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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“Shopping complex in the city centre with a variety of different shops, bars and restaurants.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Museum
“This is more of a suggestion than recommendation ..... never been there personally! 😃”
  • 32 locals recommend
Nature
“Nice park with a winter garden showing an impressive variety of plant of various climate: tropical house, arid house, temperate house... Very convenient to have a walk with the kids if you are not feeling that the weather will hold. Usually closes at 5pm.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Theatre
“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. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Beach
“Wrap up warm as you are right next to the North Sea. It is a beautiful beach, has an amusement park, cafes, restaurants, take a walk round the old part of Aberdeen, Footdee (pronounced Fittee). Quaint, sits at the mouth of the harbour from where you can watch the huge ships sailing in and out. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“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. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“Nice park, 15 minutes walk with play area for children, maze, pet corner and rose memorial garden”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Chic bistro offering stylish modern cuisine. Please be warned although the food here is delicious the portion sizes are small”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Brewdogs flagship bar Specialising in great burgers with a huge variety of local beers to try. (Brewdogs brewery is just 20 minutes outside of the city) ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Good park near Old Aberdeen area. Would recommend a walk from Brig O'Balgownie, through to Seaton Park & to Old Aberdeen. The walk is around 2-3 hours with pretty cobbled streets & houses.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“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...”
  • 9 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Large amusement open all summer. Also cinema, ten-pin bowling and crazy putting as well as numerous chain restaurants. On the beach front.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Athletics & Sports
“You can spend an afternoon looking round here, also St Machar's Cathedral, Johnston Gardens, Seaton Park. Full of history ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“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 due to reopen in 2019. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral is definitely worth a visit. Steeped in history and set in the beautiful grounds of Old Aberdeen.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Soul Bar is a beautifully renovated church. The clientele tends to be a good mix of age groups. You can also eat there and the food is excellent. Contact me for more information as there are so many places to suit all sorts of music genres and styles”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Takeaway
“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. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Soul Bar is a beautifully renovated church. The clientele tends to be a good mix of age groups. You can also eat there and the food is excellent. Contact me for more information as there are so many places to suit all sorts of music genres and styles”
  • 15 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Traditional and plentiful Italian dishes. It is quite small and often busy with locals. Opens for Lunch and Dinner. Excellent service and delicious food.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Possibly the best “dining with a view experience” in Aberdeen. Situated in the heart of Aberdeen harbour with floor to ceiling glass windows looking out over Aberdeen beach you may just see a dolphin or seal bobbing in the bay. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Excellent wholesome natural, healthy food with a lovley outdoor space to sit in! Great coffee!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bar and restaurant. Good bar and selection with large outside beer garden when the weather allows. Close to the flat”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good for good quality local Scottish food. Can get busy on weekends so maybe expect a wee wait...if this is too bust there are other places along the beach to eat like The Pavillion and others!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 7 locals recommend

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