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Things to do in Aberdeen City and Shire

Entertainment, Museums and Galleries
 The city boasts spectacular architecture and captivating museums, fascinating history, a wealth of art and culture and a lively social scene. Visit Aberdeen Maritime Museum, or  Provost Ross' House which is the second oldest dwelling house in the city. The Gordon Highlanders Museum tells the story of one of Scotland's best known regiments. Marischal Museum holds the principal collections of the University of Aberdeen, comprising some 80,000 items in the areas of fine art, Scottish history and archaeology, and European, Mediterranean & Near Eastern archaeology. More information on the city's major museums and galleries can be found here, and on performing arts can be found here. There are also, as with any major cities, numerous cinemas, cafes and pubs/ bars.

Parks, Gardens and Open Spaces
Aberdeen has long been famous for its outstanding parks and gardens, and citywide floral displays. The city has won the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom 'Best City' award ten times. The city won the 2006 Scotland in Bloom "Best City" award along with the International Cities in Bloom award. Please read more about Aberdeen's green spaces here.

The video below provides some more information on various things to see and do in the wider Aberdeenshire area:

Extending your Visit
If you are keen to stay longer either in the local area, or visiting the rest of Scotland, you can find information on the Visit Scotland website.

The GetAbout website contains a lot of information on sustainable travel in and around Aberdeen.