Holidays To Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is a coastal city in the North East of Scotland. Originally a small fishing village, the city of Aberdeen has a long and rich history. The discovery of vast oil fields in the North Sea resulted in a boom for the city, which saw rapid development over the next few decades. Aberdeen is considered the richest city in Scotland taking average income into consideration. Your holidays to Aberdeen depend on the season. Aberdeen generally experiences cold winters and mild summers, but there are many things to see and do in Aberdeen indoors as well as outdoors. Among its many attractions within the city are the David Welsch Winter Gardens, the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, St. Nicholas Kirk, Gordon Highlanders Museum, the long stretch of beach, and the ancient buildings of Old Aberdeen. Aberdeen is also in close proximity to Balmoral Castle, the winter palace of the British Royal Family. Travel Center offers all inclusive holidays to make your trip to Aberdeen a memorable one. Get in touch with one of our experts today, and leave everything to us. Book holidays to Aberdeen with us and experience this city in North East Scotland at its very best.

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Time Zone

UTC+00:00 hours

Airlines Flying

British Airways, Air France, KLM, Aer Lingus, easyJet

Languages

English, Scottish Gaelic, Scots

Best Time to Travel

June to September

Modes of Transport

Plane, Train, Bus, Taxi, Tram, Boat

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP
TOP 10 PLACES TO VISIT

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St Machar’s Cathedral

The present St Machar’s Cathedral is believed to sit on a site that once held a Celtic chapel built by St Machar in 581 AD. The present cathedral too is a vintage marvel of beauty founded way back in 1136. Resplendent with striking towers and beautiful sandstone towers the church is a thing of beauty.

The University and King’s College of Aberdeen

The University and Kings College of Aberdeen was founded in 1494 on a charter by King James IV. It is located in the precinct of Old Aberdeen and is well known for its huge tower; dating back to 1633 and classic stone dome. It is noted as one of the only remaining structures of its kind in Scotland.

Cruickshank Botanic Gardens

The gardens are well worth a visit. Located within the Kings College Campus the botanic gardens boast a huge alpine and sub-tropical assortment of plants. The 11 acres are further resplendent with rock and water features as well as rose gardens and sunken gardens.

Brig o’Balgownie – Scotland’s Oldest Bridge

Located within the lush folds of Seaton Park, Brig o’Balgownie is a lovely little piece of attraction to visit. Robert the Bruce commissioned the bridge be built as a crossing over the River Don. It was later restored in 1607. Lord Byron refers to the bridge in one of his poems.

Castlegate and Mercat Cross

Castlegate and Mercat Cross are remnants of Aberdeen’s old mediaeval Town. The 14th century tollbooth remains as the oldest building in Aberdeen. The museum there has some interesting displays on crime and punishment including gloomy 17th century cells and the guillotine blade.

Provost Skenes House

This is the house of Sir George Skene of Rubislaw – Provost. Who from 1676 to 1685 was regarded as a very prosperous merchant due to his dealings with Gdansk. The house the oldest residence in Aberdeen is now a museum displaying period costumes, furniture and décor.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Home to a fabulous collection of 17th and 20th century artworks the Aberdeen Art Gallery was founded in 1884. The gallery displays works of William Danielle, William Turner, Raeburn and David Hockney. Work of impressionists Monet, Bonnard, Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir are also displayed.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

The museum is located in the vintage 16th century house of Provost Ross. The collection includes models, photos and paintings that document the Dee Estuary Port development. The museum also chronicles the tough lives of whale hunters and North Sea fishermen.

Marischal College

The college was founded by the 5th Earl of Marichal Dunnottar in 1593. It is the world’s second largest granite building. The best feature is the 235 foot Mitchel Tower an ideal browse for all culture lovers; this building is worth a visit.

The Kirk of St Nicholas Uniting

Located in Back Wynd this is the largest parish church in Scotland. It is divided into smaller chapels and boasts lovely Renaissance architecture for all culture buffs to admire.