The city may have been built on the profits from gas and oil industries but it’s not all work, work, work here. The tranquil, more remote areas of Scotland are just a short distance away and, in the city itself, there’s some excellent shopping and dining opportunities to explore.
Book a cheap flight to Aberdeen with Expedia today and start discovering its ancient castles, historic buildings, the stunning scenery of the River Dee and, perhaps, a spot of salmon fishing or a whisky tour to round a perfect Aberdeen trip off with.
Throughout the year you can find cheap flights to Aberdeen with Expedia.
During the summer air fares do tend to rise, but fluctuations in price are not too severe. This means you should be able to find a good deal on your plane tickets to Aberdeen whenever you are hoping to visit.
Indeed, there’s a very good reason to book a flight in July, with the Aberdeen Highland Games taking place. Highland dancing, parades, tug-o-war championships all add to the city’s charms.
The winter months of November through to February see cold and wet weather. Thanks to its northern location the days are surprisingly short, but air fares are at their lowest and if you time your booking right you can coincide your trip with the Aberdeen Winter Festival.
Here are a couple of tips to track down those lower-priced air fares.
Aberdeen Airport is located just seven miles northwest of the city. On landing, a range of transport options are on offer.
Aberdeen and Stagecoach Bluebird both provide buses from the airport to the city, but these services do run less frequently at night and on weekends.
To take the train into the city you’ll need to jump on the connecting coach service that links the airport to Dyce Railway Station. From here direct trains run to Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, as well as Aberdeen and many other destinations.
Taxis and car hire are also available at the airport. You can expect to pay around £15 for the 25-minute drive into Aberdeen. If you hire a car it’s an easy drive on the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen road to the city – and you’ll be free to explore the rugged, countryside and tranquil waterways that surround Aberdeen.
Explore Aberdeenshire using the car hire services available or by public bus or train. If you are heading to Royal Deeside or to the coast these are your best options for discovering the region.
Within the city itself you can get around by cycling or on foot. The city’s key attractions are all within close proximity and you’ll find a cycle track that takes you from the city to Royal Deeside on the Old Deeside railway line.
Families should head to the southwest of Aberdeen, where Storybook Glen offers a fantastic theme park with plenty of thrills and spills to keep the kids (and the big kids) happy.
Aberdeen is renowned for its beautiful parks, floral displays and sandy beach, but don’t forget to leave time for a whisky tasting tour, visiting those castle ruins, a round or two of golf, and even skiing and snowboarding if you are here in winter.
Head out of the city for a reflective moment or two in the stunning scenery that surrounds the nearby River Dee, which is also ideal for those who like to cast a line and net a salmon or two.
Union Street is Aberdeen's main shopping area. Amongst the excellent range of independent shops and boutiques to the east of this street is the Mercat, or the Market Cross. This landmark indicates where ancient market days were allowed to take place.
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