Aberdeen Destination Guide
Destination Overview An outpost to the north of Scotland and a gateway to the Highlands, the allure of Aberdeen keeps travellers coming back to admire the beautiful Granite City. Aberdeen has been labelled the ‘Granite City’ for its stunning architecture. Around the city, there are many stone buildings and sculptures worth your attention. You can visit the most impressive ones on foot by following the Walk Highlands guide.
Dining in Aberdeen Scottish cuisine is very distinctive and varied as the country itself. The North East of Scotland is famous for its fresh, best quality food. Many restaurants offer traditional dishes with a modern twist, and these will be the most exciting to try. Try famous Aberdeen Angus breed of beef, locally made Haggis and Black Pudding.
Check out Aberdeen Dining – an independent guide to local restaurant for best advice. Places to visit The city is famous for its seabased industries. You can learn more about city’s fishing heritage and the development of the maritime industries at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
Take a dreamy coastal train journey and visit Castle Dunottar where the action of Hamlet was filmed in 1990.
Though petroleum industry inflated the prices, many of the cultural attractions can be enjoyed for free. You will be impressed with Balmedie Beach. This sandy, long and wide beach is bordered with one of the longest dune systems. Scotland is where golf was born. Aberdeenshire has an extensive selection courses, which you can enjoy while being surrounded by picturesque scenery.
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Visit Aberdeen by train Quick train journey from Edinburgh or Glasgow makes the city a popular destination for visitors from all over the UK. The earlier you make the train booking, the better price you will get. Visit in July or August for the best weather.