Home to picturesque parks and sandy beaches, the harbour city of Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city with rich maritime history and a strong passion for art. The city boasts unique architectural sights, from regal granite buildings to classic Scottish structures.
Things to do in Aberdeen
Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum is an award-winning attraction that provides educational insight into the city’s relationship with the sea. Learn about the city’s budding oil industry and the history of the surrounding area and explore maritime artefacts.
For a dose of culture, head to the Aberdeen Art Gallery, a visual art museum that pays homage to British artists dating back to the 18th century. Take the time to admire the array of fine and decorative art collections.
The neighbourhood of Footdee sits at the water's edge and is a quirky fishing quarter home to tiny cottages and flower-filled gardens. Wander around the brightly painted outhouse, before heading to the Silver Darling restaurant to dine on fresh seafood.
Scotland is famous for its whiskey, and a visit to Aberdeen’s GlenDronach Distillery is a great place to be introduced to its beloved spirit. Located just an hour north of the city, you can take a tour of the factory to learn about the production process and sample the product.
Getting around Aberdeen
Aberdeen International Airport is just a short drive from the city, while Edinburg Airport is just under three hour’s drive south. The centre of town can be explored on foot, while the First Aberdeen bus service can be used for travelling further afield.