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Aberdeen
The architecture of Aberdeen is stately and serene—thanks to its many gray granite buildings, it’s been dubbed the Granite City. Anyone interested in maritime history should head straight for the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, which offers fascinating insight into the city’s relationship with the sea. TripAdvisor travelers also highly recommend the Bennachie Hill Walks, hiking trails that offer beautiful views.

All things to do » Things to do

The Gordon Highlanders Museum
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Owner description: "The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. So why not come and see why? A wonderful day out and a fantastic... more Owner description: "The Finest Regiment in the World" was how Sir Winston Churchill described The Gordon Highlanders in 1900. So why not come and see why? A wonderful day out and a fantastic welcome await you at The Gordon Highlanders Museum where we are committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of this world-famous Regiment. The Museum is a Visit Scotland 5* attraction (the only 5* military museum in Scotland). It is located at St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid. However the Gordon Highlanders Museum is more than just a museum - it has a wonderful tea room, a gift shop and beautiful gardens all of which are staffed by volunteers and can offer conference and fine dining facilities as well. The Museum, in addition to displaying the permanent collection, has a full programme of events throughout the year, including a major annual exhibition (at present 'Shattered Hopes - The Gordon Highlanders in 1914'). It also provides an excellent learning and outreach programme to schools and community groups throughout the North East of Scotland, courtesy of our Education sponsors. The Gordon Highlanders Museum is an independent self-financed charity that receives no public subsidy. It is reliant upon visitors, donations and sponsorship to maintain its current range of activities. Opening Times: Early February - Late November Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4:30pm less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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Balmedie Beach
Balmedie Beach
A stretch of sandy beach north of the city.
Attraction type: Beaches; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Linn O' Dee
Linn O' Dee
Owner description: The Linn O' Dee gives unrivalled access to some fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland and... more Owner description: The Linn O' Dee gives unrivalled access to some fine examples of classic features of a Highland landscape: remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest, heather moorland and parts of the high Cairngorm plateau. Fifteen of the Cairngorms eighteen Munros can be found on Mar Lodge estate. The less adventurous can enjoy the short walk to the stunning gorge under the Linn O' Dee Bridge or explore one of our all abilities trails. The car park also hosts a seasonal information hut and toilet facilities. In accordance with our wild land policy trails are not way marked but you can download a trail booklet from our website or pick one up from the rangers office in the old estate stables. less
Attraction type: Geologic Formations
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Duthie Park
Duthie Park
Attraction type: Parks
St Machar's Cathedral
St Machar's Cathedral
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Moon Fish Cafe
Moon Fish Cafe
Ranked #1 of 528 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Price: USD 39 - 158
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Business, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations

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Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant & Caffe Bar
Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant & Caffe Bar
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Westhill
Price: USD 8 - 46
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Ambal's Restaurant
Ambal's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 528 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Cuisines: Indian
Shri Bheemas Indian Restaurant Bridge of Don
Shri Bheemas Indian Restaurant Bridge of Don
Ranked #4 of 528 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Price: USD 8 - 46
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Halal
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, After-hours, Reservations
Mi Amore
Mi Amore
Ranked #5 of 528 Restaurants in Aberdeen
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Groups, Entertaining clients, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Skene House Whitehall
4.0 of 5
Skene House Whitehall
USD 86 - 240 (GBP 56 - 157)
Ranked #1 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Skene House Holburn
4.0 of 5
Skene House Holburn
USD 93 - 257 (GBP 61 - 168)
Ranked #3 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Premier Inn Aberdeen Airport (Dyce)
Premier Inn Aberdeen Airport (Dyce)
USD 70 - 200 (GBP 46 - 131)
Ranked #9 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Palm Court Hotel
4.0 of 5
Palm Court Hotel
USD 128 - 279 (GBP 84 - 183)
Ranked #4 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Magellan Apartments Ltd
Magellan Apartments Ltd
USD 94 - 303
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Atholl Hotel
4.0 of 5
Atholl Hotel
USD 106 - 257
Ranked #6 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Westend Apartments (Aberdeen) Ltd
4.5 of 5
Westend Apartments (Aberdeen) Ltd
USD 221 - 345 (GBP 145 - 226)
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The Marcliffe at Pitfodels
4.5 of 5
The Marcliffe at Pitfodels
USD 263 - 367 (GBP 172 - 240)
Ranked #2 of 63 Hotels in Aberdeen
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Marischal Apartments
4.0 of 5
Marischal Apartments
USD 116 - 212
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