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Aberdeen

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Flower of Scotland
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry. Though the area does not attract nearly as many tourists as other Scottish destinations, the city called the Flower of Scotland is no backwater. Also dubbed the Granite City, Aberdeen is characterized by its ornate architecture, green parks, lush gardens, and award-winning floral displays. Many visitors are surprised to find such a vibrant city so far north, with a distinctly cosmopolitan nature and a strong sense of community. The oil business has made Aberdeen one of the country’s most expensive cities. Though to tourists’ delight, most of its cultural attractions are free. Plan my trip to United Kingdom with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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Popular things to do in Aberdeen

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Specialty Museum
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
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Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
David Welch Winter Gardens
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
Footdee (Fittie)
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Aberdeen

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Castle
Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Discovery Point Dundee
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Castle
Glamis Castle Glamis
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
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Architectural Building
Scone Palace Perth
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Aberdeen

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Historic Site
St Machar's Cathedral
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Johnston Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
The Tolbooth Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Aberdeen

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Park
Duthie Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Hazlehead Park
4.5
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Garden
Pitmedden Garden & Museum of Farming Life
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Playground
Seaton Park
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Aberdeen

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Religious Site
King's College Chapel
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Slains Castle
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Historic Walking Area
Hidden Aberdeen Tours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Religious Site
St. Marks
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Aberdeen

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Art Museum
Aberdeen Art Gallery
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
Teasel & Tweed
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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History Museum
St. Peter's Heritage Centre
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Where to stay in Aberdeen

Aberdeen offers a wide range of accommodation options, including hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts. You'll be able to find something within your budget, whether you're looking for an inexpensive option or a luxurious five-star hotel. For the latter, you may have to stay just outside the city and have access to a car to easily be able to come and go. Nearby towns such as Stonehaven have popular tourist attractions and are an attractive alternative to staying directly in Aberdeen.
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