Situated on the dramatic North East coastline of Scotland, prosperous Aberdeen is home to some fantastic sights and activities. This historic city is home to Scotland’s third oldest university, founded in 1495, as well Aberdeen Art Gallery which houses one of the finest collections in Britain. Book your perfect accommodation in the ‘Granite City’ with Expedia.
Planning a stay in the city centre? Take a look at the magnificent Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Mary’s or watch a concert at Aberdeen Music Hall. Near the shore? The award winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Arts Centre are both within easy walking distance. For a taste of wild Scotland head out of the city towards the Cairngorms National Park.
Aberdeen’s Historical Highlights
For those keen to gain an insight into Scotland’s fascinating past, Provost Skene’s House is a carefully furnished living space dating from 1545 that charts the evolution in Scottish style and taste. Don’t miss The Tolbooth, one of the city’s oldest buildings, an example of a 17th century Scottish jail.
Aberdeen Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the north of Scotland and will delight art enthusiasts. Opened in 1885, the gallery contains paintings, sculptures and artefacts from the 15th century to the present day. Local and international exhibitions are put on regularly.
For outstanding places to stay in Aberdeen view our selection of local hotels.