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Aberdeen City guide, including Aberdeen Hotels
Aberdeen, in the heart of Scotland’s Grampian Highlands, is an ideal
Balmoral Castle offers visitors guided tours of the gardens, historical
exhibitions and luxury safari in the Caledonian Pine Forest, where
visitors can catch glimpses of Scottish wildlife.
Haddo House. Visitors can enjoy Gordon family ancestral portraits,
memorabilia, the old stables and traditional Scottish tea room. Opera,
ballets and plays are presented from May to October.
with Scotland’s birds of prey. Introduction to Falconry, outside
demonstrations and walks with hawks are just some of the exciting and
educational activities on offer.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum, the Lord Provost’s house and The Tollbooth in
one site, and offers a varied programme of events and exhibitions. The
Art Gallery hosts collections dating back to the 18th century of fine
art, and the Maritime museum exults in the region’s proud seafaring
traditions. The Tollbooth is made up of 17th century cells, and the
Lord Provost’s House portrays the elegance and ritual of upper class
Things to do:
Aberdeen offers a whole host of recreational activities to enjoy. From
parks to museums, tourists will never be bored while in Aberdeen.
28 acres where kids and adults can see their favourite fairy-tales and
nursery rhymes come to life, and wonder at the natural beauty of
waterfalls, brooks and flora.
over two centuries of one of Scotland’s greatest kilted regiments, the
indoor entertainment centre that offers bowling, dodgems, games and an
adventureland – perfect for the Scottish weather!
The David Welch Winter Gardens boasts a Tropical House featuring flora
from South and Central America, an Acrid House which creates desert
conditions for exotic cacti to flourish, and a Corridor of Perfumes
which celebrates the variety of perfumes from different plant species.
learn about Scotland’s marine history, and find out what ships will be
arriving in the port and when.
may be able to lay claim to being the site of the invention of the game
of golf. Today the club retains the old world elegance of a gentlemen’s
club, and boasts a healthy membership of both local and overseas golf
enthusiasts who enjoy the stunning Balgowie Course, which has played
host to many major tournaments.
Food & Drink:
There are a number of fine locations to dine at while in Aberdeen. No
matter what a tourist’s preferences are, Aberdeen offers something to
appeal to everyone’s tastes.
step-back-in-time dining experience. Situated in the old Aberdeen Union
& Music Hall, the restaurant is furnished in art deco style with
many of the original architectural features surviving, and serves
inimitable and innovative seafood delights.
for traditional fare.
free options, an extensive kids’ menu and even regular visitors can
experience variety thanks to the menu that changes every three months.
restaurant by night, serving up mouth-watering Italian cuisine at all
Hotels & Accommodation:
From family run, family friendly establishments to self catering
cottages and apartments to West End four star luxuries, Aberdeen offers
accommodation to suit every taste and budget.
The Lemon Tree is known as the world’s only year round festival,
presenting a constant programme of theatre, dance and musical
spectaculars, and national touring West End theatre is also on offer at
Her Majesty’s Theatre. Cinema is also well represented, with a UGC and
local Belmont Theatre. For clubbing to international DJs, Ministry is
the best bet, or DeNiros is a local clubbing option, playing Top 40 and
House music. World class shopping is available at St Nicholas Centres
and in the historical district around Union Street. The Aberdeen
Exhibition and Conference Centre hosts international touring music acts
and sporting events.
Aberdeen is truly the jewel of the Highlands, offering world class
dining, nightlife and cultural and historical attractions to satisfy
visitors of all ages and interests. The architecture of Aberdeen is
distinctive and visually stunning, carved as it is from silver granite,
creating a cityscape unrivalled in its beauty. Aberdeen boasts a
cosmopolitan diversity, having been a premier Northern European trading
port for many generations, enjoying centuries of established links with
Scandinavian traders and Asian merchants. Nestled in the craggy
landscape of the North East Highlands, and set against the romantically
bleak North Sea, Aberdeen offers breathtaking views that have more in
common with Scandinavian countries than the British Isles, and culture
and history resplendent in maritime tradition Celtic heritage. The oil
capital of Europe is also home to a thriving nightlife and theatre
scene, just one in many contradictions that make up this intriguing
Name: Maria Williams
Biography: Maria writes for Sleep UK
hotels in aberdeen.
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