From the striking architecture of the Granite City to stunning art collections and riveting Highland games, Aberdeen City and Shire offers a breadth and quality of arts and culture attractions and events that is simply world-class.
Famed for its iconic granite buildings and unmistakable skyline, Aberdeen city is home to one of the most important art collections in the world. At Aberdeen Art Gallery view paintings by Impressionist masters such as Monet and Renoir alongside avant-garde works by Damian Hirst.
There are plenty of arts venues spread across the city offering fantastic live entertainment. His Majesty’s Theatre, an impressive Edwardian venue offering musicals, opera, ballet and more, while the more intimate Lemon Tree is the best place to experience the city’s thriving local music scene. Between May and September visitors can experience the unforgettable spectacle of Highland games held throughout the region which culminate with the Braemar Gathering.
Aberdeenshire possesses a unique beauty which provides an endless source of inspiration to local artists and craft makers. Discover beautiful arts and crafts including paintings, handcrafted furniture, ceramics and much more in galleries and shops found throughout the region’s towns and villages.
The region has also inspired literary figures as diverse as Bram Stoker and Lewis Grassic Gibbon, and you can visit many attractions and places connected to their works.
Take a look through the attractions and activities, learn more about the arts and culture of Aberdeen City and Shire and plan a trip there today.