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Cool cafes and late night snack spots!
A nice wee stylish independent cafe serving tasty food and coffee. Located in The Green which is only a 5 minute walk from the flat and hosts a number of 'Nuart' murals.
Contour Cafe
47 The Green
A nice wee stylish independent cafe serving tasty food and coffee. Located in The Green which is only a 5 minute walk from the flat and hosts a number of 'Nuart' murals.
Located a little further out of town but if you are into your coffee then this is most definitely the best place to get your kick... They are a specialty coffee roaster with all roasting done in house. Their food menu is quite something too!
Figment
70 Countesswells Rd
Located a little further out of town but if you are into your coffee then this is most definitely the best place to get your kick... They are a specialty coffee roaster with all roasting done in house. Their food menu is quite something too!
100% Vegan cafe a short walk from the flat just past the Theatre. On a sunny day try and get a seat outside on their roofgarden, it's a great space where they grow some fruit and veg.
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Bonobo Cafe
73-75 Skene St
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100% Vegan cafe a short walk from the flat just past the Theatre. On a sunny day try and get a seat outside on their roofgarden, it's a great space where they grow some fruit and veg.
Just a really good cafe with a varied list of healthy food options, mainly vegetarian and vegan. Whilst you are there head upstairs and checkout their whole foods store. There is also a Foodstory Zero cafe located in Old Aberdeen, be sure to bring your own reusable cups and containers... this is a zero waste cafe! Forward thinking :D
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Foodstory
15 Thistle St
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Just a really good cafe with a varied list of healthy food options, mainly vegetarian and vegan. Whilst you are there head upstairs and checkout their whole foods store. There is also a Foodstory Zero cafe located in Old Aberdeen, be sure to bring your own reusable cups and containers... this is a zero waste cafe! Forward thinking :D
Super healthy wholesome food and positive vibes... What more do you need?! This cafe is located en route to Rosemount Place an area where you will find some cool independent shops and an abundance of charity stores.
BioCafe
Super healthy wholesome food and positive vibes... What more do you need?! This cafe is located en route to Rosemount Place an area where you will find some cool independent shops and an abundance of charity stores.
AVO is exactly what it says on the tin! A cool wee cafe located in the Aberdeen market selling all things avocado. Yum!
AVO
off Market St
AVO is exactly what it says on the tin! A cool wee cafe located in the Aberdeen market selling all things avocado. Yum!
Cosy little European street food snack spot with lovely stylish interior... Located 5 mins walk round the corner from the flat on Upper Kirk Gate.
The Pigs Wings
22 Upperkirkgate
Cosy little European street food snack spot with lovely stylish interior... Located 5 mins walk round the corner from the flat on Upper Kirk Gate.
A quick fix, located a stones throw from the flat, mighty fine burritos... Sit in or take away it's a spot not to miss if you like Mexican food.
FreshMex
55 Schoolhill
A quick fix, located a stones throw from the flat, mighty fine burritos... Sit in or take away it's a spot not to miss if you like Mexican food.
Ooooffft you will find some mighty fine authentic Mexican fast food here... It's located on Rose Street, just round the corner from Foodstory.
Muchacho
9-11 Rose St
Ooooffft you will find some mighty fine authentic Mexican fast food here... It's located on Rose Street, just round the corner from Foodstory.
Local ice cream made 19.2 miles from Aberdeen... There is an array of flavours to choose from or simply stick to there vanilla, it's pretty great!
Mackie's 19.2
Local ice cream made 19.2 miles from Aberdeen... There is an array of flavours to choose from or simply stick to there vanilla, it's pretty great!
Not just one, but two... One located on Schoolhill (round the corner, near FreshMex) and the other located on the Spital in Old Aberdeen. A nice place to grab a quick lunch or some coffee and cake.
Grub Fresh Food
59 Schoolhill
Not just one, but two... One located on Schoolhill (round the corner, near FreshMex) and the other located on the Spital in Old Aberdeen. A nice place to grab a quick lunch or some coffee and cake.
A coffee house with a ton of books to read... It's a fun little cafe located on Belmont Street.
Books and Beans
22 Belmont St
A coffee house with a ton of books to read... It's a fun little cafe located on Belmont Street.
Cheeeeeeessseee galore, if you like cheese it's the place to go, located on Belmont Street
Melt 2
11-13 Belmont St
Cheeeeeeessseee galore, if you like cheese it's the place to go, located on Belmont Street
Located on the High Street in Old Aberdeen this place is great and bursting with atmosphere especially when the university students are back studying. You can find some really lovely coffee and cakes here along with some fine lunch meals.
Kilau Coffee
59 High St
Located on the High Street in Old Aberdeen this place is great and bursting with atmosphere especially when the university students are back studying. You can find some really lovely coffee and cakes here along with some fine lunch meals.
I'm not a huge fan of Starbucks but this one is located in a great spot, it's within the Aberdeen University campus surrounding by lovely mature trees and green space in the heart of Old Aberdeen.
Starbucks
I'm not a huge fan of Starbucks but this one is located in a great spot, it's within the Aberdeen University campus surrounding by lovely mature trees and green space in the heart of Old Aberdeen.
Fun things to do and see!
A nice gallery to visit with a good mix of contemporary and classic art pieces, the book store and cafe are great. Note: recently renovated and has re-opened! It's fantastic... The architecture is of high standard and the space is a joy to walk around. Newly added rooftop terrace which gives you some nice views over the city... Shame about about the new horrible development opposite which hides the Triple Kirk spire! Otherwise, really really good and definitely worth the visit.
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Aberdeen Art Gallery
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A nice gallery to visit with a good mix of contemporary and classic art pieces, the book store and cafe are great. Note: recently renovated and has re-opened! It's fantastic... The architecture is of high standard and the space is a joy to walk around. Newly added rooftop terrace which gives you some nice views over the city... Shame about about the new horrible development opposite which hides the Triple Kirk spire! Otherwise, really really good and definitely worth the visit.
On a nice sunny day this is a garden that you should really visit, it's only a 5 minute walk from the flat. The garden is full of lovely flowers and has a grass lawn which is nice to lay on when the sun is shining. Currently closed for renovation! Re-opens Summer 2021.
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Union Terrace Gardens
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On a nice sunny day this is a garden that you should really visit, it's only a 5 minute walk from the flat. The garden is full of lovely flowers and has a grass lawn which is nice to lay on when the sun is shining. Currently closed for renovation! Re-opens Summer 2021.
Located near Union Terrace Gardens and the Art Gallery this fabulous theatre has always something that is worth seeing be sure to do some research and book tickets in advance if there is something you fancy seeing.
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His Majesty's Theatre
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Located near Union Terrace Gardens and the Art Gallery this fabulous theatre has always something that is worth seeing be sure to do some research and book tickets in advance if there is something you fancy seeing.
Recently renovated the Aberdeen Music Hall hosts many big name music artists and performers, check in advance to see if theres anything on during your stay.
Music Hall
Recently renovated the Aberdeen Music Hall hosts many big name music artists and performers, check in advance to see if theres anything on during your stay.
If you like plants then this is the place for you... It's really, really great, a nice place to visit especially if it's a cold wet day. It's tropical in there.
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Duthie Park
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If you like plants then this is the place for you... It's really, really great, a nice place to visit especially if it's a cold wet day. It's tropical in there.
An old fishing village located at the south end of the beach front near the harbour. This is a charming wee spot, nice to take photographs or if you like to draw it's a great place to sit down and sketch.
Footdee
An old fishing village located at the south end of the beach front near the harbour. This is a charming wee spot, nice to take photographs or if you like to draw it's a great place to sit down and sketch.
Skateboarding, BMX'n' and climbing, this is the place to go if you fancy a slightly alternative (rainy day) activity.
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Transition Extreme Sports
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Skateboarding, BMX'n' and climbing, this is the place to go if you fancy a slightly alternative (rainy day) activity.
Fun activity especially if it's a rainy day... Watch the Aberdeen Lynx ice hockey team in action, check dates and times ahead of your stay.
Linx Ice Arena
Fun activity especially if it's a rainy day... Watch the Aberdeen Lynx ice hockey team in action, check dates and times ahead of your stay.
If you are interesting in learning about Aberdeen's maritime industry past and present then this is the place for you.
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum
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If you are interesting in learning about Aberdeen's maritime industry past and present then this is the place for you.
A beautiful old cathedral located in the heart of Old Aberdeen!
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St. Machar Cathedral
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A beautiful old cathedral located in the heart of Old Aberdeen!
This area is wonderful, there is something really special and charming about this place... Perhaps it's because it is home to one of the oldest universities in the UK. Take your time to stroll the streets and alleyways, get lost and take it all in. I hope the sun is shining for your visit! :D
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Old Aberdeen
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This area is wonderful, there is something really special and charming about this place... Perhaps it's because it is home to one of the oldest universities in the UK. Take your time to stroll the streets and alleyways, get lost and take it all in. I hope the sun is shining for your visit! :D
In summer this park is bursting with colours and lovely smells from all of the vibrant flowers. It's located in the Old Aberdeen area, a nice place for a picnic!
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Seaton Park Aberdeen
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In summer this park is bursting with colours and lovely smells from all of the vibrant flowers. It's located in the Old Aberdeen area, a nice place for a picnic!
A nice place when the sun is shining, or if you like dogs, it is a popular area for walking dogs. Located in the Rosemount area, a perfect place for a picnic.
Victoria Park, Aberdeen
A nice place when the sun is shining, or if you like dogs, it is a popular area for walking dogs. Located in the Rosemount area, a perfect place for a picnic.
Located south of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire which is a 30mins bus ride from Aberdeen city. This is definitely one of the most dramatic castles in Scotland. Worth the trip for the picture alone ;D
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Dunnottarin linna
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Located south of Stonehaven in Aberdeenshire which is a 30mins bus ride from Aberdeen city. This is definitely one of the most dramatic castles in Scotland. Worth the trip for the picture alone ;D
Located opposite Victoria Park, Westburn park offers a tennis club an outdoor skatepark and a great children's play park.
Westburn Park
Located opposite Victoria Park, Westburn park offers a tennis club an outdoor skatepark and a great children's play park.
Belmont Filmhouse is a cosy wee independent cinema located on Belmont Street screening some of the most interesting films. Check their website from up to date showings. If it's a really rainy day then it's not a bad idea to check in here for a couple of hours.
Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont St
Belmont Filmhouse is a cosy wee independent cinema located on Belmont Street screening some of the most interesting films. Check their website from up to date showings. If it's a really rainy day then it's not a bad idea to check in here for a couple of hours.
Shop 'til you drop!
A shopping mall that can be accessed directly from the flat. Here you will find numerous shops and eateries. A few of my favourite shops are, Holland and Barrett, Waterstones, Pret a Manger, M&S, Sainsburys...
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Bon Accord Aberdeen
25 George St
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A shopping mall that can be accessed directly from the flat. Here you will find numerous shops and eateries. A few of my favourite shops are, Holland and Barrett, Waterstones, Pret a Manger, M&S, Sainsburys...
Excellent department store with loads of cool things to buy from homeware to to clothing there is definitely something for everyone... This store is directly opposite the flat and has a brutalist architectural style. You can't miss it!
John Lewis & Partners
Excellent department store with loads of cool things to buy from homeware to to clothing there is definitely something for everyone... This store is directly opposite the flat and has a brutalist architectural style. You can't miss it!
Shops, eateries and cinema... Oh and the train/bus stations are here too!
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Union Square Shopping Centre
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Shops, eateries and cinema... Oh and the train/bus stations are here too!
Really nice little shop selling cool gifts and books. It's 2 mins from the flat! Worth popping in...
Oliver Bonas
46-52 Schoolhill
Really nice little shop selling cool gifts and books. It's 2 mins from the flat! Worth popping in...
A real gem located in Old Aberdeen on the Spital... Filled to the brim with loads of cool old and new books.
Old Aberdeen Bookshop
140 Spital
A real gem located in Old Aberdeen on the Spital... Filled to the brim with loads of cool old and new books.
An amazing wee treasure trove located on the Gallowgate, it's next door to the Blue Lamp and up the stairs. This place is a mix of antiques, reclaimed furniture, jewellery, art work and loads of different fun knick-knacks. The shop is beautiful and filled with light, definitely worth a visit if you are passing by and it is open.
Candle Close Gallery
123 Gallowgate
An amazing wee treasure trove located on the Gallowgate, it's next door to the Blue Lamp and up the stairs. This place is a mix of antiques, reclaimed furniture, jewellery, art work and loads of different fun knick-knacks. The shop is beautiful and filled with light, definitely worth a visit if you are passing by and it is open.
An independent arts and craft shop with nice gifts/cards and souvenirs located on Rosemount.
Cloudyblue
165 Rosemount Pl
An independent arts and craft shop with nice gifts/cards and souvenirs located on Rosemount.
Oxfam, an over priced 2nd hand book store... It's pricey but there are so many amazing books, loads on the local area, Scotland, history, politics and everything in between!
Oxfam
5 Back Wynd
Oxfam, an over priced 2nd hand book store... It's pricey but there are so many amazing books, loads on the local area, Scotland, history, politics and everything in between!
Tasty places to dine out :D
This is a great tasty authentic Indian Restaurant that is only a stones throw away from the flat.
Rishi's Indian Aroma
210-212 George St
This is a great tasty authentic Indian Restaurant that is only a stones throw away from the flat.
RECENTLY CLOSED 21/01/2020 DUE TO MR CARMINE THE OWNER FINALLY RETIRING AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 80... CARMINE TRADED IN ABERDEEN FOR 34 YEARS! ENJOY YOUR WELL EARNED RETIREMENT :D Small cosy Italian, with some mighty fine pizzas and a characterful owner! Not far from Union Terrace Gardens and the Bonobo Cafe.
Carmine Pizza Pasta
32 Union Terrace
RECENTLY CLOSED 21/01/2020 DUE TO MR CARMINE THE OWNER FINALLY RETIRING AT THE RIPE OLD AGE OF 80... CARMINE TRADED IN ABERDEEN FOR 34 YEARS! ENJOY YOUR WELL EARNED RETIREMENT :D Small cosy Italian, with some mighty fine pizzas and a characterful owner! Not far from Union Terrace Gardens and the Bonobo Cafe.
These are nation wide pizza restaurants, but by god they make a great pizza, this ones located on Belmont St, 5 min walk from the flat.
Pizza Express
47 Belmont St
These are nation wide pizza restaurants, but by god they make a great pizza, this ones located on Belmont St, 5 min walk from the flat.
excellent Indian located on Belmont Street, a small entrance door with the restaurant up the stairs, the decor lets it down but the food is really really great.
Shri Bheema's
17 Belmont Street
excellent Indian located on Belmont Street, a small entrance door with the restaurant up the stairs, the decor lets it down but the food is really really great.
A small Thai restaurant, best place to go for a lunch meal, really well priced and full of flavour... It can get busy here so perhaps go for an early lunch so you don't have to wait for a table. It's located inside the Aberdeen Market which is a time warp back to the 1980's I don't think they have changed the decor since, don't let that put you off, this place is ace.
Madame Mew's
A small Thai restaurant, best place to go for a lunch meal, really well priced and full of flavour... It can get busy here so perhaps go for an early lunch so you don't have to wait for a table. It's located inside the Aberdeen Market which is a time warp back to the 1980's I don't think they have changed the decor since, don't let that put you off, this place is ace.
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Moonfish Cafe
9 Correction Wynd
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Places to do a food shop...
This is a great shop if you like cooking Asian food, it is stacked with lots of spices and tropical items which you won't find in many other supermarkets.
New Spice of Asia
54 John St
This is a great shop if you like cooking Asian food, it is stacked with lots of spices and tropical items which you won't find in many other supermarkets.
A small supermarket with most of your general food shopping needs.
Sainsbury's Local
313 George St
A small supermarket with most of your general food shopping needs.
If you want to do a food shop with lots of choice then this is the place to do so... It's walkable from the flat around 10/15 mins.
Morrisons
215 King St
If you want to do a food shop with lots of choice then this is the place to do so... It's walkable from the flat around 10/15 mins.
One of the cheaper places to do a food shop, this is where I do most of my food shopping. It's super handy and only a 5/10 minute walk away.
Lidl
One of the cheaper places to do a food shop, this is where I do most of my food shopping. It's super handy and only a 5/10 minute walk away.
Fancy a wee drink?
Super cosy "old mannies pub", it's my local! :D Best pint of Guinness in town and a great selection of single malt whisky's.
Under the Hammer
11 N Silver St
Super cosy "old mannies pub", it's my local! :D Best pint of Guinness in town and a great selection of single malt whisky's.
Contemporary bright interior, packed with local craft and specialist beers.
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Six°North
6 Littlejohn Street
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Contemporary bright interior, packed with local craft and specialist beers.
The original Brewdog... Located 3 min walk around the corner on Gallowgate.
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BrewDog Aberdeen
17 Gallowgate
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The original Brewdog... Located 3 min walk around the corner on Gallowgate.
Yep another Brewdog... It's always busy and bursting with atmosphere. Head along if your into their beers!
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BrewDog Castlegate
5-9 Union St
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Yep another Brewdog... It's always busy and bursting with atmosphere. Head along if your into their beers!
If you're lucky you might stumble upon some great live music... The venue hasn't changed in years, I like it. It's hit or miss, somedays are packed and other days are really quiet. Never quite figured it out. The small bar is where the owner 'Sandy' works, he's some character. Live folk sessions on a Monday at 9pm.
Blue Lamp
121 Gallowgate
If you're lucky you might stumble upon some great live music... The venue hasn't changed in years, I like it. It's hit or miss, somedays are packed and other days are really quiet. Never quite figured it out. The small bar is where the owner 'Sandy' works, he's some character. Live folk sessions on a Monday at 9pm.
Live folk music on a Thursday, 9pm onwards, it really is hit or miss, but if the good guys are there they you are in for a treat! If you want to try some Haggis then this is the place.
Old Blackfriars
52 Castle St
Live folk music on a Thursday, 9pm onwards, it really is hit or miss, but if the good guys are there they you are in for a treat! If you want to try some Haggis then this is the place.
Biggest whisky selection in town, a rough and ready pub with a whisky for everyone!
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The Grill
213 Union St
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Biggest whisky selection in town, a rough and ready pub with a whisky for everyone!
Fancy cocktails! located on Belmont Street, a secluded entrance so keep you eyes peeled.
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The Tippling House
4 Belmont St
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Fancy cocktails! located on Belmont Street, a secluded entrance so keep you eyes peeled.
A cool wee bar, serving some tasty cocktails with a DJ normally playing good some good tunes.
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Ninety-Nine Bar and Kitchen
1 Back Wynd
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A cool wee bar, serving some tasty cocktails with a DJ normally playing good some good tunes.
A student pub serving cheap beers and cheap food!
Triplekirks
A student pub serving cheap beers and cheap food!
A cosy wee pub with a small roof top beer garden, ace on a sunny day. If you want to try some haggis, neeps and tatties then this is your place.
Ma Cameron's
6-8 Little Belmont St
A cosy wee pub with a small roof top beer garden, ace on a sunny day. If you want to try some haggis, neeps and tatties then this is your place.
Live folk session every Sunday from 9pm... A great "ol' mannie" style pub serving some fine ales and traditional pub food.
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Prince Of Wales
7 St Nicholas St
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Live folk session every Sunday from 9pm... A great "ol' mannie" style pub serving some fine ales and traditional pub food.
Another ace wee "ol' mannie" pub... Be sure to ask for the darts and analyse the old university sports photographs some of which date waaaaay back!
Kirkgate Bar
18 Upperkirkgate
Another ace wee "ol' mannie" pub... Be sure to ask for the darts and analyse the old university sports photographs some of which date waaaaay back!