Aberdeen city life
Aberdeen is a charming mix of chic urban city and pristine beaches, offering visitors some of the loveliest landscapes in Scotland. Whether you like to have walks, visit local attractions or have fun in a club, in Aberdeen you can do it all.
Nice places to see in Aberdeen are:
- Haddo House
- St. Machar's Cathedral
- The Music Hall
- Craigievar Castle
- The Aberdeen Maritime Museum
- The Gordon Highlanders Museum
On a sunny day you can enjoy and walk in one of the many parks and gardens, like Duthie Park, or Hazlehead Park. Along the city coast, you can have a picnic or simply admire the beautiful beaches.
When you feel like seeing a play, go to His Majesty's Theatre or Capitol Theatre.
In Aberdeen, you can wander around nice shopping stores, as the city is rated the third in Scotland for shopping. Check the Union and George Streets that also feature a few shopping centres.
In terms of night entertainment, you can have fun in an abundance of bars, pubs and nightclubs. In the venues on Belmont Street you can enjoy live music. Try the local restaurants and taste the Aberdeen buttery and Aberdeen Sausage.
Attend some of the local festivals, like: The Aberdeen International Youth Festival,The Aberdeen Student Show, performed annually, is the longest-running of its kind in the United Kingdom.
Whenever you’re curious to see other nearby cities, you are one hour and a half away to Dundee and two hours and a half away to Edinburgh by train.
International atmosphere in Aberdeen
Besides the significant number of international students, foreign-born residents of Aberdeen make up around 16% of the city's population, the largest immigrant population in the country. The main minorities rea: Asians (Chinese, Indians), Polish, and people from African countries.
A number of multinational companies have opened a local branch or office in the city, particularly from U.S., Germany, China, so you may encounter several international business people.
For a city in UK, Aberdeen enjoys many sunshine days. However, the weather is very changeable, so often times you can experience rain followed by a sunny weather (and vice versa). Temperatures in the summer range around 17 °C (63 °F) and the high temperatures in the winter are 6 °C (43 °F). January and October are the wettest months in terms of precipitations. Snow occurs only occasionally during winter and it will last around two weeks.