Aberdeen Destination Guide

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Explore Aberdeen Beaches and Coastline

Aberdeen is in Scotland within Aberdeenshire. This city lies at the ocean's edge at the mouth of the river Don. There is a stunning long sandy beach with high sand dunes running far up the coast to Fraserburgh. The dramatic coast here is popular with rock climbers and hikers as well as sun seeking holiday makers. There are over 220,000 inhabitants benefiting from the economic boom the city has enjoyed in recent decades which justifies that it's ranked one of the top places to shop! The use of granite in architecture has dubbed it the 'Granite City' or 'Silver City' and you can see the mica glinting in the light. Parks and gardens abound as do the awards bestowed on the floral displays in the city from Duthie Park, Hazlehead Park and Johnston gardens.

Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Coast Map

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Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat:

Seaton Park

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Union Terrace Gardens

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Duthie Park Winter Gardens

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Westburn Park

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

The Archibald Simpson Pub

Place Tags: Pubs

Victoria Park

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Balmedie Country Park Beach

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Place Tags: Museums

Muchalls Beach

Place Tags: Beaches and Dog Friendly

Cathedral of St Machar

Place Tags: History - Heritage

Aberdeen lifeboat station

Place Tags: Lifeboats

Castle Fraser

Place Tags: Castles and Forts