Duthie park winter gardens

Aberdeen’s most famous outdoor recreational area is the magnificent Duthie Park. The highlight of the park are its iconic Winter Gardens, featuring the Temperate House, Corridor of Perfumes, Fern House, Victorian Corridor, Japanese Garden, Tropical House and Arid House. The latter has one of the largest collections of cacti in the UK. Flowers are a […]

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Books n beans

Aberdeen’s Belmont Street is home to one of the best independent bookshop / cafes in the city – the aptly named Books n Beans. A haven for booklovers, a heaven for coffee fans. Browse an impressive array of second hand books in all genres: there really is something for everyone, from crime to classics, history […]

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Aberdeen christmas village

Aberdeen embraces Christmas like a child with a new toy; the city comes to life with seasonal sweetness and festive flair. The granite city is a shining Christmas candle, its spirit soaring like a Santa reindeer. Begin your Aberdeen Christmas trail in the wondrous Christmas Village, a beating heart of fun in the city centre. […]

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Bonobo Bliss

Bonobo is Aberdeen’s first vegan café, an oasis of charm and calm in the busy city centre. If you love plant based food this is the place to be; if you crave culinary delights found nowhere else, this is the space to chill. A magic menu will tantalise your tastebuds, while tranquil décor and the […]

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Light the north: the lighthouse trail

The North East of Scotland was lit up throughout August to October 2021 by a trail of painted lighthouse sculptures.  The sculpture trail featured work from some of the UK’s most talented artists, in addition to smaller sculptures painted by school children. Thereafter the lighthouses are auctioned to raise money for the cancer charity CLAN, […]

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Aberdeen Rainbow

A river of colour flows down each side of the Rooftop Garden at Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre. Vibrant and vivacious, the colours seem to speak, a poem inside trying to break out, a silent song to lure the passers-by. The rainbow paint lifts the spirit of the city, a lullaby of life in colour. The […]

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

No visit to Aberdeen is complete without experiencing our exciting Art Gallery with its eclectic collections. Step in to another world, one of beauty and vibrant colour, with stunning sculpture and avant-garde art. Aberdeen Art Gallery opened in 1885, however recently has been extensively renovated, reopening as a truly world class facility in 2019. Enter […]

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Marischal College

Aberdeen’s granite gem, a jewel on the city skyline It is no surprise to learn that the magnificent Marischal College is the second largest granite building in the world. Notable architects Archibald Simpson and Alexander Marshall Mackenzie designed the building in the nineteenth century. It stands proud on Aberdeen’s Broad Street, like an unearthly warrior, […]

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Aberdeen Beach

A northern nirvana, Aberdeen Beach cradles the city like a mermaid mother. Grey waves shimmer with the strength of steel and the spirit of serenity. The sky meets the sea like two siblings hugging. Here the raw power of nature knows no bounds. Walk along the seafront and be invigorated by the northerly breeze, while […]

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