Top Places for Art and Cultural Activities in Aberdeen

Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Aberdeen is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Aberdeen a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Aberdeen.

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Check the list of top places for art and culture in Aberdeen:

  1. St Machar's Cathedral

    #1 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  2. Castle Fraser

    #2 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  3. Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

    #3 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  4. Huntly Castle

    #4 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions 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

  5. Aberdeen Music Hall

    #5 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Aberdeen Music Hall

    Tags: Entertainment, Architecture

    Address: Union St, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City AB10 1QS, United Kingdom

    It is said to be the premier concert hall of Aberdeen where some of the best musical performances have been held till date. From classical to contemporary comedy, the Music Hall has something or the o...Read more

  6. Tolquhon Castle

    #6 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Tolquhon Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, AB4 0LP

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

    Described as one of the beautiful castles of Scotland, this beautiful historical site now stands in a ruin state. Sir William Forbes was proposed o expand the castle and incorporate many gunloops to d...Read more

  7. Crathie Church

    #7 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Crathie Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture

    Address: Crathie and Braemar | 9km west of Ballater,Aberdeen, Scotland

    This church has been combined with the neighboring church, named Braemar church, since 1979. Together they cover an area of about 180,000 acres of land. Situated in one of the best scenic beauty of Sc...Read more

  8. Blairs Museum

    #8 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Blairs Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    Address: South Deeside Road, Aberdeen AB12 5YQ,Scotland

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

    Housed in the former national junior seminary, the Blairs Museum offers an insight of the rich history of Scotland’s Catholic community. Take a tour within the museum and you get to see some ant...Read more

  9. Balmoral Castle

    #9 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Balmoral Castle

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Balmoral Estates, Ballater, Aberdeenshire AB35 5TB, United kingdom

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

    Situated among the stunning scenic beauty of Royal Deeside, this castle is one of the popular sites to visit in Aberdeen. It was first purchased by Queen Victoria and since then is used to be the roya...Read more

  10. Aberdeen Town House

    #10 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Aberdeen Town House

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Town, Architecture

    Address: Aberdeen Town House, Broad Street/Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ, Aberdeen City, UK

    It is the only stunning Neo- Gothic Town House of Scotland, dating back to 1870’s. According to the story involving this tower was, initially it was recommended that be build with sandstone. How...Read more

  11. Haddo House

    #11 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Haddo House

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

    Address: Haddo House, Ellon, AB41 7EQ, Aberdeenshire, UK

    Timings: 11:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

    It is an elegant Scottish mansion with a brilliant interior Victorian style decor. The castle is known for its antique furniture and paintings. Climb up to its terraced garden and it will lead you to ...Read more

  12. Kirk Of St. Nicholas

    #12 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Kirk Of St. Nicholas

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland

    Timings: 10:00 am - 01:00 pm Details

    It is one of the pretty historical churches located at the center of the city. You can find the mention of this church’s name in a Papal document of 1157. The legend says that the church was con...Read more

  13. Delgatie Castle

    #13 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Delgatie Castle

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

    Address: Delgaty, Turriff, Scotland

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

    Dating back to 1030, the castle still preserves its rich history in every corner of the building. Step inside the castle and you can see some Scottish painted ceilings which date back from 1592 and 15...Read more

  14. Duff House

    #14 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Duff House

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Estate, Architecture

    Address: Duff House, Banff, AB45 3SX, Aberdeenshire, UK

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

    This beautiful house is located in one of the amazing sites of the northeastern region of Aberdeen. The outer appearance of the house looks like a luxury Baroque mansion. History says, it was built in...Read more

  15. Craigievar Castle

    #15 of 15 Art and Cultural Attractions in Aberdeen
    Craigievar Castle

    Tags: Castle, Architecture

    Address: Craigievar | Alford, Aberdeen AB33 8JF,Scotland

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

    Scotland has some of the most mesmerizing castles along the countryside. Among the lot, Craigievar Castle is one of them. Almost out of a fairytale story, the castle is said to be the finest example o...Read more

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