Category Archive Aberdeen City

Aberdeen Pubs and Bars 1: The Grill

“One of the most famous pubs in Aberdeen, The Grill is a typical Scot’s standing pub, located on the main street in Aberdeen. Established in 1870, the premises operated as a restaurant with a billiard saloon for over 30 years. Sometime after the turn of the century the premises were converted to a pub. A refurbishment in 1926 included several significant architectural features including an oxidised bronze frontage and scrollwork and a mahogany veneer panelled interior.

The range of cask and craft beers is wide ranging and as a former World Whisky Bar of the Year, the whisky selection is second to none. They also serve Whisky Flights, whisky tasting trays offering groups of 4 whiskies selected to demonstrate different regions or styles.”


The Grill website

Review at Tripadvisor

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7th April 2019

Marischal College, Aberdeen

Marischal College is the second largest granite building in the World, after the Escorial in Spain.

It is a blend of two styles: A. Marshall Mackenzie’s ‘perpendicular gothic’ (1890s) and Archibald Simpson’s earlier more austere architecture (1837). The overall style is a combination of different aesthetics and the opportunities given by various granite working technologies. 

Simpson’s older building is built of Rubislaw stone and the modern gothic from Kemnay granite. Although originally constructed for Aberdeen University, it recently under went extensive restoration work and since 2011 has been the headquarters for Aberdeen City Council.”


Marischal College: VisitAberdeenshire

“It was constructed as part of the University of Aberdeen. The university still uses parts of the building to house a museum and for ceremonial events, although, since 2011, it has acted as the headquarters of Aberdeen City Council. Today, it provides corporate office space and public access to council services, adjacent to the Town House, the city’s historic seat of local government.”

Wikipedia Page: Marischal College, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Restaurants 1: Moonfish Cafe

Moonfish Cafe

“Established in 2004, Moonfish Cafe is located on the Medieval streets of Aberdeens Merchant quarter with views of the 12th century Kirk of St Nicholas. The kitchens constantly changing innovative menu of modern British cuisine consists of a focused menu for lunch and dinner. Honest food made with local and seasonal produce, with a beverage list to match and close attention paid to an extensive gin list.”

Moonfish Cafe website

Tripadvisor Review

Tripadvisor: Restaurants in Aberdeen

Tripadvisor Restaurants in Aberdeen

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Map of Places to Visit in Aberdeen

The Map below gives locations of the Conference Venue as well as hotels, restaurants, and pubs around central Aberdeen.

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