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Shopping & Souvenirs
With five shopping centres coupled with boutiques and independent retailers, there’s plenty of shopping opportunities to treat a loved one (or yourself), just remember to leave space in your suitcase…
Across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire you’ll find shops with quirky gifts and creative crafts. Whether you are after food and drink gifts, special pieces of artwork or Scottish clothing, you’ll be certain to find a shop here with souvenirs to take home as a memento of your visit.
Well-known for its shopping offer, the city’s Union Square (conveniently attached to Aberdeen railway and bus station) has over 50 top high-street stores, including MAC, BOSS, Apple and ZARA along with 30 restaurants providing tastes from all over the world. There’s even a 10-screen cinema to catch the latest releases and event feel like you are in the movie itself with a 4DX experience.
Nearby, the connecting Trinity Shopping Centre is home to Primark, Debenhams and Schuh, amongst many other shops. Step onto Union Street and head across to adjacent Belmont street where you’ll find bars lining the cobbles and leading you to the nearby Bon Accord Centre which has over 65 fashion, beauty and homeware stores.
When venturing around the shops, make sure to stop by the Belmont Street Market which takes place on the last Saturday of every month, giving you the prime opportunity to taste local food and buy some unique items to take home.
The shops aren’t only found in the city centre, make a visit to Aberdeen’s well-established west end and Rosemount shopping areas which are full of independent retailers, creating the perfect spot for discovering special treasures.
Our charming streets are lined with designer outlets, whisky and gin shops, quaint cafes including the popular vegan Foodstory, which now has its own shop upstairs bursting with vegan and eco-friendly products.
In Aberdeenshire, discover charming towns and villages with an abundance of local shops selling quality souvenirs and gifts, including the Butterworth Gallery and the Spotty Bag Shop.