Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK

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Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, UK

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The Friendly City of Aberdeen Awaits You

The area's castle and library are just some of the reasons to vacation in Aberdeen. This welcoming and student-friendly city is well-known for its cafés, shopping and golfing. For a bit of culture, visit Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery or Marischal Museum. Consider a vacation rental for your stay. Many offer full kitchens and spacious living quarters, along with cable or satellite TV and DVD players to entertain you on a lazy day.

Sand, salt, and sea spray in Aberdeen

Get your bearings with a walking tour around the city, starting with the cobblestone streets of Old Aberdeen. For a taste of cosmopolitan Aberdeen, try caf_ hopping in the upmarket Golden Square district, or shopping along bustling Union Street. Then, head down to Footdee, a colorful fishing quarter dotted with pint-sized cottages, flower-filled gardens, and plenty of seafaring charm. With no less than 55 courses to choose from, Aberdeenshire is a golfer's paradise _ all you need to do is decide where to tee off.

Attractions In and Around Aberdeen (and vicinity)

First time in Aberdeen (and vicinity) and looking for places to see? Local attractions include Codonas Amusement Park. Don’t miss landmarks such as Provost Skene's House and Provost Ross's House and unique cultural highlights like Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at City Beach or experience the natural beauty of Duthie Park Winter Gardens and Cruickshank Botanic Garden.

You could easily spend a day shopping at Academy, St. Nicholas Centre and Mall Trinity. If you have extra time, you might want to explore the campuses of King's College and University of Aberdeen. Don’t forget to buy tickets if you plan to attend a game or event at Pittodrie Stadium. Fun activities in the city include King's Links, Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and Aberdeen Harbour.

Aberdeen is the gateway to the Cairngorms

The city may be known for its grey hued granite but venture out of town and there's a wonderland of rolling hills, heather strewn moors, and ancient forests to explore. Aberdeen is just 50 miles from Cairngorms National Park, where you'll find 5 of the UK's 6 highest peaks. Not to mention a string of shimmering lochs, friendly villages, and forested hiking trails. Venture north and you'll find wide stretches of sand that span for miles along the Aberdeenshire coast.