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Specialty Museum
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Situated on the historic Shiprow in the center of Aberdeen, Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of this maritime city and its rich histo
Tours from $5
Castle
Dunnottar Castle , Stonehaven
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Perched atop steep cliffs that plunge 50 m (160 ft) down to the North Sea, Dunnottar Castle is what's left of the strategically located home
Tours from $52
Garden
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Admire Europe's largest indoor garden collection at David Welch Winter Gardens. Visit the arid and tropical greenhouses to see flora and faun
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Footdee (Fittie) , Aberdeen
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Explore this old fishing village, now a conservation area, and relish the tranquility its residents have enjoyed for centuries. As you stroll
Specialty Museum
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Tours from $13
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Aberdeen

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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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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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