Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Aberdeen

Known as the Granite City because of the locally quarried stone, Aberdeen, the capital of northeastern Scotland, is one of the most distinctive cities in Great Britain. Surrounded by magnificent scenery, it mixes rich history, beautiful granite architecture and traditional industries with a flurry of leisure and entertainment amenities. It has a vibrant arts scene, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and one of the most buoyant economies in the country. Scotland’s third largest city truly has something to offer to everyone.

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Revolution Aberdeen

With nearly a hundred different vodkas as well as cocktails, beer and other spirits on offer, Revolution is the perfect place to prepare for a night out or simply to just enjoy a drink. The music is house-orientated with a jazzy edge that normally gets the crowd moving. The place also offers food, and features a decked terrace overlooking the Union Terrace gardens.
Adresse: Belmont St. 25, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 645 475

Siberia Vodka Bar

One of the hottest hangouts in Aberdeen, Siberia is a spacious and a bright venue, perfectly suited for a relaxing drink – particularly vodka – or just a fun night out. They offer food, and the place also features a heated and covered balcony and pool tables.
Adresse: Belmont St. 9, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 645 328

The Grill

One of Aberdeen’s oldest and most well-known pubs, the Grill was established as a restaurant in 1870, later converted into a pub, and has been left virtually unchanged since the 1920s. Not a choice for tired shoppers, as it is very much a standing pub because of its long bar counter.
Adresse: Union St. 213, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 573 530
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-00.00.


Formerly known as the Moorings Bar, a rock bar with frequent live performances very popular among locals, this establishment has undergone a huge transformation, reinventing itself now as Krakatoa, a colourful and vibrant tiki dive bar with wacky decor and plenty of personality.
Adresse: Trinity Quay 2, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 587 602
Åpningstider: 14.00-00.00 Sun-Thur; 14.00-03.00 Fri-Sat.

Soul Bar

Soul is without a doubt one of the most unique bars in Aberdeen, located as it is in a beautiful old church. It still retains many of the original features, like the stained-glass windows, ornate decor, and even the old pulpit, from where the DJ spins his tracks.
Adresse: Union St. 333, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 211 150
Åpningstider: 11.00-00.00 Sun-Thur; 11.00-02.00 Fri-Sat.

The Stag

The Stag is a traditional pub right in the heart of Aberdeen, a favourite meeting place and centre of nightlife in the city. It boasts a great selection of lagers, ales, fine wines and whiskies and offers hearty servings of homemade cooking prepared with local ingredients. The large TV screen sports events, thus gathering large crowds on game days.
Adresse: Crown St. 6, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 592 929
Åpningstider: 11.00-00.00 Sun-Thur; 11.00-01.00 Fri-Sat.

His Majesty's Theatre

Aberdeen is a culturally vibrant city, and His Majesty's Theatre is one of the major proponents. Seating over 1,400, the breathtaking auditorium regularly hosts performances of award-winning plays and musicals, as well as musical and other acts. Check the website to find out what's happening during your stay.
Adresse: Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 641 122
Åpningstider: 09.30-18.00 Mon-Sat.

Breakneck Comedy Club

For a bit of a different night out, check out the Breakneck Comedy Club. They host weekly comedy shows where both local and international comedians perform. The club also promotes young and new comics, inviting them to try out their material.
Adresse: King St. 22/24, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 7702 305 532
Åpningstider: 20.00-23.00 Thur-Sun.

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree is one of the three foremost cultural performance venues in Aberdeen, together with His Majesty's Theatre and the Music Hall. It specialises in alternative entertainment and experimental music and theatrical, as well as comedy, spoken word and other performances.
Adresse: West North St. 5, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 641 122

BrewDog Aberdeen

BrewDog Aberdeen was the original flagship pub of a now huge international chain. They brew their own lines of fantastic craft beers, and the knowledgeable staff are happy to guide you through a tour of their many varieties. Come with your friends and with your dogs. Both are always welcome in BrewDog.
Adresse: Gallowgate 17, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 631 223

Sing City

Sing City is widely accepted as Aberdeen's best karaoke bar, featuring numerous private rooms that can fit up to 30 people for parties and events. The facilities are top-notch, and the service and hospitality of the staff are renowned.
Adresse: Chapel St. 74, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 638 989
Åpningstider: 17.00-01.00 only Fri-Sat.

Teasel & Tweed

Teasel & Tweed sells charming and unique handcrafted souvenirs and decorative items for the home, including paintings, knick-knacks and even specially-commissioned products like whisky cask cabinets. It is a great alternative for home accessories and unusual gifts, and doubles as a small and adorable tea house.
Adresse: Rosemount Viaduct 85, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 652 352
Åpningstider: 10.00-17.00 Tue-Sat.

Union Square Shopping Centre

Union Square Shopping Centre, with its central location right next to the main train station, offers every amenity one would expect from a modern mall, including restaurants, cafes, the city's largest cinema with 10 screens, and of course plenty of shops.
Adresse: Guild Square 12, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 254 300

The Aberdeen Whisky Shop

For the best of Scotch whisky (not whiskey), be sure to check out The Aberdeen Whisky Shop. Besides the wonderful selection of only the choicest whiskys, they also occasionally host Aroma Academy, workshops that teach you to appreciate the subtleties of different varieties of whisky so that you know what to look for in the future.
Adresse: Union St. 474, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 647 433
Åpningstider: 10.00-18.00 Mon-Wed; 10.00-19.00 Thur-Sat.


Juniper is a charming independent, family-run business that offers a large variety of traditional and contemporary accessories and items, including jewellery, gifts, homeware, pictures and furniture. They specialise in Scottish and British products, though their ample selection includes international products, as well.
Adresse: Belmont St. 35, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 640 480
Åpningstider: 09.30-17.30 Mon-Sat.

McCalls Highlandwear

McCalls has been the region's leading supplier of highland formal wear since it began operation in 1887 due to their renowned craftsmanship, quality and attention to detail. They provide traditional highland attire for special occasions, such as weddings, for both sale and hire.
Adresse: Bridge St. 15/17, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 405 300

Trinity Shopping Centre

Though smaller than its close neighbour, the Union Square Shopping Centre, the Trinity Centre still offers a number of services and shops that will doubtlessly meet most shoppers' needs, including a large Argos, numerous restaurants and plenty of options for shopping, with everything from clothes, home-ware, accessories, and much more.
Adresse: Union St. 155, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 580 076

Aberdeen Football Club Shop

Aberdeen Football Club's fervent supporters get their kits and gear here. If you catch the city's football fever during your visit, be sure to check this shop out and take home a jersey or souvenir.
Adresse: Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie St., Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 642 800

Scotland's Bothy

Scotland's Bothy specialises in traditional and modern Scottish products, including handmade crafts, souvenirs and gift ideas, tartan kilts and highland-wear, jewellery, clothing items, such as custom print t-shirts, and much more.
Adresse: George St. 250/252, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 658 077

Beach Boulevard Retail Park

For shopping near the Esplanade, right by the North Sea, visit the Beach Boulevard Retail Park, a strip-mall where numerous shops can be found, including a fitness shop, home furnishing, toys, the supermarket Aldi and a large ASDA.
Adresse: Boulevard Retail Park, Links Road, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 131 225 8344

The Academy

The Academy Shopping Centre, a favourite meeting point and hang-out among locals, is located in a beautiful converted Victorian school building in the heart of Aberdeen and boasts a quite unique and very pleasant open-air courtyard where visitors can enjoy a respite from shopping and alfresco dining.
Adresse: Belmont St., Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 633 009

Wool for Ewe

Winner of the Best Independent Wool Store in Scotland, Wool for Ewe is a family store providing a wide range of wool and yarns of all colours. As the store is continuously updated with new textures and products, whenever you're in the city you'll find some new items to take home with you.
Adresse: Rosemount Place 83/85, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 643 738
Åpningstider: 09.30-17.30 Tue-Sat.

Geek Bothy

Geek Bothy is a family-run store providing a wide selection of geeky products, many of which by Scottish creators. The high quality clothing and accessories are sold along with the amazing licensed Star Wars or Disney products.
Adresse: Transition Extreme Sports, Links Road, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 7881 206 329

Passport / Visa

Citizens of the European Union member-states, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) only require a valid passport to enter the UK. Residents of a further 10 countries do not require entry visas for stays under 6 months: the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa, Hong Kong, and Malaysia. Nationals of some further countries do not require a visa, but need to hold an entry certificate. Use the UK Government website to check for specific requirements:

Best Time to Visit

As as typical in Britain, the weather in Aberdeen is often changeable, which means that even a very sunny day could suddenly turn into a cloudy one. However, if you want to play it safest, the best period to visit this city is summer, particularly from June to August, when the temperatures are warmer and the risk of seeing the sun disappear is lower.


Aberdeen International Airport is located 7 miles from the city centre, and getting to/from the airport is easy thanks to a wide range of transport facilities. Regular city buses run regularly from the city centre, including Bluebird services 80, 727 and 747, as well as First Bus service 27. Additionally, the Aberdeen train service stops at the local station of Dyce, which is only a short distance from the airport.
Adresse: Aberdeen International Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 844 481 6666

Public Transport

Getting around the city is easy, as First Aberdeen operates an extensive bus network. Bus drivers will demand the exact fare, so make sure you have change, or buy a Farecard (valid for one day, one week or one month) in one of the local shops.
Telefon: +44 1224 523 765


There are several taxi companies in Aberdeen, but prices tend to be quite high. Below is a few options: Aberdeen Airport Taxis +44 1224 775 555 Central Taxi +44 1224 898989


Berryden Post Office is the leading financial services chain in the UK and it provides more than 170 different services for its customers including mails, retail, financial services, telecoms, life insurance, travel insurance and so many more!
Adresse: Unit 5, Berryden Retail Park, Berryden Road, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 649 588


Rosemount Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy in Aberdeen and it offers fast services to every costumer! Apart from medication items, here you can take advantage of other services such as NHS Stop Smoking service, ailments service and also a travel vaccination service:
Adresse: Mount St. 1, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 630 101
Åpningstider: 09.00-18.00 Mon-Sat; 09.00-13.00 Sun.


Country code: +44 Area code: 1224


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Gordon Highlanders Museum

Explore the history of one of the British Army’s most celebrated regiments, the Gordon Highlanders Infantry, which was raised in the late 18th century. The museum features the finest of the regiment’s treasures, special exhibitions and the chance for children to dress up in a Gordon Highlanders uniform. The museum is surrounded by a beautiful and tranquil park, open to visitors and also hosts a shop and a tea room.
Adresse: St. Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 311 200
Åpningstider: 10.00-16.30 Tue-Sat.

Duthie Park Winter Gardens

Duthir Park is one of the best loved parks in Aberdeen, housing one of the largest covered gardens in Europe. Exotic plants and flowers from both tropical and arid climates can be admired at the Winter Garden, including Britain's largest collection of cacti. Additionally, just outside the covered gardens there is a lovely Japanese garden that commemorates the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Adresse: Polmuir Road, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 585 310
Åpningstider: Daily 08.00 until 1 hour before dusk.

Castle Fraser

Travelers who have time to leave Aberdeen for a day trip should head out to Castle Fraser. A magnificent building dating back to 1575, featuring historic furnishings, paintings and embroidery, the impressive Great Hall, and a library filled with family books, as well as concert space, parks, woodland walks, a tea room and a children’s adventure playroom.
Adresse: Sauchen Inverurie, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1330 833463
Åpningstider: 10.00-16.00 Wed-Sun.

Codona’s Amusement Park

Fun for all ages, Codona’s offers a raft of rides and attractions worthy of the best amusement parks. There is also an indoor entertainment centre available, Sunset Boulevard, and a games and entertainment area called Miami Beach. Both are open year-round.
Adresse: Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 595 910

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

As one of Britain’s busiest harbours with a rich maritime heritage, a visit to the Maritime Museum with its splendid views of the harbour is a must when visiting Aberdeen. Find out what it is like to work on a North Sea oil rig or explore the hundreds of ship models and exhibits about shipbuilding, whaling, life and work at sea, and learn about Aberdeen’s special relationship with the sea.
Adresse: Shiprow, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 337 700
Åpningstider: 10.00-17.00 Mon-sat; 12.00-15.00 Sun.

Aberdeen Science Centre

The Aberdeen Science Centre is an immensely popular science and technology centre with entertaining, interactive and hands-on exhibits and shows that engage children of all ages and lead them to fascinating discoveries about the world around them.
Adresse: Constitution St. 179, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 640 340

St. Machar's Cathedral

There is evidence of there being some sort of church or chapel at this location as far back as the 6th century, though the building that stands there today dates back only as far as the XIV century. The cathedral's design is stunning,the highlights being the sandstone spires and painted wood ceiling.
Adresse: The Chanonry 18, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 485 988
Åpningstider: Daily 09.30-16.30 (April to October ) and 10.00-16.00 (November to March)

Brig o'Balgownie

Not far from the picturesque Seaton Park stands Brig o'Balgownie, Scotland's oldest bridge. This simple stone landmark has spanned the width of the River Don since the XIII century and was even referenced by Lord Byron, who briefly studied in the area, in his epic poem Don Juan.
Adresse: Bridge of Don, Old Aberdeen

King's College, University of Aberdeen

The King's College building is emblematic of the University of Aberdeen, with its iconic 17th-century tower that features a stone replica of Charlemagne's crown at its top. Founded in the late 15th century, the historic university building is a major draw for tourists, and self-guided tours are available on the website.
Adresse: University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 272 000

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery has comprehensive collections with works from the 17th-20th centuries. Both Scottish and international artists are represented, including famous impressionists like Monet and Renoir, as well as local painters like George Jameson, William Dyce, John Philip and Charles Rennie MacKintosh.
Adresse: Schoolhill 61, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 300 020 0293

Marischal College

Appropriately for the 'Granite City' of Aberdeen, Marischal College, which today houses the city's municipal offices, is the second largest granite building in the world, crowned by the 72-metre-tall Mitchell Tower. At night the side of the building is beautifully decorated with different light patterns.
Adresse: Broad St., Aberdeen

The Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting

This stunning church and the solemn graveyard that surround it date back to the XII century. Under the church there is an old crypt from the 1400's, which was used during the XVII century as a prison for women who were believed to be witches. Nowadays this membership boasts strong membership of both the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church.
Adresse: Union St., Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 643 494
Åpningstider: 12.00-16.00 Mon-Fri.

Glenfiddich Distillery

Glenfiddich, which means 'Valley of the Deer' in Scottish Gaelic, is the world's best-selling and most awarded single-malt whisky, and about halfway between Aberdeen and Inverness lies the distillery, which can be visited and toured, and you can naturally sample and purchase delicious whisky.
Adresse: Glenfiddich Distillery, Dufftown Banffshire, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1340 820 373

Dunnottar Castle

Few places evoke the spirit of the Scottish highlands as poignantly as Dunnottar Castle, a ruined fortress perched atop rugged rocky cliffs overlooking the North Sea, just 3 kilometres away from the town of Stonehaven. The buildings that remain date from the 15th and 16th centuries, and the combination of ruins and setting make for a memorable feeling and experience.
Adresse: Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1569 762 173

Craigievar Castle

Craigievar Castle looks like it was taken straight out of a fairy tale. Completed in 1626, it stands as a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture, and both interior and exterior are jaw-dropping in their beauty, attention to detail and lavishness.
Adresse: Craigievar Castle, Craigievar, Alford
Telefon: +44 1339 883 635
E-post: craigievarcastle@nts

The Lodge On The Loch

For a truly unique dining experience, head to the Lodge of the Loch. They offer everything from bar suppers, to three-course dinners and a blend of traditional and modern dishes. All food is freshly prepared with local products. The restaurant is located in amazing surroundings, overlooking the splendour and beauty of Cairngorm National Park.
Adresse: The Lodge on the Loch of Aboyne, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1339 886 444

Silver Darling

Named after the local term for herring, the Silver Darling offers a wide selection of the best the sea can offer, in a location with wonderful views of the fishing village of Footdea on one side and the harbour and beach on the other. It is absolutely the place to go if you want to take advantage of high quality food, a stunning view and a very kind staff.
Adresse: Pocra Quay, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 576 229


Described as a “wonderful little gem of a restaurant” by locals, this Hungarian eatery offers great value for money with a wide range of Hungarian specialities on the menu which will satisfy vegetarians, children and all the customers´ tastes. It is not the largest of restaurants in the city, so make sure to book a table in advance.
Adresse: Adelphi 17, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 210 530

The Ashvale

Believed by many to have the very best Fish and Chips in Great Britain, The Ashvale Fish Restaurant is an Aberdeen institution, receiving over 30,000 visitors each week. The speciality of the house is seafood, but the menu is actually quite varied and includes steak and vegetarian options, among many others.
Adresse: Great Western Road 42/48, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 596 981


Aperitivo strives to bring a slice of Italian life to Aberdeen, celebrating the spirit of the eponymous 'aperitivo', a chance to catch up with friends and unwind after a long day over a glass of wine and some home-made cooking. This restaurant offers a taste of southern Italy using only the very best local produce.
Adresse: Bon Accord St. 15, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 232 707
Åpningstider: Daily 10.00-22.00

Yorokobi by CJ

Yorokobi by Chef Jang offers perhaps the best East Asian cuisine in Aberdeen. Very affordable Japanese and Korean specialty dishes feature prominently on an extensive menu composed entirely of high-quality ingredients.
Adresse: Huntly St. 51, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 7528 235 094

Moonfish Cafe

With unbeatable views of the 12th-century Kirk of St Nicholas, in the heart of Aberdeen's Merchant Quarter, Moonfish Cafe features an ever-evolving menu full of creative and innovative British dishes, all made with local and seasonal produce. Special attention is given to the selection of the restaurant's impressive gin list.
Adresse: Correction Wynd 9, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 644 166

Cafe 52

This café is a central meeting point in the city both for locals and tourists. They serve delicious seasonal food, lighter meals like soups and salads, and also tapas and cocktails. The cafe is small and quaint, but full of style and personality.
Adresse: The Green 52, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 590 094
Åpningstider: 12.00-00.00 Mon-Sat; 12.00-16.00 Sun.

Books and Beans

Books and Beans, the first independent fair trade coffee shop in Aberdeen, serves light meals and snacks, homemade soups, sandwiches, salads and panini, as well as a range of excellent fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate. The second floor houses a second-hand bookstore and internet cafe.
Adresse: Belmont St. 22, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 646 438
Åpningstider: 07.45-16.30 Mon-Sat; 09.45-15.45 Sun.

Café Bohème

Both traditional and modern French cuisine with an innovative twist are showcased in this elegant and cosy restaurant and café, including confit de canard and white wine mussels. Visitors would also be wise to try the desserts, such as lemon-raspberry creme brûlée and profiteroles.
Adresse: Windmill Brae 23, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 210 677
Åpningstider: 12.00-13.45 / 18.00-21.00 Tue-Sat.

Foodstory Cafe

Foodstory Cafe believes in bringing people together. They take pride in providing not only a place to eat great, healthy food, but where people can feel like part of a community through art and music. The furniture that fills this cosy space was all donated or built from salvaged parts and is thus completely unique, and helps give the place its one-of-a-kind vibe.
Adresse: Thistle St. 13/15, Aberdeen

The Coffee House

The Coffee House is a spacious but cosy cafe that hosts all manner of great concerts and events. There is a live acoustic night every Friday, and there are plenty of other concerts and dance performances. Some nights even the audience gets involved with Latin dancing or open mic nights.
Adresse: Gaelic Lane 1, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 478 621


Cup is an elegant tea salon that is as famous for its great selection of artisan teas and high-quality Italian gourmet coffees as it is for its delicious and decadent desserts, among which visitors can find cupcakes, pastries, cakes, muffins and many more.
Adresse: Little Belmont St. 9, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 637 730

Contour Cafe

Contour Cafe is a young, independently-run Aberdeen business whose website says it all: "Good coffee. Awesome sandwiches. Nice folk." Their coffee is 100% fair trade Arabica beans from South America, and their sandwiches can be ordered just the way you want them: plain, spicy "or just downright weird".
Adresse: The Green 47, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 582 151

The Pavilion Cafe

The Pavilion Cafe boasts one of the best locations in the city, right on the esplanade, overlooking the North Sea. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee topped with a mountain of whipped cream and a fresh crepe or waffle along with the beautiful view of the sea.
Adresse: Esplanade 5/6, Sea Beach, Aberdeen
Telefon: +44 1224 591 741