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Westfield, situated at Tarbothill Court, just off Balgownie Road, lies within a stroll of the picturesque banks of the River Don, and the landscaped spaces of Seaton Park and Westfield Park.

Good primary and secondary schools are complemented by an excellent range of local shops and amenities. Nearby, a number of diverse attractions include golf courses, cycling trails and sports hubs.

This desirable location lies close to the university campus, and offers easy access to the city’s cosmopolitan arts, leisure, education and retail scene. Buzzing with restaurants, theatres, cinemas and high-quality retail destinations like Union Square, there are also year-round events to suit all tastes.

In the Granite City, tourism, fishing, farming and new technology businesses combine with the oil and gas industry to create a truly diverse economy; Westfield is positioned within easy reach of the Business Parks and city centre commerce.

And when it comes to business or leisure travel, Aberdeen Airport is just a short drive away, offering direct flights to more than 30 destinations throughout the UK and Europe.


The nearest bus stop to Westfield is a convenient three-minute walk away.

Aberdeen Railway Station and the bus station on Guild Street, Aberdeen, are approximately 15 to 20 minutes’ drive.

Aberdeen Airport is a 20 minute drive.

The city centre is a 15 minute drive away.


Nearby schools include Braehead Primary School and Bridge of Don Academy, both of which are a five to 10-minute walk from Westfield. Other schools are in within walking distance.

Further education is available a short drive away at Robert Gordons College at Schoolhill; Robert Gordons University at Garthdee; North East Scotland College at Gallowgate and the University of Aberdeen.


Scotstown Medical Centre is located at Cairnfold Road, Bridge of Don, a five-minute drive from the development.

There is a dentist on nearby Balgownie Road, while Foresterhill Hospital which offers an accident and emergency department is a short drive away.


Westfield Park, adjacent to the development, is the largest formal park in the Bridge of Don area.

This large green space also offers a children's play area and skate park.

There are further green spaces to explore at Seaton Park, Duthie Park and Hazlehead Park.

The nearest gym is Bannatyne’s on Laurel Drive, Bridge of Don

Alex Collie Sports Centre in Bridge of Don hosts a fully equipped gym, sports hall and fitness classes and is also a dedicated hub of gymnastics.

The Jesmond Centre on Jesmond Drive offers aerobic classes, a gym and two sports halls.

Bridge of Don Swimming Pool is located at Braehead Way and features a 25 metre pool as well as swimming classes, lessons and clubs.

Keen golfers can take advantage of golf courses at Kings Links, Hazlehead and Balnagask.


A beach with golden sands is a 15 minute drive away, with Donmouth Nature Reserve on the way.

Rich in heritage with several Bronze Age and Neolithic sites, Aberdeenshire features beautiful landscapes, cultural sites and impressive architecture.

There are lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy, with everything from historic attractions, art and culture attractions, museums, hides and reserves, wildlife, galleries and family days out.

Home to an impressive 300 castles and Scotland’s only Castle Trail, Aberdeenshire has the title of ‘Castle Country’.

There is free entry into Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Maritime Museum and the fascinating Provost Skene’s House.

You can also learn the story of one of the British Army’s most famous regiments at The Gordon Highlanders Museum. All are located within the city centre.

For a relaxing afternoon with the kids then head to the David Welch Winter Gardens. Based in Duthie Park, the 19th century Winter Gardens offers striking and colourful floral displays with exotic plants from across the world, flourishing in one of Europe’s largest indoor gardens.

The city is also home to Aberdeen Science Centre, Scotland’s first science and discovery centre. With over 50 interactive and engaging hands-on exhibits and live science shows, you and your family will discover more about the world around you and the science of how things work.

Royal Deeside with the Royal Family’s Balmoral residence is some 45 miles from the city centre.

The Cairngorms National Park is also within easy reach of the city, offering picturesque and tranquil walks among gorgeous scenery.

Braemar is a village in the heart of Cairngorms National park. Boasting 24 Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet), it’s a hill walkers dream.


The local Braehead Shopping Centre offers a mini market, Post Office, butcher, baker, beauty parlour, chemist and solicitor.

Larger foodstores are also available nearby including Asda at Middleton Park and Tesco at Danestone.

Aberdeen enjoys a reputation for being a major shopping destination.

Union Square boasts over 60 shops and restaurants, a 10 screen cinema and a large hotel. Aberdeen Railway Station is under the same roof as Union Square.

A main advantage of Aberdeen’s shopping scene is that the big shopping centres are located in the heart of the city centre and within easy walking distance. The popular Trinity Centre faces out onto Union Street, Aberdeen’s main shopping street, and the Bon Accord Centre and St Nicholas Centre are opposite each other.

While the Trinity Shopping Centre provides an exciting variety of fashion, footwear, jewellery, accessories and eateries. The largest Next Store in Scotland can be found in the Bon Accord and St Nicholas shopping Centre – with around 70 other big name brands, including Marks and Spencer’s and John Lewis.

Alternatively, the Academy Shopping Centre offers a blend of fashion, beauty and music stores mixing brands and boutique shops.

Restaurants and bars

With some of the finest seafood in the world caught just off the Aberdeenshire coast, as well as quality meats, dairy produce and seasonal vegetables, eating out across the area is always an experience.

From idyllic waterfront restaurants and country house hotels to award-winning fish and chip shops and cosmopolitan bistros, the region's eateries showcase the very best local ingredients. With fresh seasonal dishes, Aberdeen Angus beef and seafood to Thai and Italian menus, there is something to suit all palettes.

For a foodie experience, learn how to create the perfect meal at Nick Nairn Cook School in the heart of Aberdeen.

Aberdeen boasts over 135 pubs, bars and clubs selling a range of beers, ales, wines and spirits.

From traditional pubs to the trendy bars in the centre of Aberdeen, you can soak up the atmosphere of the diverse range of watering holes.

There are also a number of live music venues. The bars of Belmont Street are known for featuring live music and ceilidhs take place in the city’s halls.

Popular music venues including the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC), Aberdeen Music Hall and The Lemon Tree. Her Majesty’s Theatre is also in the city centre.

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