The North-east of Scotland is home to one of the liveliest cities in the UK. Filled with culture, new technology, historical beauty and much more; it is a must-see if you are visiting Scotland.
Aberdeen literally translates to ‘between the Don and the Dee’. Its natural beauty provides a picturesque backdrop and throughout the city picture perfect opportunities present themselves.Here are some tips on how to make the most of your time in the cultural city.
Aberdeen Travel Tips and Advice
The city is home to Scotland’s largest national park; Cairngorms is a beautiful protected area in which wildlife and the most beautiful flowers are in abundance.
There are many attractions around Aberdeen which attract thousands of visitors every year. Many events and festivals are hosted in the city. June will see Aberdeen present the Taste of Grampian; an extremely popular one-day food festival in which celebrity chefs share demonstrations and local produce is showcased at its finest.
If you are in Aberdeen around July; then certainly take a drive and visit the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. Attracting many visitors; maritime history and heritage is on show along with traditional arts and crafts, as well as many local foods.
You are certainly in for a treat when it comes to local food and drink. Aberdeen Angus beef is world famous and can be tried throughout one of the many fine restaurants in the city. For those with a sweet tooth then you must go and try traditional Scottish shortbread.
There are many bars and restaurants catering for all types of music and cuisines. Whether you are looking for a traditional cosy pub or you want to dance the night away with champagne and cocktails; Aberdeen has it all.
Aberdeen caters for all its visitors. There are a range of attractions that are all easy accessed and provide easy options for those driving to park nearby.
Take a drive into the city centre of Aberdeen and visit one of the many museums. History lovers can take a stroll around and marvel the Maritime Museum; whilst the art lovers can visit Just Art; a gallery filled with work from contemporary artists. Another favourite is the Aberdeen Art Gallery.
A rare opportunity to explore some of the world’s most stunning structures is by taking part in Aberdeenshire’s Castle Trail. A chance to explore 13 of the world’s most unique and history-filled buildings is a definite for those who love history.
Fun time for all the family has to be spent at the Codona’s Amusement Park which is located on the beach boulevard. There are a range of activities from golf to crazy roller coasters, getting wet on the log flume to battling vertigo in an assault course, and fun dining experiences in one of the many restaurants on offer.
Getting around and about Aberdeen is very easy, travelling from the airport or by one of the main roads; all local attractions are well sign-posted and parking is easily accessed and reasonably priced for a major city. If you are visiting Scotland and want variety in abundance; then visiting Aberdeen is an absolute must.