Aberdeen is one of the oldest and most historical cities in Scotland. Established in the 12th Century as a fishing town, its position on the River Don in the Grampian region was vital to its development and growth. Today, over 210,000 people live in Aberdeen and tourism is booming, but what can the Silver City offer you?
Eating out in Aberdeen is a delight. With cafes, restaurants and various cuisine on offer, delicious dishes are readily available at a range of prices. Accommodation is also available at a range of prices, with hotels, motels, hostels, bed and breakfast facilities and rented apartments all present in the city.
Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen AB10 1FQ (01224) 523700
Opened in 1885 and containing works by Monet, Renoir and Degas, as well as more modern pieces by artists such as Francis Bacon; Aberdeen Art Gallery is the largest public gallery in the North of Scotland. Facilities include a shop, café and free Wi-Fi internet access for visitors over the age of 16.
Provost Skene’s House, Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AS (01224) 641086
Opened in 1953 by HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Provost Skene’s House is displayed as a period house and museum of local history.
Originally built during the 16th century, the house has undergone a number of alterations and changes of use, once acting as the refuge for the Duke of Cumberland’s troops during their march to the Battle of Culloden. Modern-day facilities include a café housed in the 17th Century cellar.
The Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Lukes, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen AB15 7XH (01224) 311200
One of the most celebrated regiments of the British Army; the Gordon Highlanders have fought in campaigns stretching from Waterloo to the Gulf War.
Now merged with five other Scottish infantry regiments; the Gordon Highlanders Museum aims to preserve the legacy of this famous fighting force.
The museum’s facilities include a tea room, education room and open-access armoury.