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Welcome to Aberdeen, where Scotland’s dramatic natural beauty collides with vibrant city life, glittering architecture and a rich history. The Granite City is packed with must-see attractions for all the family, and with its cultural gems and exciting royal connections, you’ll never be short of things to see and do.

Nestled on Scotland’s North East coast, the city of Aberdeen is the perfect base for exploring surrounding Aberdeenshire. Explore the unspoilt sandy beaches, discover the best fishing in the UK and indulge your inner thrill seeker – all just a stone’s throw from the city.

Book your flight to Aberdeen today for a Scottish holiday you’ll never forget.


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See Aberdeen and beyond by car

See the natural beauty and wonders of Aberdeen by car

Cairngorms in Scotland.


Hire a car in Aberdeen and explore the spectacular Cairngorms National Park. Glassy lochs, majestic mountains and lush valleys form the stunning Cairngorms landscape. Home to many rare animal species, the park is superb for wildlife-spotting. Wonderful walks and water sport opportunities beckon to those with a taste for adventure. Visit on winter breaks and take advantage of fantastic skiing at a choice of three ski centres. Golfers can work on their swing at one of several picturesque courses.

A castle in Scotland

Aberdeenshire castle trail

Scottish castles showcase this country’s heritage beautifully. With our Aberdeen car hire, you can drive to ancient ruins like impressive Dunnottar Castle. Graced by famous monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and the site of a significant battle against Cromwell’s army, the castle gives a fascinating insight into Scottish history. Balmoral, the Scottish home of the British Royal Family, is magnificent inside and out, with its Lochnager mountain backdrop. Beautiful Crathes is a true fairy-tale castle.

Malt Whisky in Scotland

Malt Whisky Trail

Car hire in Aberdeen gives you the freedom to enjoy everything that beautiful Aberdeenshire has to offer. Other than haggis, Scotland’s most famous product is whisky and driving the whisky trail around Speyside is a popular attraction. The trail takes in the region’s host of distilleries - from Benromach, the smallest, to the home of the world’s most popular single malt, Glenfiddich. If you can appoint a driver, sample ‘a wee dram’ and learn about the fascinating art of whisky-making.

Aberdeen weather

Prepare for the weather before your holiday

Average seasonal temperatures°C/°F
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  • 11°Apr
  • 14°May
  • 16°Jun
  • 18°Jul
  • 18°Aug
  • 16°Sep
  • 12°Oct
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Average monthly rainfall (mm)
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  • 66
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  • 70
Average daily sunshine (hours)
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