Aberdeen

There’s plenty to see and do in Aberdeen, from museums, to walks and beaches. Read our guide whilst on tour to find your way

Things To Do In Aberdeen

There is a lot of things to see and do in the city of Aberdeen therefore there is something to suit all budgets and tastes.  Taking a holiday in Aberdeen means that you can enjoy the best of both worlds with its countryside and coastlines.  There is a good selection of ancient ruins and shopping centres which makes Aberdeen the ideal destination for families and couples. Although Aberdeen is a busy city there are plenty of places to kick back and relax.

Things To Do In Aberdeen When It’s Raining

Aberdeen has a vast array of things that you can choose from when it comes to finding an activity for a day when it is raining.

The Maritime Museum

The maritime museum in the city is a great day out for people of all ages and it offers a great way to learn about the long-standing relationship between the sea and the city. This attraction is an award-winning museum and is located in the historical area of Shiprow and it also includes Provost Ross’s House, the house dates back to 1593. This museum is home to a vast collection which includes fast sailing ships, port and fishing historical artefacts and also artefacts from the shipbuilding industry. From the museum you can enjoy a breath-taking view across the harbour.

Gordon Highlanders Museum

Another attraction that is worth visiting is the Gordon Highlanders museum and this tells the two hundred years history of the regiment, which is described as the finest regiment in the world.  This museum is a great day out for all family, and it is a great place for a spot of lunch.

Days Out For Couples in Aberdeen

There are a lot of things that couples can enjoy doing and seeing when in the city of Aberdeen.

St Machar’s Cathedral

There are several walks in the area and a number of historical attractions such as St Machar’s cathedral. This cathedral dates back to 580AD and it is named after the Celtic Saint of St. Machar. This cathedral is still used nowadays for worship and it is a very interesting building to visit due to its architecture.

Slains Castle

Another attraction that is interesting is Slains Castle which was built in 1597, however it is now only the ruins that remain. This castle inspired the evil vampire castle used for Dracula by Bram Stoker.

Huntly Falconry

For an exciting day out a visit to Huntly Falconry will be a good idea since it was opened in 1991 it has been home to a range of birds of prey. Over the year this centre has built up a strong reputation and there are great flying displays every day from various species of bird of prey.

Places To Visit In Aberdeen For Free

If you are looking to save some pennies whilst on holiday in Aberdeen, then don’t worry as there is plenty to see and do.

The Beach

Aberdeen is home to a lovely sandy beach which is just a short walking distance from the city centre. This beach stretches for about two miles between River Don and the River Dee. This beach will offer a great day out whether you just want to relax and listen to the waves, take a stroll and feel the sand between your toes or test your sandcastle building skills.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen is really only a small city, but it is home to an art gallery that is very impressive and some of the work dates back to the fifteenth century. The collections at this art gallery have a collection of modern art work combined with some older pieces. This art gallery is housed within a lovely building that date back to the 19th century and at lunchtime there is free lectures and concerts that are on.

Other Museums

There is a number of other museums located in the city and there is also the second biggest structure made from granite.

Walks

There is a number of walks within the city and the surrounding area, which will be a great way to explore the local area.

Days Out For Families In Aberdeen

Linx Ice Arena

Linx Ice Arena is a great way to spend some time for the more sportive families. This arena is home to an ice rink that is the national size of 56 meters by 26 meters and there is spectator seating for over one thousand and one hundred people. This attraction is also home to a café and a skate shop.

Transition Extreme

For the even more adventurous, Transition Extreme will be an exciting day out with fantastic climbing walls that are geared to all levels and abilities.

The Science Centre

For the more scientific families the Science Centre is a great way to spend a day out as it is home to a wide range of different scientific displays and there are various special events and visiting displays that are here throughout the year.