The Sir Duncan Rice Library

The University of Aberdeen’s iconic modern library stuns with simple style and brute beauty. A glass box style building, its walls are poems by pattern, engravings that sing like rain on a roof, the sound of nature in sculpture. Inside, the architectural vision is profound. Gaze in wonder through the ascending levels, a staircase of […]

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Christmas Shades of sparkle

Christmas lights up Aberdeen with a promise of mellow magic. The fun and festive Christmas Village at the east end of Union Street offers exciting fairground rides, an ice rink, and Christmas themed street food. Enjoy a mince pie and mulled wine as you watch a Christmas crowd of smiling wonder pass by. In Marischal […]

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Victoria Park

Victoria Park offers a taste of tranquillity in the heart of Aberdeen, a mirage of botanic bliss. A floral chorus of colour captivates the park visitor. Situated within the elegant Rosemount area of the city, the park was named after Queen Victoria and dates from 1871. A sonnet of simple symmetry, the park is laid […]

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The Galloway Hoard

An exciting exhibition of Viking-age treasure runs at Aberdeen Art Gallery until Sunday 23 October 2022, an etching of enigmas, a modern mystery in silver and silk. The Galloway Hoard, discovered in South Scotland in 2014, dates from around 900AD and comprises the largest collection of Viking-age gold in the UK and Ireland, in addition […]

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Maritime Museum

Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum showcases the history of Aberdeen’s two iconic industries, the fishing industry that powered our past, and the more recent oil industry that thrust the city on to the global stage. Peruse the past of Aberdeen’s fishing industry, with model fishing boats and mind-stunning memorabilia. Or explore the history of our world leading […]

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Nuart 2022

Nuart is back in Aberdeen, turning the urban landscape in to a creative canvas, attacking the granite grey with vibrant colour, accosting our eyes with invention and ingenuity. Since Nuart first arrived on our streets in 2017, more than thirty international street artists have gifted their art to Aberdeen, spreading culture like a benign virus […]

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Umbrella Project 2022

A palette of poetry in the sky, a symphony of colour riding high. Part of the Neurodiversity Umbrella Project 2022, this vibrant art installation above certain streets in Aberdeen aims to raise awareness of neurodiversity, and to “celebrate the intelligence, ability and talent of every human being” (ADHD Foundation brochure). Here are some umbrellas above […]

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Duthie park winter gardens

Aberdeen’s most famous outdoor recreational area is the magnificent Duthie Park. The highlight of the park is 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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