Seaton Park

The park lies to the north of the city on the banks of the River Don and is surrounded by historical architecture and agriculture.

Near the park’s south gates are the fortified towers of St Machar’s Cathedral which forms the backdrop to the ‘Cathedral walk’, a formal arrangement of spring and summer flower beds, rose beds and herbaceous borders creating a magnificent sight in midsummer.

There are several important listed features within the park such as the Wallace Tower, the motte and a mound which dates back to the Bronze Age. The park is also close to the Brig o’ Balgownie, a thirteenth century gothic bridge that has survived centuries of heavy use and military attacks. Beyond the bridge is the Cottown of Balgownie, a series of red tiled cottages and small tiny gardens built in the early sixteen hundreds.

Seaton Park is also home to Mr Therm, a former steam engine which was used to transport coal from Aberdeen harbour. Mr Therm is now a play sculpture and has been hugely popular with thousands of children over the years.

A great place for Sunday strolls, photographs, children/families and jogging.

Trail guide for Old Aberdeen

We have produced a trail guide including a map which you can use to explore the hidden gems of historic old Aberdeen including Seaton Park.

Park details

Seaton Park
Don Street
Bridge of Don
Seaton Park Location Map

Opening times:

Park: open at all times

Toilet: there is a chargeable automated public convenience in the park which is available at all times


First Bus: routes 20, 25

Stagecoach: routes: 9U, 60 / 61 / 62 / 63 / 67 / 68 i.e. the Buchan Link - King St

Friends of Seaton Park

The Friends of Seaton Park is a newly formed group dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the park. See the Friends of Seaton Park website for more information and find out how you can get involved.

Contact details

Enviromental Services
Altens East Recycling & Resource Facility
Hareness Place
Altens Industrial Estate
AB12 3GX
03000 200 292

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