Aberdeen is nicknamed 'The Granite City,' because many of its buildings are constructed with the stone, which is abundant in the area.

The Petroleum Industry in the North Sea uses the town as a major service centre, but tourists also come here for the sandy beaches.

Restaurants, pubs and nightspots are enough to keep visitors entertained in the evenings, whilst during the day there are many day trips in the local countryside.

Royal Deeside, the Grampian Mountains, Castle of Buchan, majestic country houses, gardens and golf courses attract the tourist, photographer and painter alike.

Fishermen discover well-stocked rivers, seas, lakes and streams almost guarantee a catch of fresh salmon or trout, whilst walkers and skiers enjoy the challenge of the picturesque hillsides and cairns.

Whether you are a shopper, a lover of architecture, or a sports fanatic, Aberdeen has it all!

Shopping in Aberdeen

The shopping streets and centres are nearly always bustling with activity, with a massive range of products available, from bargains in the market place to designer garments in the stores and boutiques.

Union Square Shopping Centre

Trinity Shopping Centre

Family Days Out

Enjoy family days out from building sandcastles and long walks along Aberdeen Beach.

Visit Queens Links Leisure Park.

Learn about Aberdeen's long relationship with the sea at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Aberdeen Attractions

Here are a few attractions you can explore while staying at Sure Hotel by Best Western Aberdeen:

Old Aberdeen
Aberdeen Art Gallery
Duthie Park
Dunnottar Castle
Royal Deeside

Golf in Aberdeen

Scotland is famous for Golf and there are plenty of challenging courses along Aberdeen's coast.

Here are some courses you can tackle advantage of whilst staying in Aberdeen.

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