Tourist Information

Tourist Information

The Visitor Information Centre in Aberdeen is located at: Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre 23 UnionStreet Aberdeen Tel: 01224 288 828

Aberdeen caters for all cultural, leisure and entertainment tastes. His Majesty’s Theatre, The Music Hall, and The Lemon Tree regularly attract national, and international performers.

The city also boasts four cinema multiplexes, Aberdeen Art Gallery, a Maritime Museum and first-class sports facilities.


The main high street in Aberdeen is Union Street where you will find most buses stop.  Union street has many high street shops, bars and restaurants.  There are 3 main shopping centres in Aberdeen City Centre:

Union Square is the newest shopping centre in Aberdeen which opened in late 2009.  It boasts many high street shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a spa and a cinema complex.  Union Square also benefits from being located next to the rail and bus stations.


Scotland’s position on the edge of the European continent with sea on three sides means that the weather is very varied!  In April the weather is usually quite cold so warm clothing is recommended.

The average high temperature is 10ºC, with the average low temperature being 3ºC. Metoffice For more information please visit the Metoffice or the BBC Weather forecast

Eating Out in Aberdeen

As with other cities, Aberdeen has a wide range of eateries catering for most tastes! You can get links to a range of restaurants from most of which provide a sample menu and an indication of price.

Currency and Banks

The official currency of UK is £ (pound sterling). Commonly accepted credit cards are Visa, and Mastercard. Display signs are usually visible in all restaurants and shops indicating which cards they accept. Most retailers accept debit cards.

There is are numerous ATMs in the city. There is one at the University of Aberdeen at the Info Hub on Elphinestone Road.

Travellers’ cheques can be cashed at most banks. Most banks are closed on Saturdays and all day Sunday. There is a full range of Banks in Aberdeen city centre. There are foreign exchange booths at all major airports, and in Aberdeen city centre. There are ATMs at the RGU Campus at Riverside East (Sir Ian Wood building). 

Extending your Visit

If you are keen to stay longer eitherin the local area, or visiting the rest of Scotland, you can find informationat our Tourist Information page or from the VisitScotland website. If you were wanting to take in a highland game, then you can find them listed at the SHGA.

Other resources:

Video of Things to do in Aberdeen Aberdeen City from above Castle Trail Whisky Trail What’s onFor tourist information, see VisitAberdeenshire website.