Sitting on one of the northernmost tips of Great Britain, Aberdeen is a Scottish city through and through. From its distinct granite architecture to the rich maritime heritage, Aberdeen is an unsuspecting city full of treats for locals and visitors alike.
The city centre itself offers brilliant shopping and dining opportunities in the West End, along with a buzzing multicultural scene.
There's a whole range of activities to get stuck into whilst exploring Aberdeen; from the Aberdeen Maritime Museum to hundreds of castles to popular music festivals. The region is also acclaimed for its home-grown produce and world-known distilleries producing Aberdeenshire's 'water of life'; that's whisky to me and you! Scotland is also famous for its spectacular golf courses, making it an ideal weekend break location. Two of the top 10 oldest courses in the world can be found in Aberdeen.
Thanks to its coastal location, Aberdeen can offer a huge range of ocean-centric treats. Aberdeen is home to 165 miles of undisturbed golden coastlines. Visit Banffshire Coast for a day of dolphin and sea life spotting.
In the wider Aberdeenshire area, experience the crisp fresh air with views for miles across great estates and heathery moors. Take a highland walk along Scotland's Munros. Feeling brave? Walk or climb Ben Nevis - the highest mountain in the British Isles.
You'll even find two out of Scotland's five ski areas - Glenshee Ski Centre and Lecht 2090. Here you can fine-tune your outdoor skiing and snowboarding skills - a fantastic opportunity to experience winter sports in the UK.
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