Union Terrace Gardens

An artistic amphitheatre overlooked by ancient architecture, Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens offer city centre symmetry and serenity. It is like entering a future world with one eye on a prestigious past. Recently reopened after a major redevelopment, the gardens provide a gentle respite from the city centre crush above, with a grand entrance staircase, tranquil […]

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A Tale of Two Trees

Christmas cradles Aberdeen in its festive paws. At University of Aberdeen’s Kings College campus, a majestic tree dazzles with seasonal charm, an oasis of magic that lights up the night. In the city centre’s Castlegate, a 35 foot Christmas tree beguiles with whispers of a winter wonderland, a world behind its bewitched branches, a story […]

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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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