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Bridge of Dee

Crossing the River Dee at what was once the City of Aberdeen's southern boundary, the Bridge of Dee is a seven-arched bridge dating from 1520. Built following a bequest of £20,000 by Bishop William Elphinstone who died in 1514, the bridge was completed by Bishop Gavin Dunbar. This was the site of a battle in 1639 between the Royalists under Viscount Aboyne and the Covenanters who were led by the Marquis of Montrose. Restored in 1718-21 and widened in the 19th Century, the bridge still features the original 16th-century piers, coats of arms and passing places. There are interesting riverside walks nearby.


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