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Guidebook for Aberdeen

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Guidebook for Aberdeen

Food Scene
Good food at good prices, a little slice of Italy on your doorstep!
Joesphines
18 Holburn St
Good food at good prices, a little slice of Italy on your doorstep!
Some of the best Japanese cuisine in Scotland, only a 5 minute walk from the flat.
Yatai Izakaya
53 Langstane Pl
Some of the best Japanese cuisine in Scotland, only a 5 minute walk from the flat.
A great wee shop specialising in jams, jars and all kinds of kitchen goodies. Also great for a seat outside with a coffee.
Hammerton
336 Great Western Rd
A great wee shop specialising in jams, jars and all kinds of kitchen goodies. Also great for a seat outside with a coffee.
Some of the best fish & chips in Scotland!
The Ashvale
42-48 Great Western Rd
Some of the best fish & chips in Scotland!
Good food, amazing cocktails in a speak easy atmosphere.
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The Tippling House
4 Belmont St
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Good food, amazing cocktails in a speak easy atmosphere.
A traditional Italian place where the food comes first, expect to hear some thickly spoken Aberdonian from the waitress!
Carmine Pizza Pasta
32 Union Terrace
A traditional Italian place where the food comes first, expect to hear some thickly spoken Aberdonian from the waitress!
Some of the best coffee in town and with a fresh menu every day its a perfect stop when your out exploring!
Kilau Coffee
59 High St
Some of the best coffee in town and with a fresh menu every day its a perfect stop when your out exploring!
Some of the finest dining in Aberdeen and still at a reasonable price. Owner Steve Bothwell is a bit of a legend and will tell you tales about Aberdeen if hes not too busy in the kitchen.
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Cafe 52
52 The Green
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Some of the finest dining in Aberdeen and still at a reasonable price. Owner Steve Bothwell is a bit of a legend and will tell you tales about Aberdeen if hes not too busy in the kitchen.
For fine dining Sopranos is great, with a great sea food menu and fresh produce. Weekends they have live djs in the bar as well.
Sopranos Restaurant
22 Guild St
For fine dining Sopranos is great, with a great sea food menu and fresh produce. Weekends they have live djs in the bar as well.
A lovely coffee shop that also do tasty sandwiches.
Rocksalt & Snails
40 Saint Swithin Street
A lovely coffee shop that also do tasty sandwiches.
FoodStory is a lovely wee eatery specialising in gluten free and dairy free foods. Expect freshly made vegetable soups and sandwiches made from free range local produce.
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Foodstory
15 Thistle St
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FoodStory is a lovely wee eatery specialising in gluten free and dairy free foods. Expect freshly made vegetable soups and sandwiches made from free range local produce.
Brazilian Restaurant that does an all you can eat meat on skewer deal. You should probably not eat for 24 hours to make this most of this place.
Tropeiro Restaurant Aberdeen
1 Golden Square
Brazilian Restaurant that does an all you can eat meat on skewer deal. You should probably not eat for 24 hours to make this most of this place.
A rather posh restaurant set right on the harbour side. Booking is recommended.
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The Silver Darling
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A rather posh restaurant set right on the harbour side. Booking is recommended.
A great wee seaside cafe, grab a coffee or some grub.
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Sand Dollar Café
2 Esplanade
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A great wee seaside cafe, grab a coffee or some grub.
A great wee sushi place, great sharing platters and good atmosphere. Sit in or take out too, if you bring some to the flat I will happily eat some!
Oryza sushi
75 Huntly St
A great wee sushi place, great sharing platters and good atmosphere. Sit in or take out too, if you bring some to the flat I will happily eat some!
The best fish & chips in the UK!
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The Bay Fish & Chips
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The best fish & chips in the UK!
Shopping
A great shop selling locally made jewellery, craft goods and ceramics. Elaine has worked so hard on building up the shop and its well worth a visit.
Junction arts
282 Holburn St
A great shop selling locally made jewellery, craft goods and ceramics. Elaine has worked so hard on building up the shop and its well worth a visit.
If cool scandi design and kitsch home ware float your boat then you have to visit Peltoniemi.
Curated Stories Studio
8 Chattan Pl
If cool scandi design and kitsch home ware float your boat then you have to visit Peltoniemi.
Whisky Shop! A must see stop while in Aberdeen, a fine selection of drams to suit all budgets and the owner has an impressive knowledge of his stock.
Aberdeen Whisky Shop
474 Union St
Whisky Shop! A must see stop while in Aberdeen, a fine selection of drams to suit all budgets and the owner has an impressive knowledge of his stock.
A cool kitsch boutique run by my friend Amy, lots of nice gifts and cards. Also lots of great second hand shops just down the road.
165 Rosemount Pl
165 Rosemount Pl
A cool kitsch boutique run by my friend Amy, lots of nice gifts and cards. Also lots of great second hand shops just down the road.
You will find a lot of shopping in Union Square and a massive selection of chain restaurants!
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Union Square
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You will find a lot of shopping in Union Square and a massive selection of chain restaurants!
More shops including Topshop, River Island, Next and a host of eateries up stairs.
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Bon Accord Aberdeen
25 George St
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More shops including Topshop, River Island, Next and a host of eateries up stairs.
Everything Else
Car Hire
National Car Rental
16 Broomhill Rd
Car Hire
Drinks & Nightlife
Aberdeen's Brew Dog bar. Massive drinks selection and cheese & meat platters will do nicely.
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BrewDog Aberdeen
17 Gallowgate
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Aberdeen's Brew Dog bar. Massive drinks selection and cheese & meat platters will do nicely.
A great wee underground pub, one of the best in Aberdeen with a great whisky selection.
Under the Hammer
11 N Silver St
A great wee underground pub, one of the best in Aberdeen with a great whisky selection.
The Prince of Wales, a traditional pub with a fine selection of beers and ales.
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Prince Of Wales
7 St Nicholas St
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The Prince of Wales, a traditional pub with a fine selection of beers and ales.
Incredible food and drinks, high class so maybe bring a dinner jacket.
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Malmaison Aberdeen
49-53 Queen's Rd
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Incredible food and drinks, high class so maybe bring a dinner jacket.
Sightseeing
Old Aberdeen in situated in the North of the City, oldie world houses, cobbled streets and the majestic University campus, one of the oldest in the World make Old Aberdeen worth a visit.
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Old Aberdeen
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Old Aberdeen in situated in the North of the City, oldie world houses, cobbled streets and the majestic University campus, one of the oldest in the World make Old Aberdeen worth a visit.
The old fishing village of Footdee or Fittie as the locals call is quaint and beautiful. The rustic houses command great views over the beach and have a lot of character.
Footdee
The old fishing village of Footdee or Fittie as the locals call is quaint and beautiful. The rustic houses command great views over the beach and have a lot of character.
Second largest granite building in Europe, Marshall College is a true architectural wonder. See the details carved into its stoney facade and the sun glint in its gray stones.
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Marischal College
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Second largest granite building in Europe, Marshall College is a true architectural wonder. See the details carved into its stoney facade and the sun glint in its gray stones.
Victoria and Westburn Park are great when you want to escape the hustle of the city centre but can't get out to the country side.
Victoria Park
Victoria and Westburn Park are great when you want to escape the hustle of the city centre but can't get out to the country side.
Duthie Park is just along the river side and a great place for walks, a coffee or a wander through their Winter Garden, full of tropical plants.
Duthie Park
Duthie Park is just along the river side and a great place for walks, a coffee or a wander through their Winter Garden, full of tropical plants.
The home of BrewDog, the Ellon Brewery!
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BrewDog DogTap
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The home of BrewDog, the Ellon Brewery!
Balmedie Beach is a beautiful location for a day out on the sands or a picnic. A great place to get lost in the sand dunes and escape the city.
Balmedie
Balmedie Beach is a beautiful location for a day out on the sands or a picnic. A great place to get lost in the sand dunes and escape the city.
SMART Gallery is one of the cities finest with an eye on the contemporary, easy to get to and always interesting, weekend opening hours usually.
We are smart consultants
9 Albyn Terrace
SMART Gallery is one of the cities finest with an eye on the contemporary, easy to get to and always interesting, weekend opening hours usually.
Aberdeen Art Gallery, home to some world famous paintings and host to some amazing touring exhibitions, worth a visit.
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Aberdeen Art Gallery
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Aberdeen Art Gallery, home to some world famous paintings and host to some amazing touring exhibitions, worth a visit.
Explore Aberdeen's traditional sea fairing history and its current economic status with the North Sea Oil. The Maratime Museum will bring Aberdeen's heritage to life!
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum
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Explore Aberdeen's traditional sea fairing history and its current economic status with the North Sea Oil. The Maratime Museum will bring Aberdeen's heritage to life!
A great place to park up and watch the sunset over Aberdeen. Just a short drive to the lighthouse too. If you take a short walk down to the water you might just see some porpoises at the harbour mouth
Torry Battery, Aberdeen WDCS Shorewatch Site
A great place to park up and watch the sunset over Aberdeen. Just a short drive to the lighthouse too. If you take a short walk down to the water you might just see some porpoises at the harbour mouth
A lush sunken Victorian Garden which dates back many hundreds of years. A nice bit of greenery in the city centre and great for a mid day picnic.
Union Terrace
A lush sunken Victorian Garden which dates back many hundreds of years. A nice bit of greenery in the city centre and great for a mid day picnic.
A stunning cathedral dating back to the middle ages. Stunning stained glass windows and burial site of 1/4 of William Wallace!
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St. Machar Cathedral
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A stunning cathedral dating back to the middle ages. Stunning stained glass windows and burial site of 1/4 of William Wallace!
A stunning castle ruins set out to see on an outcrop of rock. A must see place!
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Dunnottarin linna
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A stunning castle ruins set out to see on an outcrop of rock. A must see place!
Aberdeen FC's home stadium, home to the Dons! COYR!
Aberdeen Football Club
Aberdeen FC's home stadium, home to the Dons! COYR!
Arts & Culture
The Theatre plays host to world class shows, operas and classic Christmas pantomimes. If you want to know whats going on then I can check for you no problem.
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His Majesty's Theatre
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The Theatre plays host to world class shows, operas and classic Christmas pantomimes. If you want to know whats going on then I can check for you no problem.