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Aberdeen's Tourist Graffiti Trail

Welcome to Aberdeen. Welcome to Aberdeen's Tourist Graffiti Trail. Please enjoy trekking round our City Centre.


Start at Cowdray Hall on Schoolhill (look for the lions), and attempt to locate the photos in the numerical order presented below.


You will need to use Google Maps and self-navigate (that's what makes it fun!), but if you find all the graffiti in the following order you will enjoy a leisurely 1 - 2 mile stroll round the "real" Aberdeen that many tourists miss out on.


Eventually you will return towards McCombie's Court which leads onto Union Street (Aberdeen's main thoroughfare).


The whole walk will take the average walker about 1.5 hours - enjoy!



Cowdray Hall graffiti in Aberdeen
1. Cowdray Hall (on Schoolhill)


Graffiti at Schoolhill in Aberdeen
2. Schoolhill (first one)


Graffiti at Schoolhill in Aberdeen
2. Schoolhill (second one)


Graffiti at Schoolhill in Aberdeen
2. Schoolhill (third one)


Graffiti at Harriet Street in Aberdeen
3. Harriet Street
Graffiti at Loch Street in Aberdeen
4. Loch Street (first one)

Graffiti at Loch Street in Aberdeen
4. Loch Street (second one)


Graffiti at Crooked Lane in Aberdeen
5. Crooked Lane

After Crooked Lane, go straight ahead up Charlotte Street until you come to John Street.


Graffiti at John Street in Aberdeen
6. John Street (first one)

Graffiti at John Street in Aberdeen
6. John Street (second one)

After John Street, head down N. St. Andrew Street, towards Woolmanhill.


Graffiti at Woolmanhill in Aberdeen
7. Woolmanhill (first one)

Graffiti at Woolmanhill in Aberdeen
7. Woolmanhill (second one)

After Woolmanhill, go all the way up St. Andrew Street, turn left at Loch Street and eventually turn right at Spring Garden. At the top of Spring Garden you have reached the Gallowgate. Head right down the Gallowgate.


Graffiti at Seamount Road in Aberdeen
8. Seamount Road

Graffiti at Gallowgate in Aberdeen
9. Gallowgate (first one)

Graffiti at Gallowgate in Aberdeen
9. Gallowgate (second one)

Graffiti at Littlejohn Street in Aberdeen
10. Littlejohn Street

Go back on to the Gallowgate after finding the graffiti on Littlejohn Street. Continue onto Broad Street, past Marischal College (you can't miss that!) until Queen Street is on your left.


Graffiti at Queen Street in Aberdeen
11. Queen Street

After finding the phone box on Queen Street, head back onto Broad Street. Look out for the Netherkirkgate on your right.

Graffiti at Netherkirkgate in Aberdeen
12. Netherkirkgate

Graffiti at McCombie's Court in Aberdeen
13. McCombie's Court

Go through McCombie's Court and you have arrived on Union Street, Aberdeen's main thoroughfare.


I hope you enjoyed seeing the "real" Aberdeen, and the grimy side of the Granite City.

















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