Where Your Journey Begins........
There is so much to do in Aberdeen City in the North East of Scotland: from the cultural, theatrical and musical events at His Majesty's Theatre, The Music Hall and the AECC to the many places for children such as Storybook Glen and the living interactive child museum The Satrosphere.
A drive of about 15 minutes from Aberdeen City centre takes you to the beautiful countryside of Royal Deeside onto the The Castle Trail but watch out for the Ghosts! Though there are tastier spirits to be found at the Distilleries.
The countryside in Royal Deeside is breath-taking and picturesque. Examples include the Falls of Feugh and Cambus O May Suspension Bridge.
The best way to see this and the many Castles is by Hot Air Balloon.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city and is known fondly as The Granite City due to the local pale stone which adorns so many of its outstanding buildings. It is also nicknamed the oil capital of Europe, the Dallas of Britain and the silver city with the golden sands. Another nickname for Aberdeen city is Furry Boot Town after the Doric phrase Furry Boot Ye Frae!
Aberdeen Buildings A visit to Aberdeen City, Scotland would not be complete without a walk through Old Aberdeen to see some picturesque and olden examples architecture in some of Scotland's oldest buildings such as Provost Skene's House. Examples of traditional fishing cottages can still be seen at nearby Footdee by Aberdeen Beach.
The Parks in The Granite City are some of the Country's best, especially the ever popular Duthie Park.
Aberdeen has its own food such as the Aberdeen Buttery which is nicknamed the Rowie. There is also mealie puddings, haggis, tablet, pan drops, Lorne square sausages, soups like Cullen Skink soup or Scotch Broth and main meals like skirlie and stovies. Read more about these on the Scottish Recipes pages or visit the Aberdeen City restaurants in our restaurant reviews section.
Aberdeen City and the Shire has been home to many Famous Aberdonians over the centuries and this has included people like Indian Peter and Thomas Blake Glover who have made outstanding contributions to worldwide culture and history.
In modern days people have benefited from the talents of Aberdeenshire born loons and lassies such as top actor David Rintoul who many will remember from TV's Doctor Finlay and Hornblower as well as his live theatre work. Aberdeen has been the home City of many other entertainers such as the late folk singer Calum Kennedy, internationally acclaimed percussionist Evelyn Glennie and the talented chart topping Sandi Thom.
The local language Doric is kept alive through broadcasters and writers like Robbie Shepherd and modern day Aberdeen is brought alive through the fictional work of top authors like Stuart MacBride. Aberdeen even has eccentric and much loved rogues like Dr Walford Bodie MD.
Aberdeen Double Tree
Whether you are on a business trip or purely sightseeing Aberdeen is a beautiful city to visit, with a wide selection of hotels to choose from. I have tried and tested quite of few of these on numerous stays in the city and can highly recommend the Double Tree by HIlton, Aberdeen.
I arrived at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel at the end of a very busy long day after many hours of driving. I have to say I walked into the hotel totally exhausted and if I'm honest feeling quite grumpy. I was greeted by a hotel receptionist with the most friendly and pleasant smile. This automatically lifted my spirits and made me smile. As I was checked in I was handed a paper bag and I actually wondered what she was doing! The bag was warm, I opened it and it was a wonderful warm chocolate chip cookie! How amazing and what a wonderful greeting to a weary traveller
I was given directions to my room and offered help with my luggage.
As I entered my room I was relieved to see a huge queen sized bed, with fresh crisp white cotton sheets. The room had a large window directly across from the bed and another window to the side. There was also a desk, couch and an en suite bathroom which was spacious and immaculate.
The bed was as comfortable as it looked lovely fluffy delightful pillows with a luxurious duvet to top it off, I had one of the best night’s sleep and woke up fully refreshed, to a complimentary newspaper and tea/coffee making facilities.
The shower was hot and the towels were soft and comforting.
I went down to the breakfast room where I was welcomed by friendly staff, the room was light and airy and the breakfast menu was varied and delicious.
Truly a wonderful overnight stay was had here. There were many other facilities available including a gym, pool and restaurant, which unfortunately I did not have time to use.
Since staying here and experiencing their high standards, I now search for Double Tree Hotels whilst on my travels but unfortunately they are not in every city.
Truly I was amazed at the way I was treated in this hotel from the moment I walked through the door. I believe all hotels should make you feel this way. Well done Hilton Double Tree.
Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre hotel and admire scenic coastal views from Aberdeen’s beach front. Enjoy a comforting taste of home on arrival with a warm, freshly baked DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie. Situated just a 10-minute walk from central Aberdeen, this hotel is only seven miles from Aberdeen Airport and minutes from Aberdeen Train Station.
Unwind in a spacious Classic Room with a 37-inch TV, or choose a Premier Room with soft sofa seating. This Aberdeen hotel’s separate Platinum Club building offers private accommodations with exclusive check-in and executive Club Lounge access. Relax and enjoy complimentary soft drinks, milk and chocolates from the mini-bar, and savor complimentary drinks and snacks during check-in.
Make use of the hotel’s professional business center and enjoy all the support you need for business. Host a corporate meeting or special event for up to 160 guests in one of nine flexible meeting rooms. Indulge in fine, fresh Scottish food at Footdees Restaurant, or relax in the casual surrounds of The Conservatory and nibble on local dishes. Savor delicious, homelike cuisine in the bright and airy Atrium.
Stay fit in this Aberdeen hotel’s Breakers Leisure Club and work out in the fully equipped fitness center. Swim laps in the hotel’s heated, indoor pool or relax in the whirlpool, sauna or steam room before enjoying luxury spa treatments at Breakers Beauty Spa.
Breakers Beauty Spa
Relax and unwind at Breakers Beauty Spa at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Aberdeen City Centre. We have 3 treatment rooms to cocoon yourself in and a nail bar for your essential maintenance.