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Nicknamed the Granite City - due to the sparkling buildings fashioned from the granite which lends the city its name, Aberdeen has the perfect mix of traditional values and modern culture. So you're never far from a first class restaurant or a cultural highlight. It's also got vibrant nightlife, a thriving cultural calendar and shops galore - but what makes Aberdeen really special is the instant access it affords to the surrounding countryside with its castles, beaches, picturesque villages, championship golf and stunning scenery.

Things to see & do in Aberdeen

Things to Do

Museums, gardens, beaches and architecture all feature on our list of top things to do when exploring Aberdeen.

Shopping in Aberdeen


Shopping will certainly be high on the agenda when extending your stay in Aberdeen.  Aberdeen can offer everything from art and music shops to traditional German and farmers markets.

Eating & Drinking in Aberdeen

Eating and Drinking

You'll find a wealth of great places for eating and drinking in Aberdeen. With its busy harbour and huge fish market, it's hard not to associate Aberdeen with seafood and that's just for starters!

Luxury experiences in Aberdeen


Introduce a luxury element to your stay in Aberdeen. From food to fashion, there's plenty to choose from on our Aberdeen top ten luxury list.

Pamper yourself in Aberdeen


With so much to see and do in Aberdeen, you might decide to spend some time chilling out. What better way than to take a trip to one of the area's relaxing spas.

Explore Aberdeen's surroundings

Outside the city

The area surrounding Aberdeen is a key attraction. Royal Deeside is known the world over for its stunning scenery, while the Cairngorms National Park is also easily accessible.