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Aberdeen Visitor information

Slains Castle pub is a former Gothic Church and still features its original carved wood paneling and an authentic atmosphere, with a delicious food and drink menu to choose from. 

Aberdeen is full of unbelievable architecture, and another striking place to see is the St Machar’s Cathedral with its beautiful architecture it’s not a sight to miss! 

Visit the peaceful Johnston Gardens for a relaxing stroll around and head over a rustic bridge and see its Japanese themed culture, blooming flowers and its stunning waterfall and streams. 

There are many other gardens to visit in Aberdeen, and one in particular is Cruickshank Botanic Garden with its 11-acre garden including a sunken garden, rock garden, a rose garden, and an arboretum. 

You can visit Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum for a look at the story and history of the city’s relationship with the sea with 3 floors of exhibits to enjoy. It is free to visit and there is also a café if you are wanting a little break. 

There are many wonderful sculptures to be seen in Aberdeen and you can follow the Aberdeen Sculpture Trail wandering around the City. 

The city has numerous shops in the City with a wide range of souvenirs and the city also has many shopping centers including Bon Accord, St Nicholas, and Union Square, among others. 

The City offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, and cafés for you to choose from and enjoy. 

Travel 

Aberdeen is well connected with public transport and is an easy city to get around. 

You can get around the City center by walking and see the main attractions. 

You can get around by Bus to other attractions outside the City and surrounding areas, with regular Bus services running all day. You can even buy a Grasshopper ticket if you are planning to use the bus more than a few times, as it is much more affordable. 

If you are travelling by car it is easy to drive around Aberdeen however parking can be difficult to find in the City Center, so it is advised to walk or use public transport where possible. 

There are many taxis available for your journeys, but this can work out quite costly. 

Aberdeen Airport has many inbound and outbound flights running across the UK and Europe, and is located just 30 minutes’ drive, taxi ride or bus ride from the City Centre

There is a regular train service and can get you to many surrounding areas, as well as being well connected with England, Scotland, and Wales. 

History of Aberdeen

Aberdeen is a port city in Scotland and is famous for its granite. The City began as two separate burghs both joined to the River Don and the River Dee which runs to the North Sea. 

Around the year 580 Old Aberdeen’s first church was built. It is now named St Machar’s Cathedral and dates to around the 13th Century. It’s a great example of a fortified church with its exterior made of granite with large twin towers and an interesting interior with a heraldic ceiling and stained glass. 

The development of New Aberdeen began in 1136 north of the River Dee. In 1336 the city was burned by Edward III of England but was soon rebuilt and expanded into New Aberdeen. For many years, the city underwent many attacks by other neighbouring lords and was strongly fortified, and by 1770 the gates were all removed. 

In the 19th Century the city expanded considerably, with the economic importance and development of the shipbuilding and fishing industries, Aberdeen needed improved harbour facilities. The harbour, Victoria Dock, the South Breakwater and the extension to the North Pier were built. 

In 1837 the Marischal College was built which served as the headquarters of the College and University of Aberdeen, the building was later expanded, and the front was covered in granite. It is a huge building with an interesting mix of styles and is the second largest granite building in the world. 

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