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Things to do in Aberdeen – The Scintillating Silver City with Golden Sands

By Janani - August 16, 2020
Aberdeen

Aberdeen the third-largest city in Scotland. It is historically known for its strong ties with the North Sea. With pre-historic villages, sandy beaches and perfect climate, Aberdeen is indeed a great place to visit. It is a former fishing and farming settlement, which has a distinguished history in the whole of Europe. This city also plays an important role in the offshore oil industry. Aberdeen is widely known as the Grey City or the Granite City since most of the buildings here are built with pale Granite. Here are the top things to do in Aberdeen.

Also Read: Scotland Travel Guide – A Beautiful Experience Awaits You

Top 5 things to do in Aberdeen

Here’s a list of top 5 things to do Aberdeen

  1. BrewDog
  2. Aberdeen Harbour Tours
  3. The Lemon Tree
  4. University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum
  5. Ninety-Nine Bar & Kitchen

1. BrewDog

A bottle of Sea Bass in BrewDog
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What is it? 

BrewDog is the craft beer kingpin’s flagship bar.

Why you must visit?

This Scottish brewer is one of the most prominent success stories of the craft beer revolution. It is located in Ellon, at about 40 minutes north of the Grey City. It is a must-visit for hop-heads. 

2. Aberdeen Harbour Tours

Bottlenose dolphin in Aberdeen
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What is it? 

It is a boat trip in and around the city’s Harbour.

Why you must visit?

There’s an array of things to do in Aberdeen. Apart from the places to visit on land, it also offers lots to see for those of us with sea-legs. Aberdeen is home to puffins, seals, dolphins, while minke whales and orcas.

3. The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree Aberdeen
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What is it? 

The Lemon Tree is the city’s premier performing arts centre.

Why you must visit?

Be it rock, pop bands, Jazz sessions, comedy shows, theatrical and operatic performances or any other art form, you can catch them all here!

4. University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum

What is it? 

The University of Aberdeen Zoology Museum features a collection of skeletons, taxidermy and other animal specimens.

Why you must visit?

This Museum is a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours. This museum is a must-do when it comes to things to do in Aberdeen. When you are here, make sure you visit the natural history section. This section is the best part of the museum. Imagine seeing an eagle that is frozen in a place as it is. Cool, isn’t it? Make sure you visit the natural section to see it in reality.

5. Ninety-Nine Bar & Kitchen

Beef Brisket in Ninety-Nine bar and Kitchen
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What is it? 

The Ninety-Nie Bar & Kitchen is a cocktail bar with a great atmosphere.

Why you must visit?

It’s a friendly but unpretentious cocktail bar. Some of the best dishes available here include home-cured salmon sandwiches, BBQ pulled beef brisket and slow-cooked lamb shoulder. There are regular live music nights, usually starting at 9 pm.

Now that you know the best things you can do in Aberdeen, plan a vacation to Scotland and add this city to your bucket list. Enjoy visiting the Aberdeen Beach, Tunnels, Books and Beans, Thain’s Bakery, Belmont Filmhouse and Nargile. The silver city with the golden sands is waiting for you. Check out some of the cool Scotland packages and book your ideal trip to Scotland with Pickyourtrail. Need more help? Drop us a WhatsApp query, we will get in touch with you.

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