Where will you fly this year?
A year of travel restrictions may have your travel bug targeting you with a vengeance. While you can’t hop on a plane to Fiji or climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, you can make the most of Aberdeen Airport’s local destinations. Lucky for you, Scotland and Britain are brimming with beautiful vistas, fresh air, and opportunities for both adventure and relaxation.
Make 2021 the year for discovering the best local staycations the UK has to offer. Here is a list of some of our favourites to help answer that burning question - where can I fly locally?
Please make sure you travel safely and follow government guidelines. Visit our COVID page for information on travelling safely from Aberdeen Airport.
Northern Ireland’s capital has a habit of surprising first-time visitors and is a perfect option for a staycation from Aberdeen. Belfast has become a deservedly popular travel destination and is only an hour flight from your local airport. The centre’s graceful Victorian architecture, lively pubs and clubs and regenerated shopping districts provide a platform for a buzzing cultural scene. This is the city whose Harland and Wolff shipyard built the tragic Titanic, the world’s most famous ocean liner. Here you can journey to the true heart of the legend, explore the shipyard and appreciate what it was like to be a passenger on that iconic ship.Learn More Book Now
If Ireland tickles your fancy, why not fly to Dublin City on one of our domestic flights. Fly from Aberdeen Airport to Dublin this 2021 for the perfect staycation near you - also only an hour and a half away - that’s practically next door! Experience its rich history, day tours, the cosmopolitan atmosphere in the city centre along with many great independent shops, cafes and restaurants.Learn More Book Now
Another great local vacation from Aberdeen is the famous bustling city of London. Fly from Aberdeen Airport to London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Luton. Britain’s capital city is like a country of its own with thousands of reasons to visit – there’s something for everyone, all through the year. It goes without saying that London is a big city filled with many sights, so you won’t be short of things to fill your time. Tourist attractions will fill your trip with great memories, from the modern Coca-Cola London Eye’s immense wheel to the Tower of London’s historic tales and Westminster Abbey. What are you waiting for? Plan a trip to London today.Learn More
Gateway to Hull and East Yorkshire, fly from Aberdeen Airport to Humberside and experience the charm and heritage of Northern England for your staycation in 2021. It’s famed for its popular Christmas markets, magnificent cathedral, boutiques, cafes and tourist shops within the city walls of Bailgate. Just 15 miles away from the airport, Hull is a large, historic city sitting on the Humber Estuary, with a vibrant marina and a busy ferry port. Shopping in Hull includes a trip to the Princes Quay Centre with local sights and attractions including Queens Gardens, The Deep, City Hall, the Streetlife Museum, Wilberforce House and Ferens Art Gallery.Learn More Book Now
Fly from Aberdeen Airport to Manchester to uncover Britain’s second city – a bustling and vibrant treasure packed with things to see and do. From the cobbles of Corrie to Old Trafford there’s something for everyone in this exciting destination. Manchester’s rich history and modern energy make it a local gem. This iconic British city was at the heart of the industrial revolution, and many of the factories and storehouses that define its urban landscape have been converted into compelling art spaces that you can explore.Learn More Book Now
Fly from Aberdeen Airport to Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands and enjoy a lively market town with a warm local welcome typical of the Scottish Islands. A genuinely breath-taking place, Orkney boasts the greatest concentration of prehistoric sites in western Europe. The surrounding seas, shores and skerries are home to seals, otters and dolphins. Below the waters of Scapa Flow are wrecks of the German Grand Fleet, scuttled in 1919 and now providing fascinating diving grounds. Orkney is a truly unique staycation holiday and one for the bucket list!Learn More Book Now
If your image of Devon is afternoon teas and donkey rides, prepare to be surprised. You won’t find many places in Britain as engaging, beautiful and historically fascinating as Exeter. With over 120 miles of stunning coastline, South Devon is home to some of England's best beaches. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty just waiting to be explored. With rugged caves and sandy beaches to stroll along, there is something for everyone. Take a short break to Exeter from Aberdeen Airport and see a new side to the English seaside.Learn More Book Now
When you think of surfing, the UK might not spring to mind but Newquay is the surfing capital of the UK. Newquay has 12 sandy beaches and you don’t need to be a surfer to enjoy these beautiful sandy beaches. The beaches here are just waiting for you to enjoy. Ideal for the whole family, with stunning stretches of sandy beach for the children to run around while you sit back and take in the picturesque scenery or a lovely couples retreat with a calming beach stroll. Newquay’s laid back charm is perfect for everyone to enjoy making it the perfect staycation destination.Learn More Book Now
Rediscover The UK
Aberdeen Airport is proud to fly to unique destinations within Scotland and Britain. If international travel feels overwhelming, you can still enjoy a rich, relaxing, and surprising weekend break with one of our many fast in-country flights. For a complete list of destinations, see our flight map!Destination Map