Aberdeen Sports Village is the premier sport and exercise facility in Scotland, hosting an array of world class sporting facilities. A partnership between the University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council and sportscotland, the Village first opened to the public in August 2009. We provide world class sport and exercise opportunities for everyone in the community.
Aberdeen Beach is a hub activity set in unique mountainous surrounding – Only a short distance from the city centre, the award winning beach is visited by holiday makers and city residents all year round. The area is well provided with sporting and recreational facilities, including the Beach Leisure Centre and the Linx Ice Arena, cafes, restaurants and Cordonas Fun Fair and Amusement Park.
Satrosphere offer interactive exhibits for visitors, adults and children alike, to discover more about the world around them and the science of how things work.
For those who are feeling adventurous, Transition Extreme offers a multitude of fun, adrenaline-filled activities including Climbing Walls, Skateboarding, obstacle courses, zip wires and much much more. Located at Aberdeen Beach it is only a few minutes drive from the hotel. His Majesty’s Theatre His Majesty’s Theatre offers a magical experience to all who attend and a visit will guarantee you leave with more than you expected. Enjoy the pre-show buzz of anticipation in the foyer, take in the awe-inspiring beauty of the auditorium.
Located in the heart of the city centre, the Music Hall hosts a wide variety of concerts, performances, shows and events. From classical concerts to contemporary comedy, the biggest band to fantastic folk, the venue has something for everyone.
Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. A particularly attractive example of late 19th century architecture, it houses one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculpture and graphics from the 15th century to the present day
The monumental building is the largest granite structure in the entire Northern Hemisphere and is well worth a look around. It is home to the cities council offices and many Aberdonians consider it to be an icon of the “Granite City” and to symbolise the zenith of Aberdeen’s granite-working industry. It was finished in the early 1900’s by the University of Aberdeen who still uses part of the building to house a museum and for ceremonial events.
A neighbour of the hotel and delves into Aberdeen’s historic transformation from a fishing port to becoming the Oil and Gas capital of Europe.
For a more relaxed approach to your stay in the Granite City – why not enjoy spa treatments right outside your doorstep. Give into your indulgence with purifying and relaxing Dermologica facials, massages or body wraps. Or treat yourself to a Shellac Manicure or Bellaspierre make-up session.
The Lemon Tree is a vibrant, buzzing venue providing Aberdeen with an excellent alternative entertainment scene. The Lounge offers customers the chance to rock along to their favourite bands or laugh with the funniest comedians while enjoying a drink from the wide range of beverages at the bar For more about things to do in The Granite City – check out: http://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/events
Aberdeen can now boast ‘The Best Golf Course in the World’ with the opening of Trump International Golf Links (http://www.trumpgolfscotland.com) on the famous sand dunes of the Menie Estate.The course is just 25 minutes drive from Aberdeen Airport. For links enthusiasts there are also 25 courses along a stunning coastline, some of the more renowned of these being Cruden Bay (http://www.crudenbaygolfclub.co.uk), Murcar (http://www.murcarlinks.com) and RoyalAberdeen (http://www.royalaberdeengolf.com/Intro.aspx). Royal Aberdeen was founded in 1780, the 6th oldest in the world, and is hosting the 2014 Scottish Open – with many of the world’s big players making the trip to the city. Click here to view The Official Guide to Golf in Aberdeen and Grampian Highlands (http://www.golf-grampian.co.uk) or please email us if you are organising a golf vacation and we can offer assistance.
Glenfiddich: based in Dufftown more than an hours drive through some of Aberdeenshire most scenic villages, is the world’s largest-selling, and most-awarded, malt and the big sister to Balvenie Whisky. www.glenfiddich.com/uk/ ▪
Royal Lochnagar is the only whisky with Royal connections located in Crathie. www.discovering-distilleries.com/royallochnagar/ Also if you would prefer to stay close to home – check out the Merchant Quarter Whisky Walk Starting just a minutes walk from the hotel – guests can enjoy a tour of 12 whisky bars all within two minutes walk of each other. All drams can be enjoyed in the comfort of a traditional bar in this historic, independent area of the city. http://www.merchantquarteraberdeen.com/download/whiskywalk.pdf)
▪ Crathes Castle – a fairytale castle, dating back to 1533, with absolutely stunning gardens and an excellent tearoom. ▪
Fyvie Castle – one of the North East’s most stunning castles, with a history going back to 1211, and famous for being haunted by the Green Ladye. ▪
Drum Castle – This is a very special castle because it combines a medieval keep, a Jacobean mansion house and a later Victorian extension. The keep is one of the three oldest tower houses in Scotland, probably dating from 1290. ▪
Craigievar Castle – Craigievar, completed in 1626, is an iconic seven-storey tower house in the Baronial style, amongst the best preserved and the most loved in Scotland. ▪
Dunnottar Castle ruins – An imposing cliff-top ruin that has an incredible history: there is evidence of inhabitation on the site going back to Pictish times, as early as 700AD. The ruins are located in the idyllic seaside town of Stonehaven.