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Aberdeen Train/Bus station, luggage storage?

Does anybody know if there is luggage storage at the Aberdeen train station or bus station? I’m coming by bus from Banchory and then taking a train to Edinburgh but would like to explore Aberdeen for 3-4 hours before heading to Edinburgh.

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I got multiple hits when I Googled luggage storage Aberdeen.

Posted by
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Thank you Acraven. I did find a company called Bounce storage through a search but I am unfamiliar with them. The reviews on their site are favorable but could be biased.

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Perhaps I'm naive, but I don't think a lot can go wrong with luggage storage as long as the place is still in business when you arrive and its doors are open when you want to retrieve your luggage. The only problem I've ever had was arriving at a storage place in Avignon before lodging check-in time with a 24" bag and a tote bag, expecting to be able to put them in a single locker. But there were no lockers, so I had to pay separately for the two bags. I was annoyed that I'd somehow gotten incorrect info about the type of storage being offered, but it was just a small amount of extra money.

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Hi, Linda,

If it's the Bounce on George Street, they advertise it as about a 10 minute walk from the train/bus station. Well, perhaps if you're Usain Bolt. :) The other one is half way to Duthie Park - about a 20 minute walk.

The closest luggage storage, since the train and bus station closed those facilities years ago, is at the Phone Fix, 33 Union Street. Their e-mail is info@CitySpareSpace.com

To get there, turn right as you exit the bus ststion, cross over Guild Street at the first possible safe crossing, turn right (toward the harbour), then turn left on Market Street. Go up Market Street to Union Street, then turn right. Phone Fix is on your right, about 300 yards up.

There is not a lot to see in central Aberdeen. Union Street is a jumble of shops - many of them down at the heels, especially in the direction you'll be going. The best things within a short walking distance would the the Maritime Museum, Provost Ross' House, Marischal College, St. Nicholas' Kirkyard, and the newly reopened and revamped Union Terrace Gardens. There is much much more to be seen, but you'd need more than three to four hours.

Banchory is one of my favourite towns in the Northeast. If you have time, be sure to visit the Brig o' Feugh.

Best wishes and safe travels.

Mike (Auchterless)

p.s.: Phone Fix (and most of the luggage storage facilities) requires an advance reservation and payment.

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Hi again, Linda,

After checking on Phone Fix, I have to admit to being a bit confused. They advertise as being at 33 Union Street, but Google Maps shows a different shop at that location. Of course, the Google Maps photo could be several years old. Checking Phone Fix's website, the latest review is from two weeks ago, so that must be the correct address.

You may want to confirm by ringing them at 1224 586000.

All the best,

Mike (Auchterless)

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Thanks Mike. I will look for the Phone Fix and do appreciate your suggestions for activities while in Aberdeen