Aberdeen is an enchanting Scottish port city that is filled with gothic castles, granite architecture, upscale restaurants, museums, parks, beaches, and much more! It is also popular for its incredible night life (have you ever gone to a Dracula-themed bar that is housed in a former gothic church?). Plus, the historic county of Aberdeenshire is just a short 30-min (approximate) drive away, where you can discover whiskey distilleries, golf courses, old towns, ski lodges, festivals, and even more parks and castles!
A great time to visit Aberdeen is during the summer (July through September), when the weather is the warmest. Temperatures tend to be cold, snowy and/or rainy for the rest of the year.
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Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.
Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.
Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.
During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Aberdeen, along with a brief description:
Aberdeen is filled to the brim with interesting museums! If you’re looking to expand your perspective of history and culture, then you’ll be in just the place. Aberdeen’s most popular museum is the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, where you can learn about the North Sea fishing, oil and gas industry. Another popular one is the Tolbooth Museum, which is a former jailhouse that now showcases exhibits related to law and order. There’s also the Aberdeen Art Gallery (showcasing neoclassical Victorian art) and the Gordon Highlanders Museum (featuring history exhibits on the army regiment).
♦ Parks and Gardens
When spending time in Aberdeen, you will never fall short of beautiful parks and gardens. If you love to spend time outdoors, you will love visiting these wonderful attractions. Duthie Park is one of the most highly-rated parks in Aberdeen. Situated off the River Dee, you will discover a large collection of gardens and a pond where you can rent paddle boats and kayaks. Hazlehead Park is another popular site, especially for families, as it features a large zoo with many exotic animals. Johnston Gardens is also an appealing park, as it features a number of relaxing trails with streams and ponds. Some other noteworthy stops include the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Union Terrace Gardens, Westburn Park, and Victoria Park. The choice is yours!
As mentioned above, the historic county of Aberdeenshire is just a short 30-minute drive from Aberdeen. If you want to discover charming fairytale-like castles, this is the place to go, as it features over 250 of them! There is a “Castle Trail” you can follow to see some of the best, ranging from ruins to estates). If you’re interested in breweries, there are at least 8 whiskey distilleries you can tour and partake in tastings. There is also a 165-mile coastal trail that features breathtaking cliffs, caves, beaches, wildlife and more, located on the northeast coast of Scotland.
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