15 Best Things To Do in Aberdeen

If you want to visit a place full of historical aspects, natural beauty along with informative tourist spots, Aberdeen in United Kingdoms is the best place which will suit your preferences. Located in Scotland, this city has numerous museums and natural parks giving it a semi-modernized look and a temporal beauty. Top tourist attractions in Aberdeen are listed below.

Let's explore Aberdeen points of interest and 15 best things to do in Aberdeen:

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1. King's Museum- Old Town House

The King's Museum is situated in Old Aberdeen Campus and holds various exhibitions portraying artifacts and paintings made by academic scholars as well as trained artisans. Many lectures and informative slides show the history of the objects and instead of the 18th century with intricate detail and delicacy. This museum is often deemed to be the newest and one of the most modern museums in Aberdeen.

2. Planetarium

This Planetarium in Aberdeen will give you the tour of a vast world through its fantastic architecture and cosmic vibes. The metallic building gives it a semi-modern look. Once you are inside the planetarium the difference between the infinite and temporal world ceases to exist, and the experience is worth cherishing for a lifetime.

3. St Machar's Cathedral

St. Machar's Cathedral located in Aberdeen is a beautiful cathedral which is located in a picturesque environment of the city. The rustic and fantastic interior of the temple is crafted uniquely with wooden marbles and bricks giving it a modernistic yet alluring look. The cathedral is famous for conveniently holding weddings. If you wish to confront your soul, you must visit St Machar's Cathedral.

4. Johnston Gardens

Johnston Garden in Aberdeen is set up cinematically in the middle of the city which is full of small ponds and dramatic bridges inside the garden. Plants and wildlife are nicely maintained over here, and the area is total of walkways which gives this park a romantic edge over the other yards in Aberdeen. There is an ample open area for kids to play and enjoy themselves while in here.

5. Duthie Park Winter Gardens

Duthie Park Winter Gardens are the world famous winter parks situated in Aberdeen, United Kingdoms. Several varieties of flora can be in the park which provides an extra edge to the park over its green wilderness. There is small cafe nearby the park named Great Park Café which is quite famous and people sit here and enjoy delicious cakes and pastries served here. This place is often termed as a paradise in Aberdeen.

6. Bullers of Buchan

Bullers of Buchan is the only gorge in Aberdeen which is nearly 200 feet. The water pools flowing beneath the cave-like structures are very, and the rocks provide a petrichor like smell to the place. One can walk up to the cliffs watching the panoramic sight of the stones and grasslands from a substantial height. You might also be able to watch some animals and birds who reside in the neighboring area.

7. Balmedie Beach

Balmedie Beach is a white sand beach in the northern part of Aberdeen. This beach is always full of people due to its beautiful dunes and grasslands. On the top of this, the gushing waves are good for surfing and snorkeling. One can also take a bath in the clear waters of the sea and along with that bask in the sun for hours and relax your body and soul.

8. Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life

The Pitmedden Garden has its charms due to its uncanny designing and meticulous Maintainance. The garden is full of orchids and fruit trees giving it a sparkling and vibrant identity. Once you are in the vicinity of the Pitmedden Garden, your senses will be full of the delightful aroma of jasmines and honey which breed in the farming area of the garden.

9. The Gordon Highlanders Museum

One of the finest and representing the Scotish regiment The Gorden Highlanders Museum is the home of Sir George Reid exhibiting various mindblowing artifacts and ruins. The museum consists of a tea room, beautiful gardens, and gift shops all based on medieval architecture displaying the elements of the world-famous regiment in the best way possible.

10. Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum very well explains the historical developments in the maritime industry of Aberdeen in a very subtle way. The outer look of the museum is very enticing, and the interior is much more beautiful than one can imagine. It is full of equipment of maritime trade, and the staff is very informative and explains you the history of the place. This place is an excellent location for historians.

11. The Tolbooth Museum

The Tolbooth Museum is a small yet exciting museum in Aberdeen. You get to witness the cellular prisons and its lifestyle through a way of structures which make it a worthy place. The staircases are full of stones and pebbles and a good 20 minutes will be sufficient to cover the whole area.

12. Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery holds exhibitions of various artifacts, models, paintings from all over Britain and Europe. The artwork exhibited here is beautiful and unique in its way. One cannot find much information about the models present in here, but the mere sight of them is worth visiting the place.

13. King's College Chapel

King's College building is one of those few educational places which are too beautiful for someone's liking in Aberdeen. The wooden carvings on the college building are a beauty to uphold. The architecture is gorgeous, and the choir is added to the beauty of the place. The atmosphere of the chapel is peaceful and calm, and the surrounding area is full of green grass and dandelion trees.

14. Hazlehead Park

Hazelhead Park is located in The Hazelhead Ave in Aberdeen, United Kingdoms. Various animals like donkeys and cats and dogs can be seen in the area which full of colorful blossoming flowers. The garden is spick and span and well-maintained bushes and trees giving it a fresh view. Moreover, the park is full of swings and slides making it a favorite place for kids.

15. Slains Castle

The Slains Castle is located on the outskirts of Aberdeen and is an archeological cum tourist site in United Kingdoms. It was crafted in 1957 by Bram Stoker, and the ruins of the place are an excellent source of tourist attraction. If you visit this site at night, it might appear as a haunted castle which will surely give you chills. The flowing sea beside the villas is also a great sight to sit, watch and relax on a breezy day.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Must see places in Aberdeen ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Aberdeen and point of interests to visit.

  1. Aberdeen Marine Museum

    #1 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Aberdeen Marine Museum

    Tags: Museum, Educational Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center

    Address: 52 - 56 Shiprow | Provost Ross House,Aberdeen AB11 5BY, Scotland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    History says, Aberdeen had a long relation with the North Sea. If you wish to know some captivating stories related to the sea, visit this award winning museum named Aberdeen Marine Museum. Situated o...Read more

  2. Footdee

    #2 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Footdee

    Tags: Garden, Village, Walking Area, Tourist Center

    Address: Pocra Quay | Beach Esplanade, AberdeenAB11 5DQ, Scotland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there is a picturesque small fishing village named Footdee or Fittie. Built in mid 19th century and designed by John Smith, the striking feature o...Read more

  3. David Welch Winter Gardens

    #3 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    David Welch Winter Gardens

    Tags: Garden, View Point, Tourist Center

    Address:  Polmuir Road, Aberdeen AB11 7TH,  Aberdeen City, UK

    Timings: 09:30 am - 07:30 pm Details

    Visit one of the largest indoor gardens of Europe, located within Duthie park. You might be surprised to see so many people visiting the park everyday. It is because of the majestic floral paradise th...Read more

  4. Balmedie Beach

    #4 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Balmedie Beach

    Tags: Beach, View Point, Walking Area, Food And Drinks

    Address: Balmedie, Aberdeen, Scotland

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    A flat sand blue flag beach with a stunning sea spread infront, is how Balmedie beach can be described. It stretches from 14 miles from River Don at Aberdeen to the mouth of the River Ythan.There is a...Read more

  5. Duthie Park

    #5 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Duthie Park

    Tags: Garden, Park, View Point, Play Ground

    Address: DuthiePark ,Polmuir Road, Aberdeen, AB11 7TH, Aberdeen City, UK

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This beautiful park, covering 44 acres was donated by Miss Duthie in 1880 and that’s how the park got it’s name. However, the park was opened for public visit in 1883. Take a tour into the...Read more

  6. The Gordon Highlanders Museum

    #6 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    The Gordon Highlanders Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: St Luke's | Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH, Scotland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This museum is referred as a 5-star Visit Scotland attraction, located at the posh west-end of Aberdeen. Housed in the former residence of famous Scottish artist named Sir George Reid, the museum disp...Read more

  7. Crathes Castle

    #7 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Crathes Castle

    Tags: View Point, Castle

    Address: CrathesCastle ,Banchory, AB31 5QJ, Aberdeenshire, UK

    Timings: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Another fairytale like castle on the countryside of Aberdeen! Winding staircases, turrets and towers, ornate ceilings and sculpted yew trees are some of the unique feature of this magnificent castle. ...Read more

  8. Codonas Amusement Park

    #8 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Codonas Amusement Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Amusement Park, Rides

    Address: Esplanade, Aberdeen AB24 5NS, UK

    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Codonas Amusement Park Ticket Prices For children: £4 Off peak entry fee- Children: £3.50, Adult: £4 Codonas Amusement Park 2018 Opening Times Jan - Feb: CLOSED 24 - 25 Mar: ...Read more

  9. St Machar's Cathedral

    #9 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    St Machar's Cathedral

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Tourist Center

    Address: The Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, AberdeenAB24 1RQ, Scotland

    Timings: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm Details

    Located in the old town region of Aberdeen, St. Machar’s Cathedral is a Presbyterian church without any bishop or cathedrals. Technically, this church is not a cathedral but is often referred as...Read more

  10. Castle Fraser

    #10 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Castle Fraser

    Tags: Art Gallery, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Castle Fraser, Inverurie, AB51 7LD, Aberdeenshire, UK 

    Timings: 11:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This stunning castle is located around 25 kilometers away from the city. Till date it is considered as the lavish castle of Scottish baronial tower houses. It was built in 1575 by Michael Fraser, the ...Read more

  11. Aberdeen Beach And Queens Links

    #11 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Aberdeen Beach And Queens Links

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Picnic Spot

    Address: Sea Beach, Aberdeen, AB24 5NR, Aberdeen City, UK

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    It is considered as one of the popular recreational areas of the city. A short journey from the center of the city, will take you to this beautiful beach which is away from the bustling city life. The...Read more

  12. Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

    #12 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

    Tags: Garden, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Drum Castle, Garden & Estate, , By Banchory,, AB31 5EY, Aberdeenshire,, UK

    Timings: 11:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    It is one of the must-see places of Aberdeen that speaks about the history of the famous Irvine family. The castle displays the stories dating back to 1323, when the castle and the estate were granted...Read more

  13. Hazlehead Park

    #13 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Hazlehead Park

    Tags: Park

    Address: Hazlehead Ave, Aberdeen AB10 1BY,Scotland

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Located on the outskirts of the city, Hazleheadpark is a very popular destination for sports lovers, walkers, kids and picnickers. Covering around 180 hectares of land, the park houses a golf course, ...Read more

  14. Hazlehead Pet Corner

    #14 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Hazlehead Pet Corner

    Tags: View Point, Aquarium, Tourist Center

    Address: Hazlehead Ave, Aberdeen AB10 1BY,Scotland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Located within Hazlehead Park, this pet corner is quite popular among kids. Take a tour into this park and you will get see large and small animals, farmyard animals and even domestic pets. For instan...Read more

  15. Huntly Castle

    #15 of 430 Things To Do in Aberdeen
    Huntly Castle

    Tags: Art And Culture, Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Huntly Castle, Huntly, AB54 4SH, Aberdeenshire, UK

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The highlighted feature which makes this castle so popular is its finely decorated interior and exterior look. Its fine heraldic sculpture and stone friezes are something to look up and praise. Accord...Read more

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