Aberdeen Holiday Information
Although less well-known than the popular destinations of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen in Scotland’s wild north east is a gem of a city that’s well worth the extra journey time. With its striking granite buildings, open green spaces and long sandy beach, holidays to Aberdeen are a fantastic choice for family holidays, romantic getaways and fun breaks with friends.
A small harbour city on Scotland’s east coast, Aberdeen was historically an important University City and still boasts some of Europe’s oldest college buildings, hewn from the distinctive silver stone that gives the area the nickname of ‘Granite City.’ In this old part of the city there are many world-class museums and galleries; here you can see famous Impressionist and Scottish Colourist works of art in the Aberdeen Gallery, learn about the area’s long history with the North Sea in the Maritime Museum or discover the story of the famous locals who fought in WWII at the Gordon Highlanders Museum. Aberdeen holidays are also a great chance to relax and unwind, and while the city has many historic attractions it also boasts plenty of cosmopolitan shops, bars and restaurants, making it the perfect destination for a weekend away. Spend the day relaxing at the long sandy beach, enjoy a fun family day out at the Satrosphere Science Centre or shop until you drop in the boutiques and department stores of Union Street, a mile long shopping parade.
Holidays to Aberdeen are also great for those who don’t want the fun to stop when the sun sets. Although smaller than Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen boasts two Universities and as such has plenty of exciting nightlife for you to discover. Why not take in a show at His Majesty’s Theatre, see a gig at the AECC or listen to some live classical music at the Music Hall? Or, if you prefer to spend your evenings sampling the best pubs, clubs and bars, head to the student area of Belmont Street for traditional boozers, lively discos and gig venues open into the early hours. So whether you’re looking for a fun city break or just a chance to get away from it all, check out our great deals on Aberdeen holidays and book yourself a treat today.