Guide to Aberdeen
Aberdeen, otherwise known as the Granite City is a busy port in the North East of Scotland. Easily reached from cities in the south such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, getting to Aberdeen and catching a ferry is one of the easiest ways to get to the Orkney and Shetland islands.
The city itself has much to offer though. It’s a hub for the North Sea oil industry – the seaport is the busiest in Scotland and Aberdeen Heliport is one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world! Aberdeen is a popular destination for Islanders. There are great shops here, superb restaurants and lovely places to stay. There are regular pop concerts and theatre shows on that islanders come to see, and two excellent centres of learning – the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.
Outside Aberdeen there are lovely fishing villages, great golfing opportunities, and even a whisky trail to explore! Read our guide to find out everything that Aberdeen has to offer!
The Galloway Hoard is the biggest collection of Viking-age treasure ever found in Britain or Ireland. We spoke to Dr Martin Goldberg to learn more about this spectacular exhibition and his involvement with the Galloway Hoard.Read more
Aberdeen Art Gallery has recently reopened it's doors after 4 years of renovation, including work on Cowdray Hall, Remembrance Hall and the Art Gallery itself. Aberdeen Art Gallery will attract approximately 250,000 visitors a year and we'd recommend a visit!Read more
Summer House Drinks make a refreshing range of real lemonades, tonic and craft sodas with natural ingredients on a farm near Rosehearty, in the North East. NorthLink are proud to stock Summer House Drinks and caught up with Claire Rennie for a chat...Read more
Footdee is a hidden gem in Aberdeen and one of the most unique communities in Scotland. Footdee, or Fittie as it is pronounced locally, is a small fishing village at the mouth of the harbour, tucked away off the Beach Esplanade and half a mile from the city centre.Read more
One of Aberdeen’s finest venues is the Tivoli Theatre which has hosted amazing shows from local artists and international stars since 1872. After a £1.2 million refurb, it looks simply beautiful, both inside and out. We caught up with Brian Hendry to find out more.Read more
Aberdeenshire is a great place to visit on a caravan or camping holiday. Campers can stroll across beaches one day and enjoy the forests of Royal Deeside the next! We've compiled a list of campsites to visit.Read more
We spent a super afternoon in Aberdeen visiting The Gordon Highlanders Museum. The building was the home of artist, Sir George Reid, and later, The Gordon Highlanders Regimental HQ. The Gordon Highlanders were made up of men from the local community.Read more
Aberdeen Maritime Museum is a short walk from the Aberdeen Ferry Terminal and we'd highly recommend going next time you visit Aberdeen. The North East Fishing Industry, the North Boats and the oil and gas sector are covered by a range of amazing displays!Read more
Aberdeen and the surrounding area are overflowing with historic places to visit. We’ve compiled a list of twelve essential places to visit in Aberdeen and round about with some fascinating thoughts about each!Read more
Adelle Chessor offers a fabulous guide to the best vintage inspired shops and her favourite independent retailers in Aberdeen. If you’re a fan of yesteryear or just love exploring hidden gems of shops, read on!Read more
Aberdeen is a great city to visit to see musical, theatrical and comedic performances. The four main venues for concerts and events are the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, His Majesty’s Theatre, the Lemon Tree and the Tivoli Theatre.Read more
There are two superb beer festivals in the North East of Scotland; the Banchory Beer Festival and the Inverurie Beer Festival. We spoke to Mungo Finlayson and asked him the secret of creating a great beer festival!Read more
Aberdeen is a great place to find things to do for the whole family! Visit a park, spot a dolphin, go to the funfare, the ice rink or the swimming pool. There are also some super museums to see!Read more