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.