If you’re an RGU student, you really don’t have to go far to experience some pretty special views. RGU staff Megan Beaudry shares her favourite locations in Aberdeen.
As a Digital Marketing Officer at RGU, it is my job to showcase everything we have to offer at the University. If you check out our social media pages, you’ll often see course promotions, RGU’s incredible facilities and campus and support services, but there is SO MUCH MORE to uni life than just the time spent in front of your laptop. These will be some of the best years of your life, and by choosing to come to RGU, you are also choosing to make Aberdeen your home.
My intention for this blog series is to show you some of my personal favourite spots in and around the city, as 3 years ago, I too chose to make the North East of Scotland my home and I haven’t regretted it a day since. I can easily say how underrated The Granite City is, how it’s an absolute showstopper… and I could go on and on about how magical it feels to live here. But how about instead of telling you, I show you?
I’m going to kick off my list with none other than our beloved campus…
1. RGU/Riverside Walk
Now I may be biased, but I think we are extremely lucky to have a campus just a stone’s throw away from the city, allowing us to be surrounded by nature. Study breaks and lunch time walks can be spent adventuring along the beautiful River Dee, and each season brings a completely different feel. Check out the daffodil fields that surround the Garthdee area in Spring!
2. Johnston Gardens
If you’re seeking unparalleled beauty, Johnston Gardens is an amazing hidden gem. Complete with waterfalls, ponds, and a very Instagrammable blue bridge, this flower filled haven is guaranteed to become your new happy place. Make sure to have your camera at the ready to snap some of the wildlife that likes to make an appearance there too!
3. Old Aberdeen
The gorgeous cobbled streets of Old Aberdeen are sure to transport you back in time and give you some major historic vibes. Snap an epic pic in front of the Powis Gate towers, wander over to Seaton Park for an ice-cream and a stroll, or pop into a museum…the options are endless!
4. Aberdeen Beach/Fittie
Go for a walk along the expansive Aberdeen Beach boardwalk while watching the stand up paddle boarders and surfers (yes, you heard me right – you can SURF in Aberdeen!) and you’ll find Footdee, or Fittie as the locals will call it. This old fishing village is now filled with a quirky mix of unique cottages for you to explore. For anyone who says that Aberdeen can be a bit “grey” … they clearly haven’t laid eyes on the colourful delights in Fittie!
What’s your favourite spot in Aberdeen? Comment below!
Aberdeen City Council developed an app providing different trails to explore the Granite City. You can find out more on their website or download the GoABZ app on your phone.