If you're only in the region for 72 hours...
You can pack a lot into a couple of days – try this itinerary to make the most of it.
Bon Accord & St Nicholas
The St Nicholas & Bon Accord Shopping Centres, together, form the second-largest shopping centre in Aberdeen. The centre is split into two buildings and has three floors extending to 630,000 square feet.
Scotland’s favourite amusement park, Codona’s, offers a fun day out! With all its rides and attractions including two roller coasters and Smugglers Cove, a children’s indoor activity play complex, there is something for everyone.
Go to Glen Tanar Estate in the heart of Royal Deeside, just 50 minute’s drive from the centre of Aberdeen and enjoy one of the many activities on offer. Wildlife encounters happen often but cannot be guaranteed.
Marischal College the second biggest granite building in the world. Since 2011 the magnificent building has acted as the headquarters for Aberdeen City Council and is Aberdeen’s most photographed building.
In addition to its main duty of hosting home matches for Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Stadium has been the venue for a number of Scottish International matches and occasional games of rugby.
The Silver Darling, named from the Scottish nickname for the herring, is owned and run by Didier Dejean. Menus consist largely of local fish with a French twist and Mediterranean and occasional Far East flourishes.
St Machar’s Cathedral
St Machar’s Cathedral is located to the north of Aberdeen city centre in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen. It dates back to 12th century, displaying a unique heraldic ceiling and fortified west front.
Transition Extreme offers an indoor rock climbing wall, skatepark, extreme café, band practice room and martial arts facilities. It’s a modern social enterprise that uses urban sports to attract and engage the local youth population.
Union Terrace Gardens
Union Terrace Gardens is a one-hectare park located right in the heart of the city. The park is used for occasional concerts and leisure activities as well as providing an oasis for relaxation in the city centre.
University of Aberdeen
The University is divided into three Colleges and a number of schools, which teach everything from Accounting to Zoology. A huge investment has provided students and researchers with some of the best facilities in the UK.