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 granite road 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 (c.1455 - 1532). It replaced a ferry. Restored in 1718-21 and doubled in width in the 19th Century, the bridge still features the original 16th-century piers, coats of arms and passing places. This historical structure was A-listed in 1967, but carries the A92 trunk road south.

This was the site of a battle in 1639 between the Royalists under James Gordon, Viscount Aboyne (c.1620-49) and the Covenanters who were led by James Graham, Marquis of Montrose (1612-50). There are interesting riverside walks nearby.

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