Aberdeen & Grampian
Free Day in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is one of the most northerly cities in Scotland and it has one of the finest beachs in Scotland. There is a great selection of shops to visit and no shortage of attractions which are mostly scattered around the city centre. This itinerary offers the best of the free attractions in Aberdeen which can all be seen in a single day, although you can spread you time over 2 days if you have time and want to visit some of the shops or bars in the city.
Total Cost: FREE
Day 1: Provost Skenes House / Maritime Museum / Beach or Aberdeen Art Gallery
The day begins in the oldest house in Aberdeen, the beautiful Provost Skenes House which dates back as far as the 16th century. The house is easy to find in the city centre of Aberdeen, it is just of Union Street on Flourmil Ln. The exterior of the house is beautiful to look at and inside you will find numerous rooms decked out in period specific furniture.
The next stop is the Maritime museum which is only a 5 minute walk away on the other side of Union Street. The museum has a great collection of exhibits which tell the story of the Aberdeen’s long history with the sea. There are some excellent multimedia displays and if you are there over lunchtime the cafe has some good food available.
The final stop for the day is dependent on the weather, if it is dry then head to the beach where you will enjoy some fantastic views and find a number of restaurants, shops and an amusement area. The beach is situated to the east of the city around a 20 minute walk away (walk to the end of Union St then go onto King St and Justice St before taking the 3rd exit at the roundabout and onto Beach Blvd). If it is raining then why not pay a visit to the art gallery which is home to a a great art collection contained in a beautiful 19th century building.