Aberdeen is a vibrant and diverse city with a rich culture and many things to do and see, with museums, historical buildings, lively entertainment, and many lovely parks and gardens. Entertainment in the city might include a ballet, opera, musical, dance, drama or children’s show at His Majesty’s Theatre, a wide variety of music at the Music Hall which includes jazz, classical, pop and rock, or a film at Cineworld Union Square. The city is also host to a number of festivals throughout the year, which include music, dance, film and science. There are many restaurants in the city and a diverse range of international cuisines to suit many different tastes, and nightlife in the city is lively, with lots of bars and clubs.
There’s lots of choice for shopping in Aberdeen, which include large shopping centres such as Bon Accord & St. Nicholas and Union Square, which have large and varied ranges of stores. For business, the city has a good range of conference centres, including Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre and University of Aberdeen, and for international air travel, Aberdeen International Airport serves the city.
Aberdeen Car Hire
Wherever you are in Aberdeen, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Aberdeen car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the many things you can do on your visit to Aberdeen, here are a few suggestions:
Aberdeen Tolbooth Museum
This former 17th century prison you can see many exhibits relating to punishment methods in the region through history. You can see prison cells from the 1600’s and 1700’s, with waxwork models of prisoners and, various punishment exhibits and learn about what it was like for prisoners in these cells and how they were treated.
The Cathedral Church of St. Machar
This church is a lovely place to visit, with features such as the impressive towers and spires, ceiling with its heraldic displays and frieze, wooden carvings, stone monuments and colourful stained glass windows.
Gordon Highlanders Museum
At this fascinating museum you can see lots of displays relating to the Regiment’s history including the Napoleonic Wars and World War I and II, with exhibits including military uniforms, films, weaponry, silverware and models.
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
You can come here for an interesting look at the maritime history of Aberdeen and see lots of models of historic ships, maritime paintings, and artefacts such as those relating to the building of ships, sea fishing and lighthouses.
Come to this park in the city where you can enjoy the attractive surroundings and many features which include a boating pond, fountains, kids’ playgrounds, a charming bandstand, and the Winter Gardens where you can see lots of lovely tropical flowers and plants.
Satrosphere Science Centre
You can have an interesting experience at this centre all about science, with interactive exhibits, educational features, shows and various events and it’s great for a family visit, where you can learn and have fun at the same time.
Codonas Amusement Park
This is a great place to come for a family day out, with many varied rides and activities to enjoy including roller coasters, waltzers, assault course, big wheel, adventure golf and a huge slide, as well an area with animals that you can enjoy and learn about including rabbits, guinea pigs and mice.
You can visit this long sandy beach with plenty of open space, and walk along by sand dunes taking in the fresh air, or just sit and relax on the sand and enjoy the coastal scenery. As well as the Codonas Amusement Park along the seafront, there is also the Beach Leisure Centre which has a pool with features such as flumes and rapids, a gym and a hall for various sports. Also along the front you’ll find Cineworld cinema as well as lots of restaurants.
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