Explore the best bits of Aberdeen with our guide to what to see and do... Read more
The attractions of Aberdeen are certainly varied. When you've visited the following highlights, you can explore the glorious countryside of Aberdeenshire too.
Top five attractions
Around an hour from Aberdeen is the Scottish home of the Royal Family, which Queen Victoria once described as her “paradise in the Highlands”. Time your visit right though, as the castle is only open to the public from April until July.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Set by the water's edge, this interesting museum allows a look at Aberdeen's long-standing relationship with the sea. View exhibits on shipbuilding, fishing and the oil and gas industry in the North Sea, plus much more.
Satrosphere Science Centre
Young scientists can get their tiny fingers on all kinds of science exhibits at this fun discovery centre.
Codona's Amusement Park
Located at the seashore, this family favourite features plenty of both indoor and outdoor activities.
This pretty park has been open to the public for more than a century and still boasts many traditional charms, such as a bandstand. Even on a rainy day, the exotic collection within the Winter Gardens can fill an hour or two. When the sun shines however, boating on the lake is sublime.