Explore Aberdeen’s many fine museums and galleries, enjoy stunning castles including Balmoral, the royal family’s holiday retreat since the mid 19th century, or hike through picturesque Scottish countryside in the Cairngorms National Park.
The Arts in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is famous for its fishing and farming industries and the city has plenty of excellent restaurants where you can try the local produce. Aberdeen also has a thriving student population who demand their fair share of vibrant nightspots. Venues such as Lemon Tree and The Tunnels offer regular performing arts, comedy and music.
For a variety of independent music venues near the city centre travellers should make their way to the Rosemount area. Relax with a pint of local craft beer and listen to some live music at bars like the Masada, Cellar 35 and the Noose & Monkey. Rosemount is also home to some novel independent shops, including a vintage emporium.
As locals will attest to, Aberdeen isn’t the Mediterranean. If you find yourself there on a particularly ‘dreich’ day, use the opportunity to see a movie at the Belmont Filmhouse, the city’s foremost independent cinema. The cinema has a friendly café with a large selection of drinks and affordable food.
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