Courtesy of its 20th century oil boom, Aberdeen offers plenty of accommodation for business travellers and conference-goers that often extend good deals to leisure visitors too. Boutique hotels occupy elegant downtown corners, with family-run B&Bs and guest houses in suburbs just outside the city centre. Arriving late or flying out early? You'll find places to stay within minutes of the airport.
Looking for an authentically Scottish memento of your visit to Aberdeen? You'll find stylish souvenirs in and around the city centre, along with amusing kitsch and contemporary fashion. If Scots ancestors lurk in your family tree, you can track down a kilt in your family tartan. Bargain hunters browse the city's eclectic antique dealerships for Scottish silverware, crystal, and vintage jewelry.
Castles, medieval churches, and museums in and around Aberdeen bring Scotland's past to life. The city has its own breezy beach, with puffins and gulls nesting nearby on rugged cliffs crowned by fortress ruins. Dolphins often frolic offshore, within sight of Aberdeen's harbor. Keen golfers will find some of Scotland's best links courses in and around the city.
Aberdeen serves its visitors a tasty menu. As you'd expect in a thriving fishing port, there's an abundance of fresh seafood. The surrounding farmland is famous for steak and lamb. Native game like pheasant, grouse, and venison comes to Aberdeen tables from nearby moors and forests.
Britain's northernmost big city sits between the River Dee and River Don, looking out over the North Sea. Aberdeen's city centre is compact and easy to explore on foot, with an efficient city bus network for longer journeys or rainy days. As you'd expect in a famous fishing port, Aberdeen restaurants serve reliably fine fresh seafood.
Scottish port city Aberdeen has long been an outward-looking place. An Aberdeen city break can take in the medieval heart of Old Aberdeen and high-spirited nightlife in the University quarter. Make an Aberdeen hotel your jumping-off point for exploring the region’s pristine beaches, mountains and ancient castles.
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