About Aberdeen

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city and Europe’s energy capital – a place with historic charm, a thriving economy and cosmopolitan community of some 220,000 people.

It has recently been judged to be Britain’s only entry on New York Times global list of 52 must-see places in 2019.

Aberdeen is rich in history from its maritime past of boat building and fishing industries, nowadays modernised with the growth of the Oil and Gas industries. From the Art Galleries, Museums, Theatres and shopping venues, you will find something to suit everyone in this diverse multi-national City.

A coastline of spectacular beaches and dunes stretch north of the city, while to the west lies nearby Royal Deeside, home to some of the most beautiful countryside in Scotland and the eastern gateway to the mountainous Cairngorms National Park

Aberdeen caters for all cultural, leisure and entertainment tastes and regularly attracts national and international artists and companies. The city also boasts three cinema multiplexes, a Maritime Museum and first-class sports facilities..

Aberdeen is the educational centre for the north-east. The University of Aberdeen has been at the forefront of teaching and learning since 1495. Committed to excellence it is the ‘global university of the north’. The Robert Gordon University is situated on the north bank of the River Dee in the south of the city. It provides industry-led undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses with a track record in graduate employment amongst the best in the UK.

This is a crowdsourced map of places to eat, drink, shop and visit put together by locals.

You can find out more information about Aberdeen by visiting the VisitAberdeenshire website, and you can find 50 fantastic facts about the city and area compiled by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.