Cheap Flights To Aberdeen

The bustling seaport of Aberdeen is Scotland's third biggest city, and has been dubbed the Oil Capital of Europe. Modern Aberdeen is friendly and fun, although foreigners may struggle to understand the thick local accent. Belmont Street and surrounds are packed with restaurants, clubs, bars and live music venues; there are plenty of top-class museums and galleries including the Maritime Museum and the Aberdeen Art Gallery; and the city boasts a host of lush parks, including Duthie Park, which opened in 1883. The vibrant waterfront district also merits exploration, as well as some of the lovely sandy beaches close by.

Aberdeen also acts as a perfect hub from which to explore the beauty and majesty of the Grampian Highlands, enjoy a tipple on the Malt Whisky trail or ramble around ancient Scottish castles.

Getting around

The centre of Aberdeen is compact and easily explored on foot; most sites are within walking distance of each other. The local bus service (there are two different operators) is reliable, with many routes departing from Union Street to destination all around the city. The all-day ticket for around £3 is good value. Taxis are readily available and are best booked in advance, especially at night as they can be hard to come by after dark. Rail service is limited within the city, but there are excellent routes connecting Aberdeen to other cities.

Sightseeing

Aberdeen has a few worthy attractions to draw tourists into its Highland embrace. The Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery are worth a visit to get the flavour of the local culture, while picturesque Brig o' Balgownie and lovely Duthie Park are at their best in the summer months, May to August. A little further afield is the malt whisky trail of the Grampian Highlands, and Balmoral Castle, one of the most magnificent castles in the British Isles. Dress warmly while sightseeing in Aberdeen as the weather is changeable throughout the year.

Climate

Aberdeen's climate is highly changeable, like most of the United Kingdom, although temperatures are moderated by its close proximity to the sea. The average temperature is around 47°F (8°C), with average lows of approximately 37°F (3°C) in winter and highs of 61°F (16°C) in summer.