Aberdeen coast

Flights to Aberdeen will see you entering an authentic Scottish harbour destination that's also known as the Granite City due to its stunning stone buildings. Renowned for its beautiful parks, floral displays and sandy beach, Aberdeen has something for everyone, including whiskey tasting, castles, great golf and skiing or snowboarding.

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city that offers easy access to the more rural areas of Scotland and offers a host of attractions that are as diverse as its landscape. The city itself is built on gas and oil with superb shopping and eating out on offer, allowing visitors to enjoy city life whilst relaxing in a remote country destination.

Fly into Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) from airports all over the UK, as well as some key European cities, to explore the city and the Highlands and Islands. Aberdeen is the fastest growing of BAAs Scottish airports and there are numerous opportunities to catch a connecting flight or shuttle from Amsterdam (AMS), Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW). On landing, a range of transport options are on offer with a bus and train service taking you direct to the city centre. Taxis are readily available or you can rent a car for the duration of your stay and drive the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road to your destination.

With Aberdeen flights transporting you into a relaxing and tranquil location you will find yourself spoiled for choice with all the activities on offer. Indulge in some castle visiting and explore historical buildings that date back to the 16th Century. Ramble amongst the ruins or visit fully operation castles that house belongings from the oldest Scottish ancestors.

For adults there are plenty of opportunities to try the locally produced whisky and whisky trails to sample tots of the Scottish liquor are offered in abundance. If you tire of walking tours and whiskey sampling you can venture out of the main city and find a quiet spot to relax, as nearby some stunning scenery along the river Dee awaits, ideal for salmon fishing and some quiet time.

Top of Aberdeen Town Hall

If its culture and history you are looking for, then a visit to Marischal College and Museum is essential. A large selection of ancient cultural artefacts from around the world is displayed in this building, which has the honour of being the 2nd largest granite structure in the world. The Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the Gordon Highlanders Museum also offer visitors great insight into the cities rich history.

Union Street is Aberdeen's main shopping vicinity and the Mercat or Market Cross, a landmark that indicated where ancient market days were allowed to take place, can be found at the east end of this popular street. A visit to the Aberdeen Art Gallery is a must see as it is home to one of the finest collections of paintings and sculptures from the 15th century to present day. History lovers will enjoy Provost Skenes House, the 16th Century St Machars Cathedral and Kings College Chapel at Aberdeen University. For those looking for some light hearted entertainment a trip to Aberdeen beach and the Satrosphere science and discovery centre are ideal.

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