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Aberdeen City Guide
Located in the North East of Scotland, the historical city of Aberdeen has become an energy capital in recent years. Aberdeen boasts stunning architecture, art galleries, wonderful castles and a vibrant night life. Take your family away on a city break to the Granite City and explore what the city has got to offer. Aberdeen is also home to the Scotland’s largest National Park. If you’re looking to explore unspoiled beaches, fishing trips, medieval castles or go dolphin watching, then Aberdeen is the place to be.
As it is right on Scottish coastline and beside the highlands, Aberdeen has that extra edge when it comes to activities for the family, scenery, the great outdoors and natural beauty. With our flights to Aberdeen, you will find a wide range of activities to suit all tastes.
Further afield from Aberdeen
Outside of the Granite City, Aberdeenshire is a lovely unspoilt countryside, dramatic coastline and crumbling castles. An area rich in history that offers visitors everything from world-class golf courses, amazing wildlife and some of the country’s oldest whisky distilleries, all set against the backdrop of Scotland’s most stunning scenery. For more information visit: www.aberdeen-grampian.com
Hotels in Aberdeen
If you’re looking at flights to Aberdeen, rest assured that there are plenty of places to stay in the city. With regular daily flights to Aberdeen with bmi regional, the city is the perfect place for a meeting, business trip or even a leisure break.
If you’re looking for somewhere to meet colleagues, the Atholl Hotel is ideally placed in the centre of Aberdeen. The four-star residence offers two conference rooms, free Wi-Fi internet access in all bedrooms and function rooms and a large private car park. This is an ideal hotel for the business traveller, whether they are in Aberdeen for a day of meetings or an overnight stay. With flights to Aberdeen being so regular, a hotel like the Atholl is a perfect city location.
Set on Royal Deeside against 11 acres of beautiful woodland, the five-star Marcliffe Hotel and Spa provides luxury in an intimate setting. Individually designed rooms are comfortable and elegant and cater for both business and leisure guests. www.marcliffe.com
Malmaison Aberdeen has everything we’ve come to expect from the boutique chain – comfortable and relaxing rooms with quirky designs. There is a low-lit bar with deep sofas and a whisky snug as well as a cavernous brasserie with open kitchen, intimate booths and its own butchery. www.malmaison.com
A taste of home in the city
For a longer stay in Aberdeen, you may want to consider the Magellan Apartments. These short stay apartments have everything you need for home from home comfort, including a fully functional kitchen, relaxing living area and comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms.
The luxury Skene House Whitehall in Rosemount Village offers a truly residential feel with private gardens. As part of the Skene House portfolio of hotels, the Whitehall’s interiors are full of grandeur, while the HotelSuites are designed in a range of styles from country house comfort to modern and minimalistic. Skene House is perfect for a couple’s retreat or even a family break. Choose from a range of bmi regional flights to Aberdeen and start planning your trip!
If you want to stay in the centre of Aberdeen, the Hilton Garden Inn is a comfortable base for exploring the city centre’s shops, restaurants and nightlife.
Remember, Aberdeen’s biggest business is oil. There are always oil workers coming to and from the city – and the influx of people means that the hotels get full very quickly. When flying to Aberdeen, make sure you book your hotel well in advance.
Choose from a range of bmi regional flights to Aberdeen and plan your trip today!
Places to eat and drink in Aberdeen
Restaurants in Aberdeen
Well know for Aberdeen Angus Beef and, obviously, Scottish whisky, there are plenty of different types of cuisines to try in Aberdeen. As Aberdeen has a lot of oil worker form all over the world, there are many restaurants to enjoy whether you’re on a budget or would like to splash out.
Bars in Aberdeen
With over 135 bars and pubs dotted around Aberdeen there’s plenty to choose from. Aberdeen has a great selection of traditional pubs to trendy bars. Here’s a selection you don’t want to miss out on:
The Grill – this bar has been an Aberdeen institution for the last 100 years. Choose from over 600 whiskys from all over the world.
Brewdog – visit the flagship of the world renowned Brewdog bars brand and sample some of the best craft beers available from around the world. bmi regional tip – try the food as well!
bmi regional flights to Aberdeen give you the opportunity to visit the Scottish Dolphin Centre in the beautiful Spey Bay on the Moray Firth. This is a must-visit destination for everyone heading to Scotland. Experience the land-based dolphin watching, free tours and interactive visitors centre, and you may even spot some of the world’s largest bottle-nosed dolphins. Find out more about dolphin watching here.
Originally opened in 1988, Satrosphere Science Centre is Scotland’s first science and discovery centre. The interactive, hands-on exhibits and live science shows appeal to visitors of all ages who are interested in everything science and technology.
If you enjoy going for long walks, don’t miss your opportunity to keep fit while staying in Aberdeen. Balmedie Beach is one of Scotland’s most beautiful sandy beaches – take a leisurely stroll through the sand dunes or an energetic run along the shore – it’s a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
The award-winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum houses a unique collection of exhibits covering shipbuilding, fishing and port history. The museum also features interesting displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. This is well worth a visit and with plenty of direct flights to Aberdeen with bmi regional to choose from, your journey there will be quick and seamless.
Aberdeen is a port town. So, visit Aberdeen Harbour and take a 45 minute boat cruise around the commercial harbour. For a different cultural experience, visit the Aberdeen Art Gallery and see the work of contemporary Scottish and English painters in the gallery.
Getting to Aberdeen
Regular bus services operate from the airport to Aberdeen city centre for approximately £1.50-1.70, and takes roughly 30 minutes. Services are less frequent at weekends than on weekdays.
The main line station is in Aberdeen city centre where there are frequent services to all parts of Scotland and England.
From the Airport
Aberdeen and Inverness train services run from the local railway station at Dyce, which is just a short taxi ride from the airport.
A taxi from the rank outside the airport to the city centre should not cost than £15.