You’ve never heard of Aberdeen before? Don’t worry, you will hear that name more and more often. Aberdeen is a lovely city in Scotland, by the sea, famous for its granite buildings and the warm welcome from the locals. The city is widely known as “one of the most architecturally distinctive cities in Europe”, a feature which can be seen at every corner as well as in its two old towns. The first one, Old Aberdeen, is full of history with its 15th century cathedral and Aberdeen’s first University which was founded in 1495. The second one, Footdee, at the edge of the sea, holds fishing quarters, cottages and flowery gardens. The Aberdeenshire region can boast about having some beautiful castles such as Dunnottar Castle and an amazing National park called Cairngorms. Last but not least, if your clients are keen to enjoy some traditional whisky during a timeless experience, Lochnagar Distillery will be perfect for them. Located next to Balmoral Castle, the royal family’s favourite residence in Scotland, they will be delighted by the rich cultural heritage they discover, as well as by the natural beauty around them.
Besides the amazing landscapes, castles and national parks, Aberdeen has a lot of unconventional options when it comes to tourism and leisure. On top of the list is Peterhead prison, the former Victorian HM convict prison which has recently reopened as a museum. Its visit is full of surprises and offers a great insight on the hard work of the personnel as well as the convicts’ living conditions and your clients will be left with both a curious and thrilling feeling. After a day’s visit, visitors will be able to relax and have a drink in a different and intriguing environment such as Slains Castle, a pub located in a Gothic Church at the heart of the city centre, which offers a little Dracula vibe. Finally, for your clients who like local products, they simply must stop at the Brewdog factory. The Ellon site offers tours of the Brew house, the distillery and the warehouse as well as a nice place to gather around fine pizzas.
PLACES TO STAY
Accommodation in Aberdeen is cherry on the top. The region offers the finest hotels located in breath-taking areas, offering the perfect combination of comfort and beautiful scenery. Our favourites include the 4* Meldrum House, the 4* Maryculter House, the 4* Malmaison and 4* Skene apartments.