Aberdeen's two bordering rivers create a beautifully Scottish backdrop to this historic and culturally rich city, with wildlife, nature, sport and adventure-a-plenty in the surrounding Shire. 
Explore our enchanting landscapes and our grand north east coastline, including Balmeddie Beach with its ever-changing sand dunes. Uncover a dramatic past by visiting the 17 castles which are part of Scotland’s Castle Trail. You’ll find everything from striking cliff top ruins to grand fortresses and royal residences.Get active with a vast range of leisure activities such as hillwalking, sea kayaking and skiing. Enjoy a round of golf at over 50 courses, fish in the great salmon rivers of the Dee, or abseil down rocky cliffs.
In the city of Aberdeen you can discover the region’s history and culture, as well as visit our many beautiful parks and gardens. The city treasures its Museums and Galleries such as our splendid Aberdeen Art Gallery, the largest art gallery in the north of Scotland, and our exquisite Maritime Museum, as well as a great choice of lively bars and restaurants, and fantastic shopping in Aberdeen’s four shopping centres and city centre.  
Catering for its student population and a transient workforce attracted by the rich pickings of the oil industry, Aberdeen has a cosmopolitan mix of nightlife with something for every taste. Much of the city's after dark excitement is in and around the area by Union Street. Check out a band at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, listen to classical music at the Music Hall or catch a Hollywood blockbuster or an art house film at The Belmont Picture House.

Refer to VisitAberdeen for full list and info on activities and attractions