Sitting on Scotland’s north east coast, Aberdeen boasts unique architecture, a captivating history and a lively social scene.
Union Street in Aberdeen is the gateway to over 800 shops, restaurants and bars, or, if you’re looking for a relaxed haven, there are many flower-filled parks to chill out in. Best of all, the city has its own golden sandy beach, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre.
When it comes to architecture, Aberdeen will linger in your memory for its beautiful glinting buildings, made of sparkling, locally-quarried granite. The opulent Marischal College is made of this distinctive stone, as is the stunning His Majesty’s Theatre and Aberdeen Art Gallery.
North of the centre lie the cobbled streets and historic buildings of Old Aberdeen. Take a stroll here to see the beautiful buildings of King's College and St Machar Cathedral.
To the south, visit the harbour to see boats bobbing in the water and dolphins playing and take a stroll around the historic streets of Footdee, the city’s traditional fishing quarter. The sandy beach and amusement arcades are just a short amble along the esplanade from here too.
Outside the city, you’ll find the lush surroundings of Royal Deeside, the majestic Cairngorms National Park, Scotland’s Castle Trail, golf courses, fishing and much more. See things to do in Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire.