Your guide to Aberdeen
Choose from our recommendations for great things to see and do in Aberdeen.
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Experience a wealth of culture and history in the fabulous city of Aberdeen. Read through our handy guide to the many must-see attractions for all the family on offer in the Granite City. From the great Aberdeenshire countryside, to the world-famous malt whisky trail, Aberdeen is full of life and natural beauty that are just waiting to be explored.
This annual one-day summer food and drink festival celebrates great local produce from the Grampian region. It’s a chance to meet local producers, taste and buy everything from the finest Scottish smoked salmon to the best Scottish whiskies, watch demonstrations by celebrity chefs and take part in cookery competitions.
On the first Saturday of September the village of Braemar hosts the Braemar Gathering, a famous Highland games event. It is traditionally attended by the British Royal family and highlights include Highland dancing, tossing the caber and tug of war.
The University of Aberdeen Writers Festival takes place each May in the beautiful surroundings of Old Aberdeen. A highlight of the city’s cultural calendar, the programme is packed with readings, performances, discussions, exhibitions and music.
Held each year during the first weekend of May, the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival celebrates Scotland’s national drink through an inventive and wide-ranging programme of whisky-inspired events. These include tours, tastings and even a Whisky and Wildlife Walk.
The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of youth arts. Performers from all over the world take part in this 10-day festival of theatre, dance, world music, opera, orchestra and jazz, which takes place each August.
Aberdeen Angus Beef and fine Scottish Whisky are just two things Aberdeen is known for. Let your taste buds go wild on a culinary adventure of Aberdeen’s finest bars and restaurants.
The perfect mix of city life and natural beauty, Aberdeen is full of amazing things to see and do. From exploring the many museums, galleries and nature trails of Aberdeen, to designer shopping and whisky sampling experiences. Find out why the Granite City rocks.
Explore the stunning natural beauty of the Aberdeenshire countryside. From relaxing country walks to extreme snowboarding and skiing, there are many outdoor pursuits to suit your mood.
There’s always something going on in Aberdeen throughout the year, from the Speyside Whisky Festival to the Braemar Gatherings. Check out our Top 5 Annual Events to see what’s going on when in Aberdeen.