Places to visit

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen's Art Gallery in the city centre opened in 1885 and is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The gallery displays a varied collection of art from different eras and cultures.

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ

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Aberdeen Whisky Shop

Stocking all types and brands of whisky, this shop is the best place to buy and taste Scotland's most famous export.

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Ballater is a picturesque village in the heart of Royal Deeside. 43 miles West of Aberdeen and surrounded by the stunning countryside. Ballater is steeped in Royal history. A visit is highly recommended while in the North East of Scotland.

Ballater, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire

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Balmedie Beach

Balmedie, just north of Aberdeen, has a particularly long and wide beach of clean golden sand, bordered by grassy dunes. Just gorgeous for a walk and some fresh air.

Balmedie, Aberdeenshire

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Balmoral Castle

Set amongst the magnificent scenery of Royal Deeside, in the shadows of Lochnagar, is the Balmoral Estate this is a must see while in Aberdeen.

Crathie, Ballater AB35 5TB

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Bon Accord Centre

Aberdeen most central shopping centre has all of your high street favourites.

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Braemar, or Braigh Mharr in Gaelic, is not only redolent with Scottish history, but is a land of superlatives. It is the highest and most mountainous parish in the UK, with each of its 182,000 acres being more than 1000ft above sea level.

Ballater, Aberdeenshire

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Burn O'Vat

The Burn O'Vat is a geological feature set in Deeside, a beautiful part of the Scottish countryside. The walk around the area (Loch Kinord) is highly recommended for an afternoon out in the country.

Aboyne, AB34 5NB

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Crathes Castle

Set in Deeside, Crathes Castle is one of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Scotland.

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Country Ways

Get into the true Aberdeen sprit and get kitted out in some real country casuals.

Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BQ


Distillery at Balmoral Castle

The distillery at Balmoral Castle does several tours daily and has a shop bursting with bottles of whisky to take home as a souvenir of your visit.

Balmoral, Crathie, Ballater, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5TB

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Dress Agency

This vintage shop is the place to find a designer gem.

Holburn Street, Aberdeen AB10 6BP


Drum Castle

Situated at the gates to Royal Deeside on a ridge overlooking the River Dee this historic castle is 10 miles from the heart of the city centre.

Garden and Estate, Drumoak, Banchory, AB31 5EY

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Dunnottar Castle

Visit Dunnottar Castle for an unforgettable experience. A dramatic and evocative ruined cliff top fortress in a truly stunning setting.

Mergie, Aberdeenshire, AB39 2TL

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Duthie Park

The park has many artefacts including a bandstand, fountains, ponds, and statues. This is a park for all the family, with activities from boating in the ponds to cricket on the lawns.

Polmuir Road, Aberdeen

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Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a vibrant military museum located in the heart of Aberdeen and is home to the regimental treasures of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders. Well worth a visit if you have time to spare.

Viewfield Rd, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 7XH

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Hazlehead Park

Hazelhead Park is to the West of the city and easily accessible as it is 10 minutes from the city centre. It is popular for walks and picnic, a lovely escape from city life. Around the park are football pitches, a golf course, pitch and putt course and woods for walking.

Hazlehead Park,Hazlehead Avenue,Aberdeen

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John Lewis

You will be able to find almost anything at this large department store.

George Street, Aberdeen AB25 1BW



A fashion focused shop offering a wide range of high-end designer clothes.

5 Alford Place, Aberdeen AB10 1YD

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Maritime Museum

Situated on the historic Shiprow and incorporating Provost Ross's House - built in 1593 - Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the sea.

Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY

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Milton of Crathes

Set in Deeside, out of the city this is a beautiful area steeped in history.

Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5QH

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Old Aberdeen

Old Aberdeen is an ancient community with a history going back a thousand years. Steeped in history and with the University of Aberdeen at the heart of the area this area gives you a look at how Aberdeen began.

Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Rosie Thistles Tea Room

A picture perfect tearoom serving cakes and afternoon tea satisfies the tastes buds while the dress shop in the back allows for some retail therapy.

31 Thistle Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UY


Stonehaven Harbour and the walk to Dunnottar Castle

Stonehaven is widely recognised as one of Scotland's foremost holiday resorts. The Harbour is stunning and an ideal location to clear the head and go for a walk towards Dunnottar Castle.

Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, AB39 2JU

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Union Square

The newly built shopping centre has a fantastic range of high street shops, restaurants and a cinema. It is right next to the railway station so there is no excuse not to go.

Union Square Aberdeen, Scotland AB11 5RG


Winter Gardens

In the heart of the Duthie Park, the Winter Gardens are filled with plants and vegetation of all varieties and houses the largest collection of cacti in Britain.

Polmuir Rd, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11


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