Tourist guide to Aberdeen

Aberdeen Castlegate Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Aberdeen Castlegate ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr

The third most populous city of Scotland, the fantastic city of Aberdeen is a fascinating tourist destination. The “Granite City” of Scotland has a long and sandy coastline, being very attractive for tourists.

Located on the eastern coast of Scotland, the city is abundant in landmarks and visitor attractions, including the following: characteristic granite buildings like the Town House, the Central Library, the St. Marks Church, Aberdeen Sheriff Court and so on; parks and gardens like the Duthie Park, Johnston Gardens, the wonderful Victoria Park and others; theatres, museums, concert halls and other visitor attractions. If you would like to find out more about the city, read the following tourist guide to Aberdeen.  

Architectural jewels of Aberdeen

As I already mentioned it, the majority of the most significant buildings are constructed of granite. The architecture of Aberdeen is famous for the use of granite during the Victorian era. This is where the nickname of the city also originates from. The most significant buildings of Aberdeen can be found on the famous Union Street and include the following structures: the Music Hall of Aberdeen, the Town and County Bank, the Trinity Hall (now a shopping mall) and the National Bank of Scotland.

The important landmark of Aberdeen, the beautiful granite Town House can be found on the Castle Street. Other notable buildings are represented by St. Marks Church, the Salvation Army Citadel and the Central Library. Besides these wonderful buildings, Aberdeen is also home to numerous beautiful statues.

Aberdeen Castlegate Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Aberdeen Castlegate ©Bernt Rostad/Flickr

Open spaces of Aberdeen

Aberdeen is well-known for its beautiful open spaces, including parks and gardens. There are totally 45 fantastic gardens and parks in the city, prefect for walking tours. The floral displays of the entire city include millions of roses, crocuses and daffodils. The city has won several awards for the “Best city” of the horticultural campaign named Britain in Bloom.

The most notable and most beautiful open spaces of Aberdeen are the following: Victoria Park, Johnston Gardens, Hazlehead Park, Seaton Park, Westburn Park and Duthie Park. Duthie Park for instance includes beautiful extensive gardens, a boating pond, a wonderful rose hill, a play area and facilities for relaxation.

Seaton Park, Aberdeen roger4336 Flickr

Seaton Park, Aberdeen ©roger4336/Flickr

Theatres of Aberdeen

Aberdeen also boasts in cultural venues, including theatres and concert halls. His Majesty’s Theatre, the Capitol Theatre, The Lemon Tree, the Palace Theatre and The Tivoli are the most famous such cultural venues of the city. As for the concert halls, the most important one is the Music Hall situated on Union Street.

Aberdeen downtown jpolanski50/Flickr

Aberdeen downtown ©jpolanski50/Flickr

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