Hotels @ Aberdeen
There is a vast array of superb hotels in Aberdeen and its majestic surroundings. From luxury hotels and exclusive castle stays to cosy bed and breakfasts and great value city centre crash pads, you can easily find accommodation to suit any taste and all budgets. Use the Expedia search tool to browse hotel options and find the best deals.
We Do Like to Be Beside the Sea
Enthralling attractions and historic treasures compete for your attention amongst magnificent architecture, spectacular coastal panoramas and epic landscapes – including the stunning Cairngorms National Park right on your doorstep.
Aberdeen was – and still is – a city shaped by its relationship with the sea. The beach can be found only a short walk from the city centre, while the Aberdeen Maritime Museum brings the region’s seafaring past to life.
Aberdeenshire is known as Scotland’s ‘castle country’, and for good reason. There are more castles to explore here than anywhere else in the UK, so whether you prefer your castles perching imperiously on top of cliffs like Dunnottar Castle or nestled within atmospheric forests and rolling countryside, you are spoilt for choice. Many are close to the city itself or can be part of a day trip discovering the delights of the local area.
With more castles than you can shake a scepter at, culture galore at the city’s museums and galleries and a host of attractive parks and gardens, there’s no shortage of ways to keep children of all ages entertained. There are also plenty of family friendly hotels if you’re holidaying with the kids. Take time out to see the David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park and be sure to visit the Stratosphere Science Centre for hands-on fun for all the family!
You’ll soon see why the region has remained a royal favourite since the reign of Queen Victoria, who fell in love with the area and acquired the Balmoral Estate in the nineteenth century. Take in the beautiful scenery of Royal Deeside and trace other regal connections at the Old Royal Station in Ballater and Royal Lochnagar Distillery.
After a busy day seeing the sights, what could be better than relaxing and refueling at one of the city’s top restaurants or friendly pubs? Sample local delights like Aberdeen Angus beef or freshly caught seafood, then wash them down with a locally brewed ale or a dram of Scotch whisky from one of the region’s distilleries.
The Great Outdoors
With over 50 courses ranging from coastal links to splendid parkland courses, the region offers rich pickings for golf enthusiasts. Tee off at championship venues like Royal Aberdeen or fine municipal courses like the prestigious Hazlehead No.1 for a rewarding golfing experience. Afterwards, unwind with dinner and drinks at your luxury hotel or check out delectable dining establishments throughout the city and beyond.
Aberdeen’s close ties to the energy sector make the city one of the UK’s foremost business and conference destinations. The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre is a major draw for hosting large-scale conferences and there’s a whole host of venues available to cater for every type of meeting, conference, exhibition or event.