Aberdeen, Scotland's third largest city, grew out of two distinct communities - New Aberdeen and Old Aberdeen. Monks and scholars, traders and travellers settled round Old Aberdeen in the area where 14th century St Machars Cathedral still stands and where Kings College, the forerunner to Aberdeen University, was founded by Bishop Elphinstone in 1495.
Today, quaint Old Aberdeen, where cobbled roads still run through the heart of the area, is one of Aberdeen's favourite hidden gems. Step back in time as you visit the historic sites mentioned above (not to mention museums too), go on an adventure through neighbouring Seaton Park but first walk through the characteristic Chanory. Make some time to also appreciate the old perfectly blended with the new as you admire the architecturally distinctive Sir Duncan Rice Library.