This is a city right on the north east coast. It's a place where the harbour meets the city centre, where you may just see the harbour's resident pod of dolphins playing in the waters or enjoy a beach stroll alongside some serious shopping. It's a city where you can easily surf or take in a theatre performance in the same day. Aberdeen is famous for its stunning, sparkling, granite buildings and monuments which shimmer in the sunlight and the warming tones of 'Doric', the local Scots dialect you'll hear in the streets.
As well as unique architecture, Aberdeen boasts plenty of attractions to keep you busy. These 8 suggestions all offer a glimpse into the culture and history of Aberdeen, from its seafaring heritage at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum to the exotic plants and tranquil ponds of Duthie Park.