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Aberdeen has got the best of both worlds, being a city by the sea, with the Cairngorm Mountains providing a rural twist to this urban paradise. The main thoroughfare of Union Street, also known as ‘Granite’ Mile’ owing to its abundance of grey faced buildings stretching the mile from the Castlegate to Holburn Junction, leads to Union Square shopping and leisure complex, and the Trinity Centre, offering a wide variety of shopping and eating experiences to suit every taste and budget.

Ships dock up right to the city-centre streets and golden sands stretch for miles. Old Aberdeen is home to Aberdeen’s first University dating back to 1495, and the 15th century cathedral, and the fishing quarter of Footdee – known locally as Fittie - with its tiny cottages and brightly painted buildings is a sight to behold.

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Recently re-opened this attractive, modern hotel on the outskirts of the city is the ideal base for discovering Royal Deeside, the eastern Cairngorms plus, of course, the Granite City of Aberdeen. After a busy day sightseeing why not chill out in the hotel's indoor pool!

Malcolm Road
AB21 9LN

Maritime Museum
Duthie Park & Winter Gardens
The Gordon Highlanders Museum
Balmedie Beach
St Machar's Cathedral
The Tolbooth Museum
Bullers of Buchan
Slains Castle
King's College Chapel
William Wallace Statue

Dunnottar Castle
Fettercain Distillery
Banchory & Royal Deeside
Craigievar Castle
Drum Castle, Garden & Estate
Grampian Transport Museum
Balmoral Castle
Castle Fraser Garden & Estate
BrewDog DogTap & DogWalk Brewery Tour
Fyvie Castle