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Things to do in Aberdeen

Stroll through the cobbled streets of Old Aberdeen to 6th-century St Machar's Cathedral. Along the Esplanade there's fun on Aberdeen Beach and hands-on science at Satrosphere. Discover regimental history at the Gordon Highlanders Museum in the West End, and the city's seafaring past at the Maritime Museum in the city centre. Nature lovers shouldn't miss the glorious floral colours of the Winter Gardens on the South Side. Most attractions are open 10am-5pm daily.

Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. © CNPA

Museums and Galleries

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  1. 1. Aberdeen Art Gallery - Museums and Galleries

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    Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen. Courtesy of britainonview/Natalie Pecht

    Neoclassical Aberdeen Art Gallery was designed by local architect Alexander Marshall MacKenzie and opened in 1885. Today its impressive art collection ranges from the Impressionists and Scottish Colourists to contemporary crafts and local silverware. It also hosts a programme of special exhibitions.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2pm-5pm

    Address

    Schoolhill, Aberdeen, AB10 1FQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1224 523700

    Transport

    First Bus service no 22 to Schoolhill

    Website

    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Website

  2. 2. Peacock Visual Arts Gallery - Museums and Galleries

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    Peacock Visual Arts Gallery, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Peacock Visual Arts Gallery

    Peacock Visual Arts Gallery in the city centre is Aberdeen's leading contemporary arts organisation, hosting temporary exhibitions by national and international artists. Join one of the talks, debates and workshops, which offer the public the chance to interact with the artists.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm

    Address

    21, Castle Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1224 639 539

    Transport

    First Bus service 1, 2, 11, 23 to King Street

    Website

    Peacock Visual Arts Gallery Website

  3. 3. Gordon Highlanders Museum - Museums and Galleries

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    Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Gordon Highlanders Museum

    The Gordon Highlanders Museum in the West End offers an informative and evocative journey through the dramatic 200-year history of the regiment. Exhibitions include personal testimonies, interactive maps, original film footage, uniforms, medals and weapons.Show this on map

    Cost

    £4

    Opening hours

    Apr-Oct Tue-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sun 12.30pm-4.30pm; Nov, Feb & Mar Tue-Sat 10am-4pm

    Address

    St Lukes, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, AB15 7XH

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1224 311200

    Transport

    First Bus service 19 to Queens Road

    Website

    Gordon Highlanders Museum Website

  4. 4. Provost Skene's House - Museums and Galleries

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    Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen City Council

    This attraction is named for a rich merchant who was Lord Provost of Aberdeen from 1676 to 1685. It's a museum, off Broad Street, with period rooms and artifacts of domestic life. Provost Skene's kitchen has been converted into a café.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free admission

    Opening hours

    Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

    Address

    Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AS, Grampian

    Telephone

    +44 (0)1224 641 086

    Transport

    Bus: 20

    Website

    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Website

  5. 5. Aberdeen Maritime Museum - Museums and Galleries

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    Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board

    The Aberdeen Maritime Museum explores the vital role played by the North Sea in the development of the city's shipbuilding, fishing and oil industries. Located in the city centre on the historic Shiprow, the museum enjoys great views of the harbour.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12pm-3pm

    Address

    Shiprow, Aberdeen, AB11 5BY

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1224 337 700

    Transport

    First Bus Services 1, 2, 11 to Union Street at Broad Street

    Website

    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Website

Attractions

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  1. 6. Satrosphere - Attractions

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    Satrosphere, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Satrosphere

    Satrosphere on the Beach Links offers a fascinating insight into all things scientific. Founded in 1989, visitors can delve into a world of exploration and discovery through a range of hands-on exhibits, experiments, workshops and shows.Show this on map

    Cost

    £5.75; children & concessions £4.50

    Opening hours

    Daily 10am-5pm

    Address

    The Tramsheds, 179 Constitution Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5TU

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1224 640340

    Transport

    First Bus Service 14 to Beach Esplanade

    Website

    Satrosphere Website

  2. 7. Winter Gardens - Attractions

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    Winter Gardens at Duthie Park, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board

    One of Scotland's top free attractions, the Winter Gardens on the South Side in Duthie Park is worth visiting at any time of the year. Highlights include the Japanese Gardens, the Antipodean plants in the Flora Hall and the largest cacti collection in Britain.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Daily 9.30am-6.30pm (until 4.30pm Nov-Mar)

    Address

    Duthie Park, Polmuir Road, Aberdeen, AB11 7TH

    Telephone

    + 44 (0) 1224 523201

    Transport

    Bus Service 17 to Polmuir Road

    Website

    Duthie Park Winter Gardens (Aberdeen City Council) Website

  3. 8. Haddo House - Attractions

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    Haddo House and Country Park, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board

    Built in 1732 by William Adam for the Gordon family, Haddo House in Tarves combines Georgian architecture with Victorian interiors. Highlights include its collection of paintings, stables and terraced gardens. An avenue of lime trees leads to Haddo Country Park.Show this on map

    Cost

    Haddo House £8.50

    Opening hours

    Haddo House Jul-Aug 11.30am-4.30pm; Sep-Oct Fri-Mon 11am-4.30pm

    Address

    Mains of Haddo, Tarves AB41 7EQ, Grampian

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1651 851664

    Transport

    Stagecoach service 290/291 to Tarves

    Website

    Haddo House (National Trust of Scotland) Website

  4. 9. Stonehaven - Attractions

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    Stonehaven, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board

    Stonehaven is close to Aberdeen but a world away from bustling city life. This quiet fishing village is popular with tourists, thanks to its picturesque harbour, pebbled beaches and the UK's only Olympic-sized, Art Deco, heated, open-air swimming pool.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free; Pool £4.60

    Opening hours

    24 hours daily; Pool: Jun-Sep: Mon-Fri 1pm-7.30pm; Sat & Sun 10am-6pm

    Address

    Stonehaven, Grampian, AB39

    Transport

    About 16 miles south of Aberdeen

    Website

    Stonehaven Community Website

  5. 10. St Machar's Cathedral - Attractions

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    St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen. Courtesy of St Machar's Cathedral

    Located in the heart of cobbled Old Aberdeen, St Machar's Cathedral dates back to 580AD, when Machar, accompanying St Columba of Iona, founded a church there. Now the Church of Scotland's Cathedral in Aberdeen, it has a resplendent history. Listen out for the bells, located in the south tower.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    Apr-Oct daily 9am-5pm; Nov-Mar daily 10am-4pm; Sunday services 11am & 6pm

    Address

    The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1RQ

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1224 485 988

    Transport

    First Bus service 20 to High Street

    Website

    St Machar's Cathedral Website

  6. 11. Balmoral Castle - Attractions

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    Balmoral Castle, Ballater, Scotland, summer residence of HM The Queen. © British Tourist Authority

    Stately granite Balmoral Castle on Royal Deeside has been the Scottish home of the Royal Family since 1856. The grounds, gardens and exhibitions are open to the public from March until August (when Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive).Show this on map

    Cost

    £7; concessions £6; children £3

    Opening hours

    Apr-Jul daily 10am-5pm

    Address

    Ballater (by Crathie), Grampian, AB35 5TB

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 13397 42534

    Transport

    Stagecoach bus service to Braemar

    Website

    Balmoral Castle Website

  7. 12. Aberdeen Beach - Attractions

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    Aberdeen Beach, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board

    Aberdeen's clean, sandy beach stretches two miles with an Esplanade alongside that makes for a refreshing walk. There are also various entertainment options along the seafront, including a funfair, multiplex cinema, leisure centre with fun pool and ice rink.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    24 hours daily

    Address

    Beach Esplanade, AB24 5NS

    Transport

    First Bus service 14 to Beach Esplanade

Special things to do

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  1. 13. Cairngorms National Park - Special things to do

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    Cairngorms National Park, Scotland. © CNPA

    Cairngorms National Park is Scotland's largest, covering 3800 square kilometres of the Highlands and Grampian regions. With mountains and glens, rivers and lochs, forest and moorland, it is a popular destination for hillwalking, climbing, skiing, mountain-biking and fishing.Show this on map

    Cost

    Free

    Opening hours

    24 hours daily

    Address

    (Cairngorms National Park Authority), 14, The Square, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3HG

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1479 873535

    Transport

    By car

    Website

    Cairngorms National Park Website

  2. 14. Malt Whisky Trail - Special Things to Do

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    Malt Whisky Trail, Aberdeen. Courtesy of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board

    The Malt Whisky Trail is dotted around the glens of scenic Speyside with seven working distilleries making up the route, including Glenfiddich and Strathisla, home to Chivas Regal. Each tour reveals the complex art of malt whisky blending and offers samples of the finished product. 

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    Cost

    Various

    Opening hours

    Various

    Address

    , , Scotland

    Transport

    The Malt Whisky Trail extends the length of the River Spey. Buses can take you down the trail or you will need a car with a designated driver

    Website

    Malt Whisky Trail

  3. 15. Dunnottar Castle - Special things to do

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    Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven. © Dunecht Estates

    The ruins of Dunnottar Castle, a dramatic cliff-top fortress, near Stonehaven date back to the fourth century. Look out for the War Memorial on nearby Black Hill, which affords 360-degree views of the castle and bay.Show this on map

    Cost

    £5; children £1

    Opening hours

    Good Fri-Jun & end Sep-Oct Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 2pm-5pm; end June-Sep daily 9am-6pm; Nov-Good Fri: Fri-Mon 10.30am-sunset

    Address

    Just off the A92 (south of Stonehaven), Stonehaven AB32 7AW, Grampian

    Telephone

    +44 (0) 1330 860223

    Transport

    Coastrider bus service 107 and 117 from Stonehaven

    Website

    Dunnottar Castle Website

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