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Renowned for its beautiful parks, floral displays and sandy beach, Aberdeen also has whisky tasting, castles, great golf, and skiing and snowboarding.

Why go?

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Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city that offers easy access to the more rural areas of Scotland and a host of attractions that are as diverse as its landscape. The city itself is built on its gas and oil industries, with superb shopping and eating out on offer, allowing visitors to enjoy city life while 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, Highlands and islands. Aberdeen is the fastest growing of BAA's Scottish airports and there are numerous opportunities to catch a connecting flight or shuttle from Amsterdam (AMS), Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW).

With Aberdeen flights transporting you into a relaxing and tranquil location, you'll 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 operational 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 whisky 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.

If it's 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 second largest granite structure in the world. The Aberdeen Maritime Museum and the Gordon Highlanders Museum also offer visitors great insight into the city's 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 the present day. History lovers will enjoy Provost Skene's House, the 16th-century St Machar's 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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How to get there?

Flights to and from Aberdeen have been growing in terms of both range of destinations and frequency. But where can you fly to and who with?...

Aberdeen has excellent domestic connections to the British capital, with British Airways flying to London's Heathrow and City airports and easyJet to Gatwick and Luton. You can also fly to many other destinations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from Aberdeen, such as Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham and Southampton, with carriers including flybe, Eastern Airways and bmi regional.

There are also daily flights to the Orkney and Shetland Islands and direct oil industry routes to Norway with SAS, bmi regional, Wideroe and Eastern Airways, as well as a regular flight to Copenhagen with SAS.

The holiday companies Thomson and Thomas Cook offer a range of flights from Aberdeen Airport to Mediterranean resort destinations and the Canary Islands.

Internationally, you can connect in London and Manchester to flights worldwide, as well as on the Air France route to Paris, Lufthansa flights to Frankfurt  and KLM flights to Amsterdam.

Getting to and from the airport

Find out how to travel between the airport and the city of Aberdeen...

The airport is located a short distance to the north-west of Aberdeen.

On landing, a range of transport options are on offer with a bus and train service taking you directly to the city centre. Bus services at the airport deliver passengers into the city centre, as well as other nearby towns and cities. If you want to use the train you can hop aboard the coach service that runs between the airport and Dyce Railway Station and then connect with the train service you require.

Direct trains from Dyce run to Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, as well as Aberdeen and many other destinations.

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. If you hire a taxi to take you into the city centre, you can expect a journey time of around 25 minutes and a fare of about £15.

Car hire is readily available at Aberdeen Airport, as well as at car-rental offices in the city itself. Compare prices on Aberdeen car hire with TravelSupermarket.

Where to stay?

From budget rooms to five-star hotels, find a hotel to suit your taste and budget when you fly to Aberdeen...

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.

There's an excellent range of hotels in Aberdeen and it should be easy to find one that matches your requirements. Whether you're shopping in the centre, trawling around the city's museums or staying awhile before journeying into the Scottish Highlands, you'll be guaranteed of a warm welcome and a comfortable stay.

Hotels across all price ranges can be booked in the central areas of Aberdeen. You'll find independently run hotels, as well as hotels operated by well-known brands such as Travelodge, Premier Inn, Best Western, Thistle, Macdonald, and Copthorne.

If you don't fancy staying in the city but still want to be close to Aberdeen's many attractions, consider booking a hotel or B&B in the area around the Loch of Skene, 10 miles from the heart of the city.

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