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Bridge of Don

Bridge of Don

Bridge of Don is a suburb of Aberdeen to the north of the city centre. The area is bordered by traditional links golf courses to the east and the Scotstown Moor nature reserve to the north offering a scenic contrast to the wealth of local amenities available in the local area.


19,545 people

Distance from Aberdeen

4 miles (10 minute drive)


Regular bus service from Aberdeen


Primary School

  • Braehead School
  • Danestone School
  • Forehill School
  • Greenbrae School
  • Glashieburn School
  • Middleton Park School
  • Scotstown School

Secondary Schools

  • Oldmachar Academy
  • Bridge of Don Academy
Additional information

Average cost of a three-bedroom home: £207,000

Average Floor area of three bedroom home: 91m2 / 979ft2

Derived from Quarter Four 2021 property sales in the area.

History of Bridge of Don 

This popular suburb is named after the five-arch granite bridge crossing the River Don just above its mouth to the north of Aberdeen. The 19th century bridge was designed by local engineer John Gibb and architect John Smith and first opened to the public in 1830, later giving its name to the suburb of Bridge of Don as the city expanded. The bridge gained listed building status in 1967.

Conveniently located, Bridge of Don is just 10 minutes’ drive from Aberdeen city centre on the A956 making the area an ideal commuter location for those who want to live outside the city, but still be within touching distance of the busy shops and restaurants the city has to offer. Bridge of Don is also serviced by a regular bus service running every 10 minutes at peak time.


Things to do in Bridge of Don 

The area is home to a range of local amenities including two traditional links golf courses, the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and the Murcar Links Golf Club. The area also features an out of town shopping centre and the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre which hosts a range of events throughout the year. There are also several local schools in Bridge of Don including Bridge of Don Academy and nearby Oldmachar Academy.

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