Aberdeen Area Guide

  • Offshore Europe is only six months away so now is the perfect time to get planning your trip to the Granite city. Easy to get to, a variety of places to stay, plenty to do and loads to eat & drink, don’t miss the chance to extend your business trip this September.

    With thanks to our partner VisitAberdeenshire, here our top tips for your stay in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire:

  • Beyond words, but not beyond reach

    Getting to Offshore Europe, and Aberdeen, Scotland’s third largest city, has never been easier with direct flights from 50 worldwide destinations, its own ferry terminal, railway and bus stations. The city has daily direct flights to all major hub airports including Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam and all four London airports and is less than a three hour drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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  • Where to stay

    Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s accommodation is sure to suit all requirements when here for business and if you choose to extend to a leisure trip after the conference. The city has chic 5* hotels, whilst in the heart of the countryside and along the 165 miles of coastline, guests are invited to stay in exclusive use historic castles, countryside retreats, manor houses and traditional hotels.

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  • Top things to do in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

    In nearby Aberdeenshire, you can roam for miles across great estates, expanses of moorland, ancient Caledonian forests, rolling farmland, rivers, vast dunes and wide sandy beaches. Try a new field sport on one of our grand estates. Bag a Munro, ski & snowboard our slopes and cycle the Deeside Way. This majestic place –loved by Monarchs - is home to 300 castles, no less than 55 golf courses and eight whisky distilleries. The city itself has five shopping centres, boutique and local produce shopping outlets as well as a long history and impressive architecture. And if you really want to get a feel for this place try a festival or event whilst here; True North, music festival, is on from 7-10 September.

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  • Plan your trip

    If you’re looking for some travel inspiration to fill your downtime, we would recommend starting by exploring the city. Famed for its dominating granite architecture, untouched city beach and lively festivals and events, Aberdeen is a perfect base for then venturing further into Aberdeenshire. Expect dramatic mountainous and coastal landscapes, majesty, outdoor adventure, spectacular sandscapes, Doric culture and long traditions here.

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  • Where to eat and drink

    Where generous nature and Aberdonian ingenuity combine to create hearty flavours; the North-east of Scotland is well known for its local produce. Aberdeen Angus Beef, fresh seafood – salmon, trout and shellfish – whisky and global craft beer company, BrewDog; to name just a few. You’ll never be far from a ‘fine’ meal or comforting dram in Aberdeen with a selection of quaint seaside cafes, elegant city centre restaurants and traditional Scottish country pubs all within close proximity of Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre.

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