Lives in Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Since Apr 2013
18-24 year old female
I have spent the last few months travelling through Cuba and Central America. I have recently written a few short TripAdviser guides which focus upon Havana and Antigua; two beautiful and exciting locations. I am also extremely passionate about South Africa and try to visit as often as possible. I love marathon running, yoga, healthy eating, eco friendly fashion and dreaming about my next trip. I am currently planning a trip to the West Coast of the United States.
Educational sites, Architectural Buildings
Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings, Neighbourhoods, Universities & Schools
Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Bridges, Caverns & Caves
Nature & Wildlife Areas, Beaches
Visit the Foodstory Cafe for a delicious breakfast before a busy day of sightseeing. The cafe sells healthy, organic, home made food that is locally sourced. The chic interior is constructed from re-purposed wood and recycled materials, and the food is both affordable and tasty.
Marischal College is an imposing granite building on Broad Street. The building is owned by the University of Aberdeen and is somewhat representative of the magnificent granite buildings that Aberdeen is famous for. Stop by to admire the beautiful architecture, and on sunny days, you may even be lucky enough to see the granite sparkle.
Spend some time wandering along the cobblestone streets of Old Aberdeen, admiring the beautiful architecture of the university buildings. Old Aberdeen was initially a separate burgh and it retains a somewhat different character to the rest of Aberdeen.
King's College and the adjacent chapel are the focal point of the old University of Aberdeen campus. The intricate architecture of the building is stunning, making it an extremely popular tourist destination. King's College Chapel is situated in the atmospheric old town; walk through the cobbled streets to admire the beautiful university buildings.
The Brig 'O' Balgownie is a 13th-century bridge which crosses the River Don. The bridge has a rich history and was vital for moving armies swiftly across the coast of Aberdeen. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Don to admire this beautiful Gothic bridge.
Footdee is an old fishing village on the coast; explore this quiet area for a taste of authentic Aberdeen, only a short walk away from the bustling city centre. Admire the sea view and the picturesque fishing cottages here, thanks to this historic area retaining much of its quaint charm.
Head to Bistro Verde for a well earned lunch; a cosy restaurant located in the centre of Aberdeen. It has a fantastic reputation for its seafood as well as its traditional Scottish dishes. Enjoy the tasty food and relaxed atmosphere after a long morning exploring Aberdeen.
Balmedie Beach is an award winning beach, located just 5 miles from Aberdeen. Escape the city and enjoy a blustery walk along this seemingly endless beach. The beach is popular with surfers, so sports enthusiasts may be tempted to try to catch some waves while you're here.
Duthie Park is situated over 40 acres of land with an array of pleasant features to explore, including fountains, ponds, and statues. The Duthie Park Winter Gardens houses a vast number of tropical plants and cacti too - escape the biting cold of the Aberdeen wind and admire the flora within the green houses.
Aberdeen is a thriving industrial city; its economic success is largely a result of its relationship with the North Sea. The award-winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of this significant alliance, and is a must visit attraction owing to the diversity of the exhibits and the vast time frame it covers. Learn more about Aberdeen and the industries which shaped it here.
Head to Moon Fish Cafe for a decadent evening dinner. The restaurant serves up delicious and innovative dishes that are created using locally sourced, seasonal products. A three course dinner at this unique restaurant is the perfect end to your day in Aberdeen, complete with a glass of wine and an exquisite sea food main.
After dinner I would suggest heading to Six Degrees North for a drink or two. Six Degrees North is a fantastic Belgian craft beer pub in the heart of Aberdeen. Craft beer enthusiasts will greatly enjoy an evening spent sampling and learning about a variety of beers here - there are over 350 to choose from!
The Grill is one of the oldest whisky bars in Aberdeen, and the bar sports an impressive array of whiskys, some of which are extremely rare. For a true taste of traditional Scottish drinking culture, and an authentic immersion in local life, end your night here.