city life. Duthie Park, Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, Johnstone Gardens and Victoria Park are all located only a short distance from the city centre. Hazelhead Park even has its own pet’s corner for children!
With two local nature reserves, great for bird watching, walking and nature spotting and close to the city centre you will definitely feel at one with nature in Aberdeen.