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Aberdeen Attractions

Union Street is the thriving heart of the city off of which are many of Aberdeen's main attractions, including the technically accomplished Union Street Bridge built in the 19th century. The Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city's most popular attractions and well worth a few hours' visit to study its fine art collection from the 19th and 20th centuries.

 
Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen's splendid Art Gallery, which opened in 1885, is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. In its elegant marble-lined interior is displayed a varied collection of works of art, including outstanding examples of Modern Art, and work by the Impressionists and the Scottish Colourists. Visitors can also see contemporary craft, Aberdeen silver and a wide range of decorative art.

Hotels near Aberdeen Art Gallery
Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre4 starfrom £74.00
Aberdeen City Centre Hotel3 starfrom £55.25
Mercure Aberdeen Caledonian Hotel4 starfrom £39.00
Aspect Apartments City Centre from £115.00
Thistle Apartments - Berry Apartment from £95.00
 
Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere Science Centre

Satrosphere is Scotland's oldest science and discovery centre. Originally opened in 1988 we have been engaging people with science for over 21 years. Our interactive, hands on exhibits and live science shows help our visitors discover more about the world around them and the science of how things work. If you need a break during your visit you can relax and unwind in our new look coffee house situated within the centre. We offer a range of light lunches, delicious home baked goods and we proudly brew Starbucks coffee. With comfortable sofas, free Wi Fi facilities and a selection of newspapers and science magazines, the coffee house provides the perfect place for taking it easy. While you are here, make sure you visit Satrosphere's Science Shop. You'll find a fantastic range of educational posters, science kits, models, gifts and books. From small pocket money items to science-themed books and posters, we stock a wide range of unusual items.

Hotels near Satrosphere Science Centre
Jenya Properties from £180.00
Parkhill Luxury Serviced Apartments - Beach Apartments from £150.00
DoubleTree By Hilton Aberdeen City Centre4 starfrom £69.00
Virtue Apartments - Beach Boulevard4 starfrom £192.00
Aberdeen Apartments Urquhart Court from £150.00
 
The Harbour

The Harbour

No visit to Aberdeen is complete without a visit to the historic harbour area. The excellent Maritime Museum is located on a site with Provost Ross's House, which is reputed to be the oldest building in the city. Multi-media displays tell the interesting history of Aberdeen's intimate connection with the ocean.

Hotels near The Harbour
ibis Aberdeen Centre3 starfrom £43.70
Marischal Apartments from £68.58
Royal Athenaeum Suites4 starfrom £105.00
Aberdeen Douglas Hotel3 starfrom £60.00
City Wharf Apartments4 starfrom £70.00
 
Codona's Amusement Park

Codona's Amusement Park

Set on the beach front in Aberdeen, this is more an entertainment complex than a straightforward amusement park. It's got a looping roller coaster – the only one in Scotland – log flumes, dodgems, a ghost train and other white-knuckle rides, but it's also got full-sized pool tables, a bowling complex and simulators.

Hotels near Codonas Amusement Park
DoubleTree By Hilton Aberdeen City Centre4 starfrom £69.00
Parkhill Luxury Serviced Apartments - Beach Apartments from £150.00
Virtue Apartments - Beach Boulevard4 starfrom £192.00
Jenya Properties from £180.00
Roslin Place from £45.00
 

Other Attraction near Aberdeen

  • Storybook Glen - Storybook Glen is a magical world of make-believe and fun for children (and adults) of all ages, set amidst 28 acres of spectacular scenic beauty on Royal Deeside.
  • Castle Fraser - This magnificent Castle, one of the 'Castles of Mar' dates from 1575 and incorporates earlier building.
  • Craigievar Castle - 17th-century castle once owned by the brother of the Bishop of Aberdeen. Open Spring and Summer only.