Welcome to our sparkling city by the sea. Ours is a small city with a big personality. From its position on Scotland’s upper east side, Aberdeen has been influencing the world for centuries. That history can be discovered from the ancient walls of Old Aberdeen to the bold public art of the city centre. Aberdeen is a European Forest City with miles of tracks on which to enjoy an energetic day out, or more tranquil walks in our radiant gardens. Known the world over for its distinctive granite architecture, our buildings are home to elegant places to stay, shop and to dine in, as well the truly enlightening Aberdeen Art Gallery. Above all, we’re a city of wide open spaces surrounded by abundant natural beauty.
Our Aberdeen is your Aberdeen.
Discover art collections at Aberdeen Art Gallery, visit heritage museums or enjoy foodie experiences.
See our famous sparkling granite architecture - including the second largest granite building in the world, visit statues and monuments or go back in time in our old town.
Take in the city sights on a guided, or self-guided, walking tour of Aberdeen including historic trails, Nuart and Paint Doors walking tours and you'll even find the start of the Deeside Way in Aberdeen too.
Discover a mile of golden sands at Aberdeen's own city beach, spot seals at Donmouth Local Nature Reserve, stroll around parks and visit beautifully bloomed gardens.
Enjoy freshly caught seafood with sea views and our prize Aberdeen Angus Beef at steakhouses or tuck into dessert at Mackie's 19.2.
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