Aberdeen Tourist Guide

Aberdeen Tourist Information

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland welcoming large numbers of ferries to Aberdeen. Aberdeen has cafés and traditional Scottish pubs as well as a fine theatre and a respected university.

Aberdeen is known as the "Granite City" full of imposing architecture. Aberdeen has won the 'Britain in Bloom' title ten times and is known as the UK's 'Flower Capital'. Tourists to Aberdeen will enjoy its wonderful parks, beautiful gardens and horticultural displays. Over 16 million flowers in bloom greet tourists in the spring and summer.

There is a full all year round programme of concerts, art exhibitions and entertainment. For those who love to shop. Aberdeen has several shopping malls and plenty of speciality outlets.

Aberdeen Attractions

Aberdeen is famous for it's castles and the most well known is Balmoral which is set in beautiful Royal Deeside close to the River Dee. Described by Queen Victoria as her "dear paradise in the Highlands", the grounds and gardens are open during the summer season.

One of Aberdeen's biggest attractions is the 45 different golf courses it has to offer. Golfers can play on one of the many Pay and Play courses, including new ones such as the development at Aboyne Loch. As well as the new projects on the go such as Trumps course there plenty of municipal courses one of which Hazelhead is a popular choice.

Tourists to Aberdeen will find the city is home to a fine selection of restaurants, pubs, cafés and a nightclub.

Another top attraction is Duthie Park, which houses the Winter Gardens. Several good galleries and museums and the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre are all attractions worth a visit during your stay in Aberdeen.