Cheap flights to Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a rich city that entices tourists with a rich mix of culture, flowering gardens and pretty spectacular surrounding mountain scenery. The ‘Flower of Scotland’ is one of the many terms that are used to describe Scotland’s third city Aberdeen. Known for its many outstanding parks and flowers that number into the millions, it wouldn’t be wrong to describe this city as one big scent-filled garden. And, while it might not be as famous as those two Scottish biggies Edinburgh and Glasgow, Aberdeen is still a class act that more than holds its own when it comes to entertaining its many visiting guests.
But the reason you’ll be visiting Aberdeen won’t be just because you like the smell of flowers now will it? You’ll be visiting Aberdeen because it is also the oil capital of Europe. The discovery of the black stuff in the North Sea in the 1970s transformed this city from a sleepy town into one of the richest cities in the UK. And all that oil money has been well spent creating a modern city that is rich in culture – just check out its many museums and galleries – it’s also overflowing with fantastic bars, restaurants and cafes. As you’d expect from a city that has deep pockets, Aberdeen likes to party and has started to give good old Edinburgh a run for its money in the festival stakes.
From music and theatre events to military shows and folk celebrations, you’ll find every kind of festival in Aberdeen.
(31 Jopps Lane, tel: 01224 625 450) Vintage fanatics, look no further! The Closet encompasses all the styles that defined Britain in the 20th century. From 1920s flapper dresses to the psychedelic colours of the 1970s, it's a time machine disguised as a beautiful city-centre store.
Be part of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, on 2-6 May, and enjoy the best whisky, local food and live music. Visitors from every corner of the world will be entertained by 300 events, with whisky nosing, photography, cooking and tours all planned (spiritofspeyside.com).