Overview Aberdeen

Visiting Aberdeen

Nicknamed the Grey City, Aberdeen boasts a colorful history that’s present at every turn. Be sure to visit the historic buildings along Shiprow in the heart of the city, some of which house the popular Maritime Museum. Those seeking a vivid window into Aberdeen’s past need look no further than Provost Skene’s House, a period house featuring décor from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, while the city’s artistic treasures are housed in the 19th century Aberdeen Art Gallery. But Aberdeen’s not all museums and old houses – there’s a host of excellent restaurants and hopping nightlife in the Granite City.

You won’t want to miss a visit to at least one of Scotland’s countless castles while in Aberdeen. Take a day trip to Craigievar Castle, a favorite among tourists for... Read More
Nicknamed the Grey City, Aberdeen boasts a colorful history that’s present at every turn. Be sure to visit the historic buildings along Shiprow in the heart of the city, some of which house the popular Maritime Museum. Those seeking a vivid window into Aberdeen’s past need look no further than Provost Skene’s House, a period house featuring décor from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, while the city’s artistic treasures are housed in the 19th century Aberdeen Art Gallery. But Aberdeen’s not all museums and old houses – there’s a host of excellent restaurants and hopping nightlife in the Granite City.

You won’t want to miss a visit to at least one of Scotland’s countless castles while in Aberdeen. Take a day trip to Craigievar Castle, a favorite among tourists for its pinkish color and fairytale-like appearance. Completed in 1626, the seven story castle is famous for its intricate and beautiful plasterwork ceilings – regarded as some of the best in Scotland. The ruins of Edzell Castle are open for exploration year-round. More of a country house than a defensive structure, the castle features the only surviving example of a walled Renaissance garden in Scotland.

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