What to do in Aberdeen

Cadona’s Amusement Park

Codona's Amusement Park is family run amusement park based in Aberdeen, Scotland. It was established by the Codonas Family in 1969 and is currently ran by the third generation of the family. It is situated adjacent to the Aberdeen Beach and Queens Links on the coast of the North Sea.  http://www.codonas.com/

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen has long prospered off of sea-based industries, from the boom of the city's fishing industry in the early 20th century to its oil industry today; this museum explores the historic developments behind the city's maritime industries.  http://www.aagm.co.uk/venues/aberdeenmaritimemuseum/amm-overview.aspx

Balmedie Beach

Balmedie is a flat, sandy blue flag beach with sand dunes to the rear of the beach. Explore miles of beautiful flat sandy beach, located only 5 miles from Aberdeen.You can walk either north or south for several miles. Access is via the car park along board walks, through the dunes to the beach. Facilities also include a ranger centre, toilets and shops.  https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/countryparks/locations/balmedie.asp

Johnstone Gardens

A city garden with streams, waterfalls, ponds, rockeries and rustic bridge that help to make this one of the most charming areas in the city. The garden is planted with rhododendrons, spring bulbs, heathers and alpines; the ponds are full of irises, aylesbury, mallard and muscovy ducks. This garden is well loved by bridal couples for photographs of their day. Facilities include children's play area and toilets.  http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/parks_open_spaces/pos_johnstongardens.asp

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Gordon Highlanders Museum  is committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders for future generations. Based in the heart of north-east Scotland, in the beautiful former home of prominent Scottish artist, Sir George Reid, the Museum is constantly evolving.  http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/

King's College Chapel

This historic building is the centrepiece of the University of Aberdeen's Old Aberdeen campus, often known as the King's or King's College campus.

The focal point of the college, as well as its oldest building, is the late 15th century King's College Chapel. A number of other historic buildings remain, with others being subject to renovation and rebuilding in the 18th and 19th centuries. In the early 20th century, a great deal of expansion saw the university buildings increase around the historic college buildings. In the later 20th century, the university expanded dramatically in size, dominating Old Aberdeen and expanding out from the High Street with a number of modern buildings.  http://www.abdn.ac.uk/chaplaincy/chapel/

His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty’s Theatre offers a magical experience to all who attend and a visit will guarantee you leave with more than you expected.  Enjoy the pre-show buzz of anticipation in the foyer, take in the awe-inspiring beauty of the auditorium, listen to the orchestra tuning up and then feel the excitement when the lights down for showtime.  After the performance you’ll leave with an overwhelming feeling of enjoyment and will want to tell everyone about your visit.  http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/venues/his-majestys-theatre

Duthie Park Winter Gardens

The David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park are one of Europe’s largest indoor gardens and Scotland’s third most visited gardens.

It boasts a beautiful floral paradise all year round with many rare and exotic plants on show from all around the world. Come and visit the Temperate House, Corridor of Perfumes, Fern House, Victorian Corridor, Japanese Garden, Tropical House and Arid House, which has one of the largest collections of Cacti and Succulents in Britain.  http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/parks_open_spaces/pos_duthiepark.asp

Provost Skene's House

Visitors can admire an unusual series of religious paintings in the Painted Gallery and enjoy changing displays of dress in the Costume Gallery. Built in the 16th century, Provost Skene's House is one of Aberdeen's few remaining examples of early burgh architecture. The building has been altered several times, particularly in the 17th century. In the 1930s the adjacent houses were demolished, but Provost Skene's House was saved and the interior refurbished. The atmosphere of the 17th century is recreated in the Great Hall, Parlour and Bedroom with furnishings and paintings of the period. This contrasts with the refined style of the 18th century Dining Room and Bedroom. The 17th century Tea Room offers a variety of snacks, small meals and traditional home bakes as well as wine and Fairtrade Costa Coffee.  http://www.aagm.co.uk/Venues/ProvostSkenesHouse/psh-overview.aspx

Hazlehead Park

Hazlehead Pets Corner is a visitor attraction within Hazlehead Park featuring many different animals, both large and small, that children like to see.

Included amongst the animals are: rabbits, chinchillas, miniature donkeys, tropical fish, ducks and peacocks.  http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/community_life_leisure/parks_open_spaces/pos_hazleheadpark.asp

Golfing

For those who like to play golf there is a huge number of courses to choose from:

Trump International Golf Links Scotland:  http://www.trumpgolfscotland.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&PageId=278788&ssid=153035&vnf=1

Royal Aberdeen Golf Club:  http://www.royalaberdeengolf.com/home.aspx?i=no

Murcar Links Golf Club:  http://www.murcarlinks.com/

Kings Links: http://www.kings-links.com/

Castle Tour

Aberdeen and the surrounding area has a huge selection of castles for visitors to explore.  Full details can be found on the Visit Scotland website.  http://www.visitscotland.com/about/history/castles/