If you fancy a classic break in Britain, why not experience the delights on offer in Scotland's third largest city? Situated on the North East Coast at the mouth of the River Dee, this lively locale boasts something for everyone, whether you’re interested in historical innovation or indulging in first class cuisine. Soak up the ambience of the bustling harbour and absorb opulent buildings as you wander along Union Street. Grab a one of our cheap flights to Aberdeen and experience everything this thriving Scottish city has to offer for yourself.
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One of the most captivating locations in the UK, Aberdeen is affectionately known as the ‘Granite City’ thanks to its many stately grey granite buildings. Famous for being a nucleus for industry, this dazzling destination is the Oil Capital of Europe and is also noted for its granite quarries, fishing industry and sea port. Positioned beside the North Sea, Aberdeen boasts an abundance of natural resources and is rich in maritime history. If you’re keen to get outside, why not take a hike across the breath-taking Bennachie Hills for beautiful views? You’ll also find over 45 parks and gardens, including the Union Terrace Gardens and Hazlehead Park. Browse cheap flights to Aberdeen on Flybe today and jet off for a memorable city break.
Aberdeen is fortunate enough to boast a myriad of amazing restaurants, with a great range of international options for those that like to experience something new. From budget bistros to flashy high-end fusion restaurants, you’re bound to find something satisfy your appetite around town. Most of the eateries benefit from Aberdeen’s rich regional resources, with an accent on freshly caught fish and high quality beef from around the area. We love The Prime Cuts for great steak and succulent lobster. You’re also guaranteed a great night out in Aberdeen, with plenty of pubs and nightclubs situated around the city centre. Go for custom-made cocktails and classy music at award-winning Orchid bar or let your hair down and dance until the early hours at gothic nightspot Babylon. There are plenty of social temptations, from sensational shows at His Majesty's Theatre to live music at the legendary Lemon Tree.
Visitors will find sensational shopping opportunities around town. Fashion fans can shop until they drop at Union Street in the centre of the city, an area famous for its department stores, one-off boutiques, and big name brands. Other top shopping destinations include Union Square, a multi-million pound leisure and retail complex which boasts over 50 stylish shops to browse as well as a dazzling multiplex cinema to catch a film screening when you need to rest your legs. If you prefer a low key shopping experience, Aberdeen also hosts lots of vintage markets and craft stalls as well as outdoor farmers markets and international food souks to grab a gastronomic bargain or two.
What better way to get to know a city than by soaking up the cultural attractions? For a fascinating feel of Scotland's dark past, take a trip to one of the city's oldest buildings, The Tolbooth Museum. One of the best preserved 17th century gaols in the UK, it's claimed to be the most haunted building in Aberdeen. If you fancy something a little more light-hearted, you could always visit the Aberdeen Art Gallery and the award-winning Maritime Museum, which tells the story of Aberdeen's ancient relationship with the seas. Make time to wander and take snaps of the magnificent architecture, including an endless array of sweeping granite buildings that give this city its signature silver colour. Those that like a bit of sporty exhilaration can head down to Aberdeen beach for a spot of surfing or kayaking, whereas nature-lovers can enjoy spying on dolphins at the Torry Point Battery. Science buffs will delight in wiling away the hours at Satrosphere, a hub for planetary exhibitions and extra-terrestrial discovery.
Aberdeen Airport is well served by local public transport and taxis so it's easy to travel between the city and the airport.
IATA code: ABZ
Name: Aberdeen Airport
Address: Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB21 7DU
Telephone: +44 (0)844 481 6666
If you are travelling to Aberdeen Airport and plan to drive, there are parking facilities available. There's a short stay and a long stay car park, as well as priority parking and offshore parking, which is suitable for workers flying from Bristows, Scotia or Broomfield terminals. You can pre-book online with us: http://parking.flybe.com
The airport doesn't have its own train station but Dyce railway station is just two miles from the terminal and can be reached easily by bus or taxi. From Dyce, you'll be able to get the train to Aberdeen railway station if you're planning to travel further afield. The journey from Dyce to Aberdeen takes around 10 minutes and there's also a bus service between the airport and the city.
Comcab provide a taxi service at the airport with a typical taxi fare to Aberdeen costing around £15. Taxis to Dyce train station cost around £6, dependent on traffic.
If you are travelling to Aberdeen Airport and would like the use of a car during your stay, there are a number of hire companies with offices at the airport. All are located in the arrivals hall and there is no need to book in advance, however you may wish to do so in order to get the best deal.
Aberdeen has a brilliant range of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, from great value self-catering options around the wharf and budget chains to ostentatious hotels for those looking to splash out.
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