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Aberdeen Introduction

Aberdeen lies on the north eastern coast of Scotland between the rivers Don and Dee and with the Grampian Mountains to the west. The city and the region have much to offer visitors, from a vibrant historic city to the country's largest national park, as well as a wonderful coastline with craggy cliffs and long stretches of silver sands. Whether you wish for a cultural city break, a shopping excursion or an active holiday in the great outdoors, an Aberdeen holiday will satisfy your wishes.

Why Go To Aberdeen?

If you haven't visited Scotland before, Aberdeen is a great introduction to the country. This imposing town and the surrounding countryside will delight you with striking architecture, and stunning scenery both coastal and inland. Aberdeen's wealth of activities will keep you occupied throughout your stay.

Aberdeen is popular with a wide range of visitors. This lively city attracts groups of young adults seeking a short city break with plenty of entertainment. People of all ages can enjoy the dramatic coastline and the national park with their many walking and riding trails. The cultural scene in the city also draws many visitors.

When To Go To Aberdeen

Athough a holiday or a mini-break can be enjoyed at any time of year, the summer months are the most popular time to book an Aberdeen holiday.

Aberdeen - The Place

Aberdeen is a striking city built with the granite for which it is famous. It is Scotland's third largest city and its historic centre is home to galleries, museums, a theatre and a wide range of shops, restaurants and hotels. Wander the streets and visit the house that belonged to Provost Skene which dates from the sixteenth century; the turretted town house in Union Street; the stunning gothic Marischel College; the Citadel at Castlegate. There is much to see and do including the Aberdeen Art Gallery, home to some old masters as well as modern art and which enjoys many touring exhibitions. You can also pass a pleasant evening in His Majesty's Theatre or in the Music Hall. Aberdeen has a wide range of accommodation from four star luxury hotels to cosy guest houses and cottages. There are also caravan and camping facilities. Restaurants serve a cosmopolitan cuisine with menus from around the world as well as tradional home cooking. Aberdeen has an excellent range of shops from department stores to small independent retailers. Aberdeenshire provides the visitor with many activities. It is home to Scotland's largest National Park as well as having a rugged coastline. There are few cities in Britain which have such a long stretch of sandy beach on the doorstep. There are coastal trails, windsurfing and golf in this area as well as horse riding and tennis. Fishing on peaceful lochs surrounded by rolling hills and forests is a popular pursuit. There are many attractive villages to explore including the charming fishing village of Footdee. With so much to offer, an Aberdeen holiday or city break is sure to satisfy.

Aberdeen Nightlife

Aberdeen nightlife is fairly lively with pubs, restaurants a theatre and a music hall. Whether you are looking for a romantic meal for two or a vibrant atmophere, Aberdeen has a venue for you.

Aberdeen Shopping

Aberdeen is a great choice for a shopping trip. Union Street, known as the granite mile has over eight hundred shops. The west end of the city is home to many designer boutiques, the Bon Accord Centre has many popular high street names and there is also a farmer's market.

Aberdeen Eating

As expected in a cosmopolitan city, Aberdeen has a wide variey of restaurants serving excellent food. With restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, the choice will certainly appeal to most palates.