Aberdeen Itinerary 6 Days

Attractions to Visit in Aberdeen in 6 Days

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6 Days in Aberdeen Vacation Guide

Full of attractions ranging from castles to cathedrals and from distilleries to parks, Aberdeen is the place you should be heading to for experiencing the true flavor of Scotland. Brimming with interesting places, this city is the perfect combo of glamour, vibrancy, history and natural beauty. While some might think that 6 days in Aberdeen is a long time, trust us it is not. There is so much to do in the city as well as there are plenty of places worth exploring that lie quite close to Aberdeen. Go through this Aberdeen Itinerary 6 Days to plan your trip better!

What to see in Aberdeen in 6 days?

First three days of local sightseeing in Aberdeen-

St. Machar's Cathedral

A unique place of worship which is believed to occupy the site of a small Celtic chapel erected by St. Machar himself way back in AD 581, St. Machar’s Cathedral is a true Scottish beauty. Overlooking the magnificent Don River, this fifteenth-century cathedral is known for its enormous twin spires, renowned heraldic ceiling, and magnificent stained glass. It is the oldest building that is still in active use in Aberdeen.

The University and King's College of Aberdeen

Housed in Old Aberdeen, The University and King's College of Aberdeen is famous for the stone replica of the imperial crown of Charlemagne that sits atop the structure. Founded in 1494, this university features and an elegant stone structure consisting of a huge tower, a stone dome, 16th-century oak choir stalls, and a wooden ceiling.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

A one-of-its-kind visual arts museum in Aberdeen, Aberdeen Art Gallery features stunning pieces by British artists extending from the 18th century onwards. Also worth seeing is the war memorial housed at the western end of the museum.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

A place aiming to educate the visitors about Aberdeen’s historic relationship with the sea, Aberdeen Maritime Museum features numerous interactive exhibits and plenty of hands-on activities for all ages. The huge collection of maritime artifacts and paintings at this award-winning museum gives tourists an insight into the various maritime aspects of Aberdeen like petroleum, the oil industry, and shipbuilding.

Brig o'Balgownie

Brig o'Balgownie, built over River Don, is Scotland's Oldest Bridge. This graceful stone bridge which is a part of Seaton Park was originally built on the orders of Robert the Bruce before it was restored in 1607. Take a walk over this ancient bridge and admire the scenic surroundings!

Castlegate Offering a glimpse into Aberdeen's medieval town, Castlegate is the commercial heart of the city. Observe the old Market Cross called the Mercat Cross, walk down the Union Street and pay a visit to the nearby Provost Skene’s House which is now a history museum and the St. Andrew's Cathedral. You can also have a snack at one of the many cafés adorning this area.

Crathes Castle

A wonderful example of the Scottish baronial-style castles, Crathes Castle, with its oriel windows, corner towers, beautifully painted wooden ceilings, and the lovely gardens, is a popular tourist attraction near Aberdeen. The figurines of ancient heroes, Old Testament characters and famous rulers like Julius Caesar, and Alexander the Great add to the charm of this castle.

Duthie Park and David Welch Winter Gardens

David Welch Winter Gardens located in Duthie Park are one of Europe's largest indoor gardens. Featuring a huge collection of colorful flora and fauna which are sure to leave the visitors delighted, the park consists of various sections like the Victorian Corridor, Corridor of Perfumes, Temperate House, the Fern House, Tropical House and Arid House, and a Japanese Garden.

Day 4- Whiskey Tours

An inherent part of Scotland’s history and culture, whiskey is so much more than just a drink for the Scottish people. Aberdeenshire is located quite close to the legendary whiskey-producing region of Speyside and tourists can easily visit this region in a day-long trip. If you think a day’s trip is too much time to spend on a distillery, then you can skip it and simply visit the local yet equally pleasant ‘The Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire’ distillery.

Day 5- North Aberdeenshire and the Moray Coast

Home to various charming fishing towns and villages, the North Aberdeenshire area is perfect to explore in a day. Featuring stunning sandy beaches nestled on the backdrop of towering cliffs, North Aberdeenshire and the Moray Coast are places that are pretty as a picture. These spots are also ideal for wildlife-spotting as numerous species like dolphins inhabit these waters. Visitors can also head to the wonderful Macduff Marine Aquarium which is the deepest seawater tank in Scotland and the super-interesting Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Moray Coast is just 66 miles away from Aberdeen and so ideal for a day trip.

Day 6- Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle

Just half-an-hour drive away from Aberdeen, Stonehaven is a funky little town featuring a lively beach, a beautiful harbor and plenty of food options. The majestic Dunnottar Castle sits atop a cliff just two miles south of this town. Famous as the fortress which once hid the Scottish crown jewels — the Honors of Scotland — from Oliver Cromwell’s army, Dunnottar Castle is spectacular, to say the least!

Tours and Activities in Aberdeen for 6 days

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Best Hotels in Aberdeen for 6 Day Trip

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