Aberdeen Tourist Information

Aberdeen Harbour Views from the Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Harbour Views from the Maritime Museum

Scotland’s third largest city Aberdeen framed by two rivers – the Don and the Dee – offers a unique city break experience. Famed for its distinct granite architecture and acclaimed for its world class golf courses, Aberdeen is served by an international airport, with a National Park and spectacular coastline right on its doorstep!

The city’s central ‘Granite Mile’ contains all those essentials for a great city break, including great shopping, buzzing bars and restaurants, free museums and galleries, all boosted by the ‘Silver City’s granite architecture featuring the gothic masterpiece Marischal College, the world’s second largest granite building.

Things to do & see in Aberdeen

Visit the city’s most popular attraction, Aberdeen Art Gallery and dig deep into Aberdeen’s maritime heritage in the award-winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum with spectacular views of the harbour and recreated oil rig. The city is also rich in ancient heritage sites including the 16th Century Provost Skene’s House and the 17th and 18th Century gaol cells of The Tolbooth Museum. Most Aberdeen Museums & Galleries are free entry!

Aberdeen’s ‘Granite Mile’ around Union Street offers a wonderful mix of select craft shops, funky shopping centres and high street favourites. Discerning diners can take their pick of world cuisine restaurants and chic cafes across the city centre! Aberdeen is a great Scottish city for festivals and events, hosted in premier venues like The Lemon Tree with its intimate studio theatre and huge Lounge accommodating hundreds and hosting big name gigs in rock, pop and comedy.

Surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, this is a Scottish city break designed to be combined with activities and attractions along its miles of sandy beach coastline and in the nearby Cairngorms and Royal Deeside. Activities all widely available around the city include a choice of golf courses, fishing, horse riding and more – or take a tour of headland perched castles near Aberdeen like Dunnottar Castle. Hop aboard a city sightseeing bus tour or enjoy a choice of daytrips available from the city into Royal Deeside.

Getting to Aberdeen

Getting to Aberdeen couldn’t be easier via Aberdeen Airport – Dyce situated just 7 miles northwest of the city centre. The city offer an exceptional range of accommodation catering for business and leisure, featuring everything from luxury modern apartment to stylish boutique hotels and on the outskirts, holiday cottages, caravan parks and cosy B&Bs. Stay in Scotland’s North East ‘Silver City’ with its premier golf, arts, shopping and dining scenes – and a fantastic coastal location with plenty of family fun theme parks and great surfing down on Aberdeen beach– book Aberdeen city breaks now with Iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.