One of the first settlements in the picturesque Upper Hunter Valley, the town was named after the Earl of Aberdeen, a friend of early settler and British MP, Potter Macqueen.

Located on the New England Highway between Scone and Muswellbrook, Aberdeen sits on the banks of the Hunter River. With more than 175 years of history, the small town is steeped in Scottish heritage.

Today you can still see much of the history in a walk around the town. Plaques set in the footpath and on buildings identify historic places from Aberdeen’s past. Copies of the map can be found at the Scone Visitor Information Centre.

Locals enjoy swimming and fishing in the clear waters that run down from Barrington Tops. Lake Glenbawn is just a few kilometres east of Aberdeen and well worth a visit. Bring the fishing gear – an abundance of fish are there for the taking. You’ll find top Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Trout and Catfish hiding in the depths. Also a great spot for a picnic and checking out the local wildlife.

Aberdeen Highland Games

The annual Aberdeen Highland Games take place on the first weekend in July and will be celebrating 20 years in 2019. The games are a gathering of pipe bands, Clans, dancers, the ‘strong man challenge’ and state and interstate tug-o-war teams to help celebrate the Scottish and Celtic history of the Upper Hunter.

Following the excitement of the games a traditional Scottish Cèilidh is held in the evening. The Cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee) is always a great night out with with songs, storytelling, music and dancing, so book your tickets early.

Explore  & Experience
Lake Glenbawn

Go bushwalking, water-skiing or fishing at Lake Glenbawn

swim along the banks of the Hunter River

Take a walk or a swim along the banks of the Hunter River

Segenhoe Inn, Aberdeen

Take an historic walk through Aberdeen

Aberdeen Highland Games in July

Aberdeen Highland Games in July

RV Friendly Town

RV Friendly Town

Aberdeen offers RV travelers short term parking at Abercairney Terrace Campsite. Free overnight parking is available for up to 24 hours and access to bins, water and covered seating is available. Potable water is also located on site and pets on leads are permitted. A dump point can be found at Taylor Park, on Macqueen Street.

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