Explore Aberdeen

Whether it's business or pleasure, a flying visit or a longer stay, get the most from your time in the Granite City and north-east Scotland.


Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city. The bustling metropolitan city is surrounded by the serene countryside of Aberdeenshire.

With its fine architecture, parks & gardens, food & drink, shopping, beach, harbour and very own dolphins, Aberdeen makes for the perfect weekend break destination. If you fancy making it a week-long trip, Aberdeenshire is home to Europe’s largest castle trail, whisky trail and has an abundance of world-class golf courses. The area is also renowned for its outdoor sporting opportunities including snow sports, hillwalking and fishing.

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire are also well known for entertainment. The city regularly welcomes famous faces including comedians, singers, bands and west-end shows. Over 10 major festivals occur each year in the city, with countless other events taking place in Aberdeenshire.

For more information about the area please visit www.visitabdn.com.


Aberdeen city guide

From history to nightlife to shopping and sightseeing, there's something for everyone in Aberdeen City.

View Aberdeen city guide

Guide to Scotland

Heading farther afield? Find an in-depth Scotland travel guide that covers the country from Gretna to John o'Groats.

View Scotland guide

Find hotels in Aberdeen

From city centre bases to out-of-town retreats, we can help you find a place to stay in Aberdeen (or anywhere else in Scotland!).

Find an Aberdeen hotel

What's on around Aberdeen

If you're visiting the city or surrounding region, here's our guide to the very best concerts, festivals and other events.

What's on in Aberdeen City and Shire

Getting to Aberdeen

Just landed? Use our simple at-a-glance guide to view your transport options to the city centre.

Travel into Aberdeen

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