Aberdeen has many sights and hidden gems that make it an idea place for a fantastic day out. Not many people know that it is famous for its buildings made of Granite and is known as the 'Silver City by the Golden Sands." An activity to suit all of the family, a group of friends or with the kids would be most definitely an Aberdeen Treasure hunt! Try Huntfun Aberdeen - a fabulous and fun way to see many famous attractions including St Andrews Cathedral, Provost Ross's Hose and Aberdeen's Art Centre. Interesting places to visit in Aberdeen that shouldn’t be missed include the fabulous award winning Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Learn all about shipbuilding, fast sailing ships, port history and the regions fishing history. Also you will find interesting facts and displays on the North Sea oil and gas industry.
For children from 0-12 years old a great indoor activity is Fuzzy Eds Fun House where kids can have a few hours fun. Aberdeen Science Centre offers many interactive experiences and you can watch live science shows and learn about how things work. Aberdeen offers a beautiful traditional fishing village known as Footdee and lovely harbour area, you will feel taken back in time from a forgotten world.
Whilst walking along the River Dee you will find Duthie Park Winter Gardens, one of Aberdeens top attractions. You will find the tropical plant and cactus house, stunning displays indoors with amazing colours and hundreds of different plant varieties. The Gordon Highlanders Museum has been given a 5 star Visit Scotland rating and offers a fabulous day out for all visitors of all ages. The museum tells the 200 year world history story of the Gordon Highlanders to the modern day using stunning displays. See the new WW1 replica Trence exhibition to really live the lives of a soldier in the trenches during World War 1, this really is a must see whilst visiting North East Scotland.
Whilst in Scotland, whisky tasting is a great day out. Experience Speyside Whisky Trail Small-Group Day Tour from Aberdeen, for a full day tour to sample some of the finest whisky and at two Speyside distilleries and having a driver guide on a 16 seater Mercedes mini-coach. To finish off your Aberdeenshire experience, why not try a full or half day tour to visit castles, see amazing scenery, spectacular wildlife and amazing food. All with the knowledge of an experienced tour guide to show the true wonderful hospitality of the Scottish people.