Aberdeen Travel Guide

The coastal city of Aberdeen is one of the largest and most popular cities in the whole of Scotland and many people travel there to spend relaxing on the beach.

The area also boasts a dramatic coastline that is just waiting to be explored by car, while the city itself boasts a wealth of historical and cultural attractions as well as plenty of amenities for visitors to make use of.

Things to see and do in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Beach – Aberdeen, Scotland

A surfer walks on Aberdeen beach at sunset. The city skyline in the background.

The long stretch of sand at Aberdeen Beach is the perfect place to spread out and soak up the sun for a few hours. Taking a walk along the shore is a romantic experience that couples are sure to enjoy, while a large number of amenities line the beach such as a large amusement park.

The large and lovely green zone of Duthie Gardens is home to a number of attractions such as the impressive Rose Mountain and the Winter Gardens. Spending time at Duthie Gardens is a great way to unwind and the Japanese Gardens are particularly tranquil. A large number of pretty pathways run through Duthie Park leading the way to the different gardens and there are plenty of surprises in store for visitors such as the frog that leaps out of the main fountain.

Duthie Park – Aberdeen, Scotland

Flowers in the Victorian Corridor at Duthie Park Winter Gardens, Aberdeen, on a sunny day.

Established in the 15th century, King’s College Chapel can be found in King’s college in the heart of the city. Special services are held here regularly and visitors should try to time their trip to catch a performance by the local choir.

Situated just off Union Street, the small city park of Union Terrace Gardens  is a green oasis where visitors can escape from the hustle and bustle of Aberdeen for a while. The river Denburn flows through the Union Terrace Gardens and the banks of the river provide a great place where visitors can pause to enjoy a picnic on a sunny day.

People who want to unwind by playing a round or two of golf should make sure that they pay a visit to Newmacher Golf Club. Situated in nearby Newmacher, this golf club boasts an impressive green as well as a clubhouse to relax in after getting back into the swing of things.

Fyvie Castle – Aberdeen, Scotland

Front view of the thirteenth century Fyvie Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This castle is purported to be the most haunted castle in Scotland.

Climate conditions

The summer months of June, July and August are by far the best time to visit Aberdeen as the city and surrounding area is blessed with eighteen hours of sunshine per day at this time of year. A large number of festivals also take place in the summer months and there is always plenty to see and do.