Visit Aberdeen Top 10


1. His Majesty’s Theatre (HMT) Aberdeen

His Majesty's Theatre (HMT) was designed by the eminent theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in 1906. HMT attracts a wide and diverse range of top quality theatre productions from musicals to top class drama and dance.

2. Bennachie Hill Walks

Bennachie is one of the best known and most popular places to visit in north east Scotland. Bennachie is a distinctive hill with several tops and can be seen from miles around. There is an excellent visitor centre as a start to your visit. While you're there learn about the history of the area and the people who lived and worked on the hill. It’s a great place for children of all ages.


3. Duthie Park Winter Gardens

Aberdeen’s Winter Garden located at the Duthie Park is the city’s most visited tourist attraction. It houses a beautiful floral paradise from January to December, with rare and exotic plants on show from all over the world. Under its impressive glass dome you can see no less than 600 different species of cacti.


4. Footdee (Fittie)

The small fishing village of Footdee can be found at the mouth of Aberdeen harbour and can be accessed via the Beach Esplanade of Aberdeen City, Scotland. 

5. Royal Deeside

In the heart of Scotland lies the magnificent valley of the River Dee. Rising high in the Cairngorm Mountains and running east to its mouth at Aberdeen the river flows through some of Scotland's finest scenery. Midway, in the shadow of Lochnagar mountain, lies royal Balmoral Castle, summer home of the Royal Family. Hence the name Royal Deeside

6. Balmedie Beach & Country Park

The park is within part of a dune system that stretches 14 miles from Aberdeen to just north of the mouth of the River Ythan at Newburgh. The beach is sandy and over the years has won a number of awards including a seaside award in 2006 and 2007. At the back of the beach is a substantial area of sand dunes where the principal vegetation is marram grass but which also contain a range of other plants at home in this type of environment. Two watercourses make their way to the sea within the area covered by the park creating ribbons of wetland vegetation along their course.

7. Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. A particularly attractive example of late 19th century architecture, it houses one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculpture and graphics from the 15th century to the present day. Highlights from the rich and diverse decorative arts collection combined with an exciting programme of special exhibitions ensures that there is always something new for visitors to see.

8. Strathisla Distillery

Founded in 1786 in the ancient market town of Keith, Strathisla is the oldest operating distillery in the Scottish Highlands. In a self-guided tour of the distillery take your time to discover the art of the distiller, followed by a visit to James Chivas Cellar. On your return, you will have an opportunity to 'nose' some of the fine single malt and grain whiskies that combine to create Chivas Regal premium Scotch Whisky.

9. Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the Sea. This award-winning museum is located on the historic Shiprow and incorporates Provost Ross's House, which was built in 1593. The Maritime Museum houses a unique collection covering shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, fishing and port history. It is also the only place in the UK where you can see displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry. Aberdeen Maritime Museum offers visitors a spectacular viewpoint over the busy harbour. 

10. Grampian Transport Museum

A treasure house of transport history! Follow the history of travel and transport in the North East of Scotland through dramatic displays, working exhibits and DVD presentations. A great day out for kids of all ages.