Central Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, UK


Central Aberdeen is rich in cultural heritage with dynamic architecture, strinking attractions and a modern arts scene. This is an attractive city with two rivers creating a unique background of beauty. Shopping here is perfect as the centres are easy to reach and Union Street is the main shopping street in the city. Make sure you look above the shop fronts though to admire the granite architecture which Aberdeen has become famous for.

Visit the West End for unique boutiques and one off designer shops

Aberdeen is a city of many names and it’s easy to see how it gets its most popular one – The Granite City. The impressive turreted Town House in Union Street, the castellated Citadel at The Castlegate and the striking gothic Marischal College, the worlds second largest granite structure, are all fine examples of Aberdeen's most famous export.

Uncover the history of Old Aberdeen by visiting the 500 year old University King’s College, or visit Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen's oldest private town house. The Aberdeen Art Gallery boasts inclusions by impressionists Monet, Pisarro and Renoir and a host of fabulous visiting exhibitions across the year.

Visitors to Aberdeen's three key attractions: Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum will all enjoy free entrance.

This city abounds with culinery treats from all over the world - Mexican, Italian, Greek, Indian, Thai, French, Hungarian and Scottish fare. You'll find all the big brands here in coffee shops, take aways and sit down restaurants, but also quaint, traditional tea-rooms and family run bistros.

This is a vibrant city with a wide range of entertainment and events. The Lemon Tree is a fashionable café bar, theatre, comedy club and live music venue all rolled into one, and it bills itself as ‘Aberdeen’s answer to the Edinburgh Festival all year round’. If you’re looking for inspiration take in the arts and visit a gallery or two, see a film or go to the theatre. Aberdeen has long attracted the ‘big names’ of ballet, opera, TV and West End fame, as well as the giants of rock and pop. Aberdeen has an incredible variety of events to suit all tastes - from galas and ceilidhs to world renowned festivals and Highland Games.

Aberdeen is rich with activities and hosts a number of major sporting events such as the Aberdeen International Football Festival, which attracts hundreds of youth players from around the world and the City of Aberdeen Bowling Tournament, a competition featuring some of Scotland’s top outdoor bowlers. Sport enthusiasts can take part in their favourites sports - relax in the great outdoors where you'll find an irresistible mixture of golfing, fishing, wind-surfing, tennis, horse-riding and walking.

There is a wide range of accommodation for you to choose, from cosy cottages with log fires to homely guesthouses overlooking stunning scenery, pampering yourself in 4 star hotels to camping and caravan parks in tranquil surroundings.

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