Discover the cultural highlights of Aberdeen on a trip to the North East of Scotland. Affectionately known as the ‘Granite City’, this distinctive destination has a wealth of activities for visitors including some fantastic shopping opportunities. For a choice of designer brands and high street names, Union Square and Bon-Accord shopping centres are great for a day of retail therapy.
As well as granite buildings and North Sea oil, Aberdeen is famous for its farming and fishing industries. Produce landed off the North East coast of Scotland is exported all over the world and you haven’t tasted steak until you’ve tried Aberdeen Angus Beef. Purchase the genuine article from local producers at Aberdeen Country Fair, one of Scotland’s largest street markets.
The craft beer scene in Aberdeen is flourishing with a handful of pubs dedicated to serving and creating some very tasty ales. A new festival has even sprung up around the industry - North Hop Aberdeen is intended to showcase the region’s brewing expertise to a wider audience.
If whisky is more your thing, the Aberdeenshire area is home to a number of world famous distilleries including Glenfiddich and Balvenie. Sweet tooth? Head to Cocoa Ooze on Belmont Street in centre of the city and take part in a chocolate making workshop.
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