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  • Portraits on display in Aberdeen Art Gallery
    Aberdeen Art Gallery
  • Diners enjoying a meal in the Albyn Bar & Restaurant in Aberdeen's West End
    The Albyn Bar & Restaurant in Aberdeen's West End
  • Looking over Aberdeen, Scotland's Granite City
    Aberdeen, Scotland's Granite City
  • View up Union Street in Aberdeen
    Union Street, Aberdeen

Discover the best of Aberdeen with this helpful itinerary which highlights the major attractions of Scotland's Granite City.

Located on Scotland’s north east coast, Aberdeen boasts a unique blend of traditional architecture and fascinating heritage with a distinctly modern vibe. These striking contrasts make Aberdeen an outstanding city break destination.

Why not begin your day by uncovering the history of the city in one of Aberdeen’s wonderful museums? The award-winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the North Sea and hosts the only North Sea oil and gas industry display in the UK. Nearby, you can enjoy magnificent collections of art that date as far back as the 15th century at Aberdeen Art Gallery, before visiting former prison cells at the Tolbooth Museum.

After you have explored Aberdeen’s proud heritage, why not spend the afternoon experiencing its thriving cosmopolitan culture? Union Street is home to a diverse array of shops, restaurants and bars, and leads onto the vibrant boutiques of the city’s West End.

If you would prefer a scenic afternoon walk, Aberdeen boasts many floral gardens and parks and has been winner of the ‘Britain in Bloom’ national competition on numerous occasions. Alternatively, escape the crowds and grab some fresh sea air at Aberdeen’s golden beach, the perfect place to take a stroll and enjoy the breathtaking views.

Aberdeen’s coastal location had made the city renowned for its fantastic choice of seafood. Why not treat yourself to an evening meal in one of Aberdeen’s excellent restaurants before enjoying a show at His Majesty’s Theatre or another of its entertainment venues? Of course, no visit to Aberdeen would be complete without enjoying a pint in one of its many traditional pubs.

Start planning your Aberdeen city break today and take advantage of the quality accommodation that is found across this amazing city.