Outdoors in the City

Are you looking for a city escape where you can still enjoy the outdoors? We've put together a list of some of Aberdeen's beloved open spaces including a sandy beach, colourful gardens, and popular parks.

Aberdeen Beach

Of course Aberdeen Beach had to make this list. With beautiful sands stretching along the striking coastline and foodie spots filling the esplanade, the beach makes for a great day out on its own!

Perfect for the whole family, we recommend a wander,

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Duthie Park

A city park for all the family with play areas and activities including boating on the ponds, Duthie Park is a favourite amongst locals and is popular all year round. First opened to the public in 1883, this outdoor space has an array of architectural features including a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues.

You’ll also find one of Europe’s largest indoor gardens here. The David Welch Winter Gardens is home to many exotic plants and Britain’s largest collection of cacti!

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Nuart Aberdeen

The city's streets are filled with a mesmerising array of wonderful street art created by some of the world's best and most creative artists.

Whether you wish to discover these pieces at your own pace, or be led through Aberdeen by an expert, we're sure you'll be just as wowed as we were by these extraordinary creations.

To learn more Nuart, please click here.

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Seaton Park

Seaton Park is located in the north of the city within Old Aberdeen – Aberdeen's oldest building in active use, St Machar’s Cathedral, stands by the park’s southern gates.

You’ll find traditional flowerbeds as well as a walled garden, along with many lovely trails perfect for a relaxing stroll.

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